Crop that!

Plains awash after heavy rain HEAVY recent rains could possibly affect the Lower North district, poised to record a superb grain yield in what is being billed as potentially the third largest harvest on record at about 8.7 million tonnes statewide. Read the full story in our online edition: http://plainsproducer.realviewdigital.com

Agricultural research takes another big hit

THE STATE BUDGET Les Pearson reports THE latest State Budget delivered yet another blow to a key research and development department for South Australia’s primary producers on the back of a decade of continual cuts. The Budget sees the government’s net appropriation to the Department of Primary Industries and Resources (PIRSA) fall from $89 million […]

Clare’s Fours win

Balaklava Bowling Club hosted the Women’s Invitation Fours last Friday. Eighteen clubs travelled from Warooka, Port Pirie, Eudunda, Payneham, and places in between, to play in what was a very successful event. Clare again won the day, after taking honours in the event last year. The team this year comprised Bev Harvey, Chris Jarman, Helen […]

Sheep colour their world

Sally Crowther reports Nancy and Allan Bennett’s sheep breeding business, Bennett and Gregor, located in Reeves Plains, spins wool of a different kind. Established in 1973 at the Gregor family’s ‘Parana Park’ property, the business has a flock of 700 sheep, bred and selected to produce excellent sheep with premium quality soft spinning fleeces. Bennett […]