Dedication at Grace Plains

GRACE Plains was inundated on Sunday when around 400 people attended a community event to remember and commemorate the Moquet Lee Pinery Fire Memorial, and officially unveil a plaque and display depicting photos and information not only of the fire, but the history of the area. MC Belinda Cay, introduced a number of speakers who […]

delivery dilemma

AN impromptu meeting was held for local farmers around Robertstown and Eudunda last Thursday, following bulk handling company, Viterra’s, announcement it has closed several grain silos and bunkers. The meeting was organised by local farmer Simon Niemz, and attended by around 20 farmers at the now closed Robertstown silos, who spoke of their concerns moving […]

Hannah champions Australia’s Murray Greys

Local cattle breeder Hannah Sanders, 21, has been named the Murray Grey Youth Australia ambassador for 2019. Hannah, from Clare’s Ballyvaughan Murray Grey Stud, will represent the breed at cattle shows, sales and events throughout the year, culminating in a study tour to the United States in January/February 2020. She said she was thrilled to […]

A pig’s tale

It was the end of an era at Dublin saleyards on Tuesday, with the last pig auction taking place. The withdrawal of a major supplier has ultimately led to the demise of the pig market there, however House of Lindner auctioneer, Rene Martucci, said it had been on the cards for some time, and with […]

Owen Ag Bureau does Swan Hill

Twelve members ventured across the border last week for a whirlwind tour of the Swan Hill region. First stop was CMV pistachio nut farm at Robinvale. Members were shown through the plant and orchards, which are all drip irrigated.   Read the full story in our online edition: http://plainsproducer.realviewdigital.com

Roseworthy training day

It was back to school for a group of ag machinery dealers last week (Feb 18-22) as the University of Adelaide’s Roseworthy campus played host to a series of specialised machinery training days.   Read the full story in our online edition: http://plainsproducer.realviewdigital.com

Time to get the crop in

The 2019 cropping season is almost here and the Hart Field-Site Group is again presenting its free Getting The Crop In seminar on Wednesday, March 13, to help farmers prepare. Hart chairman and Spalding farmer, Damien Sommerville, said this year’s event will be particularly relevant coming off the back of a dry year, with many […]

On-farm emergency water scheme

DROUGHT affected livestock farmers who invest in on-farm water infrastructure are eligible for rebates with the Federal Coalition and South Australian Governments delivering $5 million in Federal rebates.   Read the full story in our online edition: http://plainsproducer.realviewdigital.com