Sarah scoops Rural Ambassador award

Agricultural teacher from Orroroo, Sarah Hazel was announced winner of the 2017 State Rural Ambassador Award last Tuesday, at the State Rural Ambassador Awards dinner run by the SA Country Shows Association. Ms Hazel, 26, said she was truly honoured to represent such a motivated and passionate group of ambassadors and the show societies of […]

Mallala Ag Bureau

Mallala Ag Bureau recently held its annual dinner meeting with special guest, Michael Angelakis. Michael spoke on his life in the seafood industry, his early days with Angelakis Bros Ocean Catch, his passion for agriculture and his TV show Out of The Blue. Michael and his family originally lived and fished on the West Coast […]

Top tips for long term productivity

While crop production on cracking clay soils can be relatively resilient to agronomic management changes such as rotations and tillage in the short term, decisions made now can have a major impact on productivity, profitability and soil resources in the long term. That is one of the key messages from Agriculture Victoria Research senior scientist […]

Top tips for early sown canola

Farm productivity can benefit from early sowing of canola if clear management guidelines are followed, according to CSIRO chief research scientist Dr John Kirkegaard who will present at the Hart Field Day on September 19. Dr Kirkegaard from CSIRO Agriculture and Food says advantages to whole farm productivity from canola sown around mid-April (in South […]

Fisher feels like a loser despite industry accolade

DESPITE being recognised as runner up Seafood Producer of the Year earlier this month, Port Wakefield haul net fisher, Bart Butson, said he feels like a “fishing loser”. Mr Butson earned the accolade at the SA Seafood Industry Awards, finishing behind Yorke Peninsula’s Craig Fletcher. “I was thrilled but it also sits strange with me,” […]

Viterra harvest jobs available

VITERRA’S annual employment drive has begun with about 1300 workers being sought to join the company as a harvest casual across South Australia and Western Victoria. Group operations manager, Michael Hill, said applications were now open for people wishing to work harvest across more than 80 sites in South Australia and western Victoria. “A range […]

Producing dual purpose sheep

The aim at Old Kelvale is to produce sheep that maximise profitability in both the wool and carcase markets for your business and theirs. Bred in the pastoral country on Thistlebeds, east of Burra, Old Kelvale sheep are bred to survive, thrive and reproduce under erratic seasonal conditions. By running 4500 commercial ewes in the […]

Sharlu Park’s inaugural sale

Sharlu Park Merino Stud at Frankton, via Truro, invites you to its inaugural on-property Merino ram sale on Wednesday, August 30. The Saegenschnitter family founded the stud 21 years ago, and initially concentrated on breeding Merino rams, but now also produce a line of Poll Merino rams to meet customer requirements. Saegenschnitter’s have worked closely […]

Great potential for Carricowie

Carricowie Poll Merino stud is offering some exciting progeny from Carricowie 28 and 54 and Imperial at its on-property ram sale on Tuesday, August 22. Rams will also be available from the stud’s usual sires, and exhibit great potential for breeding programs and increased carcase traits. Running an extensive AI program each year, the Blyth […]