ASIDE from putting the grain in the bin come harvest time, there are few better feelings for a farmer than getting the last of your crop in the ground. Growers around the district are in the throes of finishing seeding for the 2014/15 season in what has been widely described as the perfect start to […]

Growers prepare for sowing season

SOLID recent rainfall across the district has some broadacre farmers considering an early start to seeding, with a number of growers already in tractors sowing feed crops. Balaklava farmer, Ben Shepherd, pictured with son, Logan, has been spraying recently but thoughts of seeding are not far away. Read the full story in our online edition: http://plainsproducer.realviewdigital.com

Hay! How’s it going?

Busy, with yield up – but quality drops WORKERS in the hay industry may appear to have drawn the short straw in recent weeks as balers and truck contractors work around the clock, keeping local export companies on their toes. Read the full story in our online edition: http://plainsproducer.realviewdigital.com

Wrapping up our festive season

Did everyone have a nice Christmas and New Year? Did you received something special for Christmas? Some gifts in our house were classics, such as a shirt with a tag that said “Wash when dirty”. Dah. And a new mobile phone which proved a challenge for a slightly technologically challenged individual. It brought huge bursts […]