but as it celebrates its centenary it remains a dominant force as the nation's fourth largest woolgrower.
THE Follett family has been in the business of quenching thirst for more than 140 years - although the manner in which they have done so has changed somewhat through the years.
Throughout five generations, the Dabinetts have maintained a uniformed attitude to farming, and although each generation made its own stamp on the family enterprise, a diversified and dynamic approach has remained.
Carrying on a rich tradition of excelling with sheep and tourism in a region many would call harsh, Pandurra Station's Bruce and Julie Nutt, via Port Augusta, consider themselves lucky to live in the area.
GOOD old-fashioned hard work, a family-first attitude and a willingness to move with the winds of farming industry change are the driving forces behind the Galpin family's burgeoning stud and commercial livestock enterprise Warrawindi Farms, centred around Penola in the state's Lower South East.
Mallee blacksmith John Kendall has been honing his skills for more than eight years, and says he has seen a resurgence in demand for quality, long-lasting metal pieces.
OFF-SHEARS sales at Lameroo, Bordertown and Naracoorte feature prominently in this week's Flashback Friday, where we take a look through the November 1993 pages of Stock Journal.
STOCK Journal's special Our Stories publication takes you on an in-depth journey into the lives of eight South Australian farming families, each with an amazing but unique story to tell.
UNDERTAKING full-time study while raising two children under three years old and helping manage a farm business is not an easy task.
Long-time NRM volunteer Jenny Roberts was recently recognised with a Premier's Certificate for 18 years of outstanding voluntary service.