A MIX of new and repeat buyers helped lift the top and average price at the Gowan Brae 29th annual on-property sale at Furner on Friday.
HIGH indexing Border Leicester rams met solid competition at Deepwater stud’s 25th annual sale on Wednesday last week at Binnum with a near full clearance and $1388 average.
ADELAIDE based Westminster School continued its stellar run at the Mount Gambier Show winning its third grand champion steer sash in four years.
Producing the more highly-valued wool likely to be used in undergarments and sportswear is a key strategy for Steve and Brett Koehler from Radnor Merino Stud, Langhorne Creek.
STEVE Slape, Furner, gave up shearing three years ago to focus on pig production at his family’s farm, with the aim of meeting increasing demand from his major commercial buyer, Adelaide Hills-based Skara Artisan Smallgoods.
PRICES for breeding ewes lifted by about $20 at the Jamestown market on Thursday, with 5.5-year-olds hitting $161.
ABOUT 16 per cent of the manure effluent of the Australian pig herd is now directed to biogas systems, equating to 29pc of the herd housed in conventional sheds at piggeries larger than 500 sows, farrow-to-finish, which is the cut-off for feasibility of these systems.
Calls for fox bounties and government assistance as foxes inflict a heavy toll on some South Australian farming regions.