ENCOUNTERING less glyphosate resistance than growers of regular canola varieties and the ease of management were some of the surprising lessons learned by Vic croppers in their formative years growing genetically-modified canola.
A SPIRITED bidding battle which ended with a $16,000 price tag for a top quality sire was the highlight of Collandra North Poll Merino's 41st annual ram auction at Tumby Bay on Wednesday.
STRONG stud interest propelled Glenville Merino & Poll Merino to an outstanding sale average and full clearance at their 59th annual on-property auction near Cowell on Tuesday.
A SEASON full of promise is at a critical juncture for many SA croppers, with a dry June and July curbing much of the optimism present after good opening rains.
A FULL clearance and healthy average of $2204 ensured Brimanna Poll Merino principal Jayden Harris was pleased after the stud's on-property auction at Yeelanna on Monday.
THE day-to-day grind of farming in a four-year drought is starting to wear thin for Peterborough sheep grazier Neil Sleep.
WHILE not as loud and intense as a bushfire or pandemic, the consequences of a four-year drought are proving devastating for farmers in large tracts of SA.
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