The MacDonald family, Paramount White Suffolks, drew a healthy crowd to Kersbrook on Tuesday, as return buyers nudged the average above $800.
Born and bred on a farm in the mid-north, I traded boots for books when I moved to Adelaide to study journalism. Spend some time writing for the stock journal in my study days, but found drifting once I completed my degree. This meant travel, a dabble in the teaching game, but mostly hospitality work at a 24 hour bakery. I love writing, I love listening to people's stories and I love, respect and appreciate the rural community, which makes working at the Stock Journal such a great opportunity. Fun facts are that I love to cook, have seen all the Marvel films (way too many times) and impulse bought a compound bow a few years ago.
This week Stock Journal takes you back to March 2002, a busy month across South Australia, with markets, Merino field days and even a royal visit.
White Dorpers and Dorpers topped at $2000 and maintained a healthy average thanks to local support at the joint annual sale for Red Rock and Edson Livestock at Keith on Friday.
Castle Camps enjoyed it's best sale to date yesterday as it's White Suffolks reached $1800 four times, as well as a new top for Border Leicesters at $1900.
South Australian shearers and wool handlers enjoyed a competitive visit to Perth at the weekend for the 2018 Sports Shear National Shearing and Woolhandling Championships.
The national drought coordinator visited South Australia on Tuesday as the state government announced extra support for drought-affected farmers.
Ramsay Park enjoyed its best top, average and attendance at the stud's 24th on-property sale on Friday, with a larger offering of White Suffolks, Suffolks and black composite rams.
Megan McLoughlin, a passionate country woman, is using her second chance to herd support for organ donation, and she has turned to an original Australian sport to do it.
Anna Villa maintained a healthy top and average at the stud's annual White Suffolk and Suffolk on-property sale at Weetulta yesterday, thanks to some friendly local competition.
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