The longest grain train in the history of the ARTC network was loaded at Crystal Brook this week, the wheat bound for the drought stricken north.
- This week’s look back at the Stock Journal archives takes us to August 2000, when there were major changes in the grain industry, with growers approving a restructure of SA Co-Operative Bulk Handling.
- Merino studs from across the state put their best sheep on show for day two of the Elders SA Stud Merino Expo.
- LIVESTOCK & Rural Transporters Association of SA president David Smith says increased access for triple road trains in SA would have great economic benefit, not only to the transport industry, but also the farming sector.
- The start of a new season generally coincides with lambing for the majority of livestock producers. For many producers this season with an extended dry period has led to many challenges with feed shortages.
- It was the time of SA's Beef Field Days, Westlands Merinos' dispersal sale and the Angora Mohair Festival, as well as faces from the Gepps Cross livestock market.
- The season break has finally arrived for the Hampel family at Meribah after more than 35 millimetres of rain fell in the marginal region last week, providing the Hampels with the season start they have been waiting on for more than a month.
- Sapphire director Brenton Strauss has appeared before the Murray Bridge Magistrates' Court today over dealings with his failed grain trading company.
- INCREASING numbers of reg legged earth mite and lucerne flea have farmers concerned about the upcoming ban of popular insecticide Le-Mat on December 1.
- November is always a busy month for SA farmers, with harvest, sheep sales, shows and more. November in 1996 was no different.
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