This week we jump back just shy of six decades to March 1965.
Data was showing that grain consumption, alongside milk and sugar, had decreased, while meat, vegetables and fruit had increased per head of population.
Stud pigs were on auction at Mount Gambier, selling for the "reasonable" price of 50 guineas.
Dairy breeds were also competitive with the AIS Winter Fair taking place at Mount Pleasant, while the Friesian and Jersey breeds competed at the Adelaide Showground at Wayville.
Representatives of the agricultural research community sounded the alarm for improved extension services, saying the "failure to develop extension services as a recognised profession is the greatest deficiency in Australia's agricultural system".
Livestock left Australia to go on show in Tokyo for the International Livestock Show, including Romneys from the stud of DC Cowell, Sunnyridge, Woodside; Ryelands from M&T Paternoster, Uroonda, Mount Gambier; and Large White pigs from RW&MI Correll & Son, Kadina; D Yelland, Cunliffe, GH&TA Martin, Karinda and KL Yelland, Cunliffe.
In the north of the state, a team of Orroroo district graziers took on local stock agents in their annual game of cricket, with the graziers taking the win. They compiled 153 runs to the agent's 135.
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