Flashback Friday – August 1988

Flashback Friday – August 1988 Gavin Reyne, Arno Bay, gives the shearers a hand in the shed while they have a well-earned rest.
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Greg Hutchisson, Penola, repairs Coonawarra trellises ahead of the vintage.

Winners of the Stock Journal Mazda Master Farmer were able to ride in style with this Mazda B2600 four-wheel-drive utility.

Sulby Park Limousin’s studmaster Debbie Fewings, Yankalilla.

Elders Pastoral manager Stephen Redden, Tumby Bay, auctioneer Tony Wetherall, buyer Bob Phillips and Collandra studmaster Graeme Lawrie, with the $3050 top price Collandra ram.

Yacka farmer Lionel Kunoth has made a move towards minimising tillage and retaining stubble, using this Pheonix rotary harrow. With him is Sagric soils technical officer Glenn Gale, who is operating a five-year trial on the Kunoth property.

Brian Clark and brother Darrol, Virginia, wash and pack their celery, which is sent to the Sydney market.

Burra Community School principal Michael Day with a steer being prepared for the Adelaide Show. The school was preparing to open a boarding house.

SA Botanical Gardens’ senior gardener Steve Hauber with Mt Compass carnation grower Jane Warnock at the Australian Floriculture Conference, held in Adelaide.

Roma Woolford, Kimba, and Pat Wardle, Moonta, catch up at the National CWA conference.

Elders Pastoral auctioneer Kevin Vanstone and his Dalgety Bennetts Farmers counterpart Ray Smith have a chat at Gepps Cross.

John Price, Benmater, Cleve, with his Merino clip during annual shearing.

Ray Crouch, Mt Compass, took advantage of the sunshine to complete maintenance on farm equipment.

Bill and Grant Liebelt, Grantley Holsteins, Meadows, take hay off the tractor in the background as John Maidment, Meadows Herd Improvement Services, prepared herd recording equipment.

New members have been elected to the SA Rural Advisory Council, with deputy chairperson Ivan Venning, Don Mitchell, Kerri Cliff, chairperson Diana Penniment, Julie Harder and Tracy Zippel.

United Farmers and Stockowners zone 7 president Ian Mann talks to memebers of the Nuriootpa branch at their meeting. With him are branch secretary John Hage and president Leo Pech.

Leigh Hart, Meadows, and Simon Boyley, concentrate on their Ramsey Brothers Lego competition entries at the EP Field Days.

Julie Mickan, Cummins, Margaret Glover, Yeelanna, and Julie Eckermann, Cummins, could not get their daughters Rebecca, Natasha and Meagan past the doll display at the EPFD.

Steve Noble with Keith and Joan McDonald, Cleve, check on the wool quality of this sheep at the EPFD.

Barry Boulton, Boulview Charolais stud, Spalding, has been breeding the placid French beef cattle for more than 10 years.

Greenfields studmaster Jim Sullivan, Elders Pastoral Port Lincoln’s Jack May, Melvin and Peter McAvaney, Cooyamoolta, White Flat, and Greenfields’ Mark Brooks.

Kimba farmer Gavin Beinke and Agrowplow marketing advisor Kim Wallace compare the difference in root development after deep tillage.

Simon Green and John Plumber, Lenswood, inspect the young trees at the Joyson Orchard, Kalangadoo, during a South East tour by Lenswood horticulturalists.

Coral Farr, Loxton, was named Citizen of the Year.

WAB vice president Audrey Hutchens (right) took the helm at the state conference last week, assisted by regional counsellor Raelene Bussenschutt, Cunliffe.

SA Rural Advisory Council member Diana Penniment, Wirrega, discusses the agenda of the WAB conference with Murraylands regional coordinator Betty Heading and Pinkawillinie delegate Barbara Schaefer.

Peter Melville, Sydney, and Jeff Woodman, Quorn, get hands on experience during the Regular Army’s apprenticeship scheme.

Scotch College students Jane Struik, Caroline Lum, Naomi Potts, Emily Roxburgh, Sophie Martin, Adrianna Djurasevich and Andrew Milne check out the agricultural area.

Watswool auctioneer Michael Crooks, Portland, Vic, Bill Mosey, Kapunda, and Watswool chief Doug Wilson at the opening of the wool selling season.

Frank Guy, VPC, and Peter Powell, both of Kaniva, Vic, were well-dressed for the Nhill store sheep sale.

Richard Harvey, EFV-VPC Agency, Naracoorte, at the Nhill sheep sale with Rol Zacher, Naracoorte, looking for an elusive pen of “cheapies”.

Keith Taylor, Dalgety Farmers, Nhill, in action, with bids reaching a top of $80.05 for woolly wethers.

District agronomist David Lewis, Cleve, and Merv Graefe, Cootra, look over the old and new wheat varieties planted on the EPFD site for the Department of Agriculture displays.

Grahame and Nerilee Reid try to wrangle the sheep for dipping time on the Dawesley property of Nerilee’s father David Powell.

Kevin Cooke, Naracoorte, helps Wayne Johnson, Naracoorte, to load one of the rams bought at the Naracoorte Ram Sales.

Ian Rose, Sunny Side, Kulpara, pulls down the old fence around his wheat-vetch fence to use materials for a sheep fence.

Harold Kobelt, Cleve, and Brian Kobelt, Kielpa, weigh the fleece shorn from their Deloshande Stud Poll Merino ram after the Stock Journal guess-the-weight competition.

A sheep feedlot is relatively easy to establish says Butler farmer Dennis Bates, and every farm with sheep in an unreliable district should have one.

Ray Affolter and son John, Lucerne Park, Booborowie, with the stud’s champion and reserve champion strong wool Merino rams at Crystal Brook.

Bill Walker, Classings Ltd, Murray Bridge, with a Collinsville ram bought at the Naracoorte ram sale.

Top Fertiliser’s district officer Allan Price and Bute farmer David Sluggett with a wheat crop that had been tested for tissue analysis and trace element applications.

Nuriootpa vigneron Ray Hahn inspects his tensiometers, which measure soil moisture levels, as part of his vineyard tour route.

Sandy Burton with Ucolta Boss at the Paskeville Sheepdog Trials.

Part-time Gawler Show secretary Bill Palamountain was kept busy in the lead up to the event’s bicentennial.

Robin Short, Maken Vale, Burra, Dalgety Bennetts Farmers Mid and Norther wool advisor Trevor Burton, Trevor Wiseman, DBF Burra, and Dennis Short, Maken Vale, Burra.

Trevor Henschke, Dalgety Bennetts Farmers Jamestown, Glen Arney, Aylesbury Park, Jabuk, and Brian Menzel, Menzels Meat, Kapunda, at Gepps Cross.

Dalgety store stock manager Barry Allen sells at a Loxton/Paruna sale which yarded 29,000 sheep and lambs.

SA Stud Merino Sheepbreeders Association president Alistair Murray, Cappeedee Stud, Hallett, prepares for the Adelaide Show.

United Farmers and Stockowners president Don Pfitzner at the opening of the Tafe Rural Leadership training course with participants Rob Jacobs, Cowell, and Bill Moularadellis, Kingston-on-Murray.

Bob and Bruce Pocock, Lampata, Lameroo, with one of the Lampata rams.

Buyers at the Merrindee Poll Dorset dispersal wereLinden, Kym, Daniel and Petra Masters, Verran.

Greg Andrews, Bolinda Stud, Bordertown, with the top price ram.

Crop Science Society president Chris Butler inspects a crop of wheat grown by Mallala farmer John Lush.

Mark Nurmela and Tuija and Neil Schultz, Top Range Apples, have created a successful tourist and marketing enterprise on their Forest Range orchard, producing wax-free apples.

David Haldene and Niffy Robinson, Port Pirie, polish up the Northern Country Music Association’s 3.5m guitar in preparation for the Festival of Country Music.

Re-elected CWA state president Enid Philbey compared notes with immediate past president Joyce Gamlen.

Admiring the top-price ram at the White River Merino sale at Elders stud stock auctioneer Tony Wetherall, buyers Monica and Mark Dodd, Marly Rise, Port Lincoln, and White River studmaster John Daniell.

Tom Bagshaw, Rudall, and Leith Stenning, Cowell, at the Cleve sheep sale.

Dalgety Bennetts Farmers Cleve manager Peter Watkins presses on with a Cleve yarding double the advertised size due to the dry season.

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