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Local farmer wins hay prizes at Royal Adelaide Show

A BYADUK farmer in his nineties has walked away with three first prizes and one second prize in the fodder classes section of the 2021 Royal Adelaide Show.

On his farm around 30 kilometres south of Hamilton, Ivan Mirtschin, 93, has been growing his prize lucerne for decades and said there was “no secret” to the output of his 1000 acres at Karonga – just a commitment to applying his many years of experience.

He won in three categories – baled lucerne hay, baled pasture hay and baled legume hay – and took second prize in lucerne chaff.

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