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THE biggest farming event on the south-west calendar is set to return this weekend in its usual format after the COVID-19 pandemic caused a two-year hiatus.

Admin - July 25, 2022

AFTER supporting more than 50 local projects in 2021, the Nutrien Ag Solutions Community Grants Program is back, offering grants of up to $5000 for projects across regional Australia.

Admin - July 24, 2022

OVER 500 sheep have been entered into the Hamilton and Western District Sheep Show for the 2022 Sheepvention Rural Expo to be held at the Hamilton Showgrounds on Sunday, July 31 – Tuesday, August 2, with entries recently closed.

Admin - July 23, 2022

Three tragedies from tractors

JAMES’ Uncle Clarence Nagorcka was killed in 1946 at Rainbow, Victoria, on his parents-in-law’s property when the tractor he was driving rolled over a bank in a creek bed.

Then in 1957, his good friend and neighbour Eric Lange was killed.

The third major incident involved James’ father, Percy, in 1973, when they were working together in the paddock.

Lizzie Hallam - July 22, 2022

LOCAL Year 9 students interested in pursuing a career in agriculture were given the chance to explore the industry at the Careers in Agriculture Taster Day held at the Rural Institute of Skills and Training (RIST) on Monday.

Admin - July 21, 2022

IT’S been woolly, woolly cold lately and what better way to warm up but to get into some woolly retail window dressing for the Shop Window Competition ahead of the 2022 Sheepvention Rural Expo.

Lizzie Hallam - July 21, 2022

THERE was a reduced yarding in Hamilton on Friday with 70 cattle penned which mostly consisted of cows.

Admin - July 19, 2022

HAMILTON Riding for the Disabled (RDA) is set to benefit from the generous donation of a SheepMaster ram – a new type of shedding sheep, an increasingly popular trend amongst some breeders – to be auctioned off at next month’s prestigious Sheepvention ram sale.

Admin - July 19, 2022

PERMANENT sheepyards to test working dogs have been installed for use in this year’s Sheepvention, much to the delight of organisers.

Mark Rabich - July 18, 2022

AGENTS yarded 6049 head consisting of 3394 lambs and 2655 sheep at Hamilton on Wednesday, where the quality was mixed and very plain, with very few good quality lambs on offer.

Admin - July 17, 2022