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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
THERE was a reduced yarding in Hamilton on Friday with 70 cattle penned which mostly consisted of cows.
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.
PERMANENT sheepyards to test working dogs have been installed for use in this year’s Sheepvention, much to the delight of organisers.
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.