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Sheep poisoning triggers warning

DOZENS of sheep were recently poisoned by 1080 bait allegedly stored incorrectly on a property north of Bordertown, triggering a warning from state agricultural...

Growers hungry to succeed

SILVERWARE is ripe for the picking in the 2020/21 Coonawarra and District Tomato Growing Competition with just one week remaining until entries close. It is...

Filling the feed gap

This is the third of a series of articles prepared by Gambier Seeds to feature in the On the Land section of The Border...

Saleyards ramp project approved


GRANT District Council will reallocate $120,000 originally budgeted on the Mount Gambier and District Saleyards roof project toward a ramp upgrade to improve safety...

Soil testing: Why is it so critical?

This is the second of a series of articles being prepared by Gambier Seeds for The Border Watch. These will feature in the On...

Record-breaking summer at Casterton

CASTERTON Saleyards has maintained its title as one of the region’s premier selling centres following a record-breaking summer selling season. More than 6100 cattle were...

Millicent Saleyards decision on hold

A DECISION on whether to continue operating the Millicent Saleyards has been deferred until next month, with Wattle Range Council voting to discuss the...

Fruits of labour vie for title

BACKYARD green thumbs across the region will challenge for bragging rights in the 2021 Penola and Coonawarra Summer Tomato Growing Competition. Kilos of fresh,...

Numbers drop but prices rise

MOUNT GAMBIER SHEEP - WEDNESDAY 6171 (-5947) NUMBERS fell sharply as agents yarded 6092 lambs and 79 sheep to total 6171 head overall, almost half...

Winery shines light on efficiency

ONE of Coonawarra's largest wineries will combat the impacts of energy costs by replacing 1000 light fittings around its Riddoch Highway estate with LED...

Festive support for farmers

NATIONAL farmer-focused charity Rural Aid is encouraging Australians to consider the needs of primary producers over Christmas by hosting a fundraising party or supporting...

Award win for up and coming Limestone Coast auctioneers

ELDERS Livestock Mount Gambier stock agent Ben Gregory and Thomas De Garis & Clarkson stock agent Hayden Lambert placed first and second respectively at...

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Heavy underfoot

EVEN though the weather remained mild for the day, the heavy underfoot conditions meant that scoring was hard to come by in Saturday’s stableford...