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The South Australian Country Hour delivering rural news and information for primary producers.

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The South Australian Country Hour delivering rural news and information for primary producers.

    SA Country Hour, Friday 15 October 2021

    SA Country Hour, Friday 15 October 2021

    Millions of fish could potentially make their way down the Darling-Anabranch over the next year as water continues flowing down the river system
    The shearer shortage could reach crisis point in Victoria as some shearers threaten to move interstate to escape the COVID-19 vaccine mandate
    A new trend has surfaced, with more people using stock tanks as pools.

    • 30 min
    SA Country Hour, Thursday 14 October 2021

    SA Country Hour, Thursday 14 October 2021

    This seasons grain harvest has officially begun, a load of peas from Arno Bay deposited into the Viterra network
    Things are getting tighter on an already tight international fertiliser market after a major player has started to ban exports
    Pacific Island Council of South Australia CEO Tukini Tavui says only about 30-50 per cent of the 1000 seasonal workers in SA have had their first dose of Covid vaccines

    • 30 min
    SA Country Hour, Wednesday 13 October 2021

    SA Country Hour, Wednesday 13 October 2021

    Concern about the cost of sea freight has escalated this week with allegations from the National Farmers Federation of collusion between shipping operators to keep rates high
    Postage delays are causing a massive headache for queen bee breeders and beekeepers, and it could be devastating for Australia's food production
    The Australian wine industry is pushing to be 100 per cent sustainable.

    • 30 min
    SA Country Hour, Tuesday 12 October 2021

    SA Country Hour, Tuesday 12 October 2021

    The Federal Government has today announced it will extend its Supporting Agricultural Shows and Field Day Program by $21 million
    GM canola has been the genetically modified crop grown commercially in SA, but researchers at the University of Adelaide have been able to look at a variety of new crops and growing methods and today some of that work will be presented at a research update
    Sales of modern shearing plants have exploded this year, continuing a trend that began four years ago when a woman was scalped after her hair got entangled in an overhead shaft.

    • 30 min
    SA Country Hour, Monday 11 October 2021

    SA Country Hour, Monday 11 October 2021

    The wool industry was called into a meeting by the federal Agriculture Minister last week and told to sort themselves out by Christmas
    Contract tracing and QR codes have been crucial for tracking COVID-19, and it could also offer insights for livestock industries looking to improve traceability
    New safety standards requiring rollover bars on new or imported second hand Quad bikes for sale are mandatory from today.

    • 30 min
    SA Country Hour, Friday 8 October 2021

    SA Country Hour, Friday 8 October 2021

    Some big changes are coming to the ATV market, with the deadline looming to ensure all new or second-hand, imported quad bikes sold in Australia meet a new standard set by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
    Farmer and former SA police minister Robert Brokenshire is calling for a dedicated stock squad to handle livestock crime
    Bees have been working hard pollinating apple trees in orchards around the state and now researchers are figuring out how to make the job easier for them

    • 30 min

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10 Ratings

10 Ratings

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Informative program

Very informative program. Lots of essential information, even for city dwellers. Essential listening for detailed information on the weather and other subjects.

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