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Wet season boosts sheep flock : sheep and crop go hand in hand

Suttie, K. (1984) Wet season boosts sheep flock : sheep and crop go hand in hand. The Countryman, 19 July 1984. p. 8 [Publication] [Special Collections]


The extra green feed that the years rainfall had brought with it meant that Gary and Pat Caffell have bought in 2,000 head of sheep and doubled the sheep flock on their Tammin farm. The farming brothers are at the beginning of a continuous cropping programme with the continuously cropped land direct drilled. On the direct drill country, seeding was completed using a John Shearer Trashworker chisel plough and Fusion six-tonne air seeder combination, pulled by a Versatile 700 four wheel drive tractor, with the crop put in with Roundup and Spray Seed. A series of Whittington banks were built to halt the progress of the salinity and keep water on the slopes.

This article contains three images: a sheep flock; a device which fits on the outlet of their Fusion air seeder; and Pat Caffell looking over the Whittington interceptor banks on his farm.

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This article is part of the WISALTS (Whittington Interceptor Sustainable Agriculture Land Treatment Society Incorporated) Collection.

Item Type: Special Collections
Collection: WISALTS Collection
Copyright: ©1984 The Countryman
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/58610
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