Better outlook in the south

Stephen Burns
December 23 2023 - 6:00pm
Frost at sunrise near Culcairn, which heralded a decent autumn break and foretold the potential of a southern bumper season.
Frost at sunrise near Culcairn, which heralded a decent autumn break and foretold the potential of a southern bumper season.
At Deniliquin, Merino ewes sold to $134 in a very good offering of Riverina-bred sheep.
At Deniliquin, Merino ewes sold to $134 in a very good offering of Riverina-bred sheep.
An 'Arcadian' view of the picturesque farming landscape near Holbrook, taken in early spring.
An 'Arcadian' view of the picturesque farming landscape near Holbrook, taken in early spring.

Drought is the spectre which hangs like Damocles' sword over every farming operation throughout the state.

Stephen Burns

Stephen Burns

Journalist, Wagga Wagga

Jackaroo on Merino sheep studs in the Riverina, a lifetime working on the land with sheep, cropping and cattle. Graduate Charles Sturt Uni with degree in Business and a Dean's Certificate. Graduate C.B. Alexander Agricultural College

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