Grower from Willow Tree wins Premer Shield for sorghum crop

A crop grown by Willow Tree’s Joe Fleming, “Parraweena”, has
taken out the Premer Shield, awarded for the best sorghum crop in the district.

Fleming, who manages “Parraweena” for Parraweena Pastoral
Company, grew a crop of MR-Scorpio which yielded eight tonnes per hectare.

The award was one of several presented at the annual Premer
Field Day, which is run by the Premer branch of the NSW Farmer’s Association
and Field Day Committee, and recognises and rewards the efforts of growers in
the district.

The prize for best sunflower crop in the region, the
Rosebowl Trophy, was presented to Blackville’s Alec and Jeremy Pengilley,
‘Belvil’. Judges estimated the yield of their crop of Sunbird 7 at 2.4t/ha.

The CH Simson Cup, awarded for the best local wheat crop,
was claimed by Premer’s Jim Mitchell, “Mandeville”. Mitchell manages
“Mandeville” for Romani Pastoral Company and grew a crop of Lancer which
yielded 6.7t/ha.

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