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Smart farm expo
Farmer messages at this year's Farm
The expo, supported by major
sponsor Stock Journal continues to
attract the attention of small farmers
in SA with its display of equipment,
machinery, livestock and associated
There is an abundance of informa-
tion available for anyone interested
in farming, and this year smart-
farmer is proud to be involved as
sponsor of this important and infor-
Farm Expo is located on the west-
ern side of the main arena, opposite
the public grandstand and adjacent
to the Stock Journal office.
all things for farmers
• from previous page
Country shows are a South Australian institution. Advice regarding show programming is always available.
Be sure to see the working apiary exhibition, returning to the show after a
Quality alpaca products are available from the Alpacas...and More stand,
along with practical advice about breeding and raising alpacas.
WAMOWIE Alpacas, at Salter Springs via
Hamley Bridge, was established in 1992
by Andrew and Cathy Chapman.
The Chapmans, both from extensive farming
backgrounds, grow cereal crops, hay, canola and
legumes, and breed first-cross Merinos as well as
their flock of alpacas on their 450 hectare farm.
They breed Huacaya alpacas, with a focus on black
animals, but also have white, fawn and brown.
Wamowie alpacas are an MN3 assessed herd, and
all are registered with the Australian Alpaca
Andrew and Cathy sell a range of animals --
females, either mated or unmated, for breeding or
pets, males for breeding, and wethers for pets,
small farmers or as two-year-olds and upwards
for guard animals for sheep and goat farmers.
Andrew also takes on the highly specialised role
as alpaca shearer, for the Chapmans' own animals
and for other owners to the north and east of
Adelaide, and he combines the shearing with other
animal husbandry practices such as vaccinations.
He shears from mid-September to early
November, and again in January.
The Wamowie fleeces are classed by length,
colour and micron, and most of it is sent to
Melbourne for sale through the Australian Alpaca
Andrew and Cathy Chapman
Salter Springs, via Hamley Bridge, South Australia
Ph: (08) 8528 6165 • Mobile: 0428 633 147
• Enquiries Welcome • Alpaca Sales • Wool Sale • Shearing
FCUBED is a solar powered water desalination
company now introducing its technology to the
market. Solar desalination has been used for
centuries and uses the same natural processes that
produce the world's rainfall (evaporation and cooling of
the vapour to form condensation). F Cubed has
developed an extremely efficient, low capital cost panel
-- Carocell -- enabling the broad use of solar desalination
as a viable alternative.
CAROCELL is a direct solar desalination unit which only
requires sunshine as its power source in creating potable
drinking water from any water supply including bore,
polluted, brackish or sea water. The process eliminates
all bacteria and pathogens, and removes all chemicals,
heavy metals and salts, which domestic water filters are
unable to stop.
The unique modular design provides the opportunity for
use for any water requirement from a single panel for
domestic requirements to a solar water farm providing
towns with pure potable water.
A single panel on average will to produce between 16
litres to 20 litres per day. The Carocell panel has minimal
maintenance as it has no moving parts or electronics, nor
does it rely on expensive filters, membranes, chemicals
or power systems. The system is completely solar-driven
and produces no green house gas emissions. The feed
water can be supplied by gravity/pressure or pump
enabling it to be completely versatile to fit within your
For further information visit the website
www.fcubed.com.au or send an email to
ALIVE BEE display will be returning to the Royal
Show for the first time in five years. The
display, presented by the Beekeepers Society
of South Australia, will be at the western entrance of
the Farm Expo pavilion, and will include exhibits of
honey and prize-winning awards from the honey
As a new concept promoting the honey industry,
there will be a walk-through interpretive display
depicting the production of honey and the
importance of pollination to the food chain. This
display will be 12 metres long with a live hive of bees
in a centre wall panel.
The Beekepers Society will take the opportunity to
explain to show-goers the importance of Australian
honey being managed in a chemical-free
environment without the contamination of pesticides
or sprays. The display will stress the need for an
active bio-security program for the honey industry.
Bees and the practice of beekeeping generate much
more than just honey. The honey bee provides a vital
link in the food production chain by pollinating trees,
vegetables and crops and the maintenance of
biodiversity in our ecological system. In addition, bee
products are used to produce health-promoting
commodities, some containing antibacterial,
antimicrobial and anti-carcinogenic properties.
We encourage all visitors to this year's Royal Show to
visit the Farm Expo and make the beekeepers' stand
a "must see".
(08) 8556 0162
Come and see us at the
Farm Expo and learn all
there is to know about
bees and honey.
From it's nutritional values
to it's preventions of
which gives it healing
properties for wounds,
ulcerations and skin
For a range of honey, honey
comb, foundation wax,
suits, hoods and hives.
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