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Don’t miss your place in history, be a part of the Society’s 175th history book 1839 – 2014. Being written by historian and author Rob Linn and to be launched in 2014. Order form inside on page 31

CONTENTS ROYAL AGRICULTURAL & HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY OF SA INC From the President.............................................................................................. 4 BankSA extends Royal Show partnership......................................................... 4 From the Chief Executive................................................................................... 5 China agreement to benefit RA&HS................................................................ 6 African exchange benefits many .................................................................... 7 Small gifts make all the difference ................................................................... 7 LambEx 2014........................................................................................................ 8 Towards 175: The Adelaide Botanic Garden................................................... 9 Rose legend never misses a Show ................................................................. 10 Student placement grants announced......................................................... 11 Congratulations................................................................................................ 11 From mini Showgirl to Royal Show Councillor................................................ 12 Young Rural Ambassador announced........................................................... 13 RA&HS supports SA Food Awards.................................................................... 14 ROYAL ADELAIDE SHOW Win a car at the Show...................................................................................... 15 Foodbank puts out call for pantry staples..................................................... 15 Heritage breeds to shine.................................................................................. 16 Discover our State’s food heroes on new trail............................................... 17 Student Beer Wins Top Award.......................................................................... 18 Royal Adelaide Beer Show, Trophy Winners 2013......................................... 19 Mobile op-shop to set up at Show.................................................................. 20 Great value way to visit the Show.................................................................. 20 Changes ahead for Orchids at the Royal Show........................................... 22 New event to showcase young people in agriculture................................. 25 ADELAIDE SHOWGROUND Kym Jones reaches 25-year milestone at Showground............................... 26 CEOs sleep rough for good cause ................................................................ 27 Special forces obstacle event for Showground............................................ 28 Adelaide Showground to host Stereosonic................................................... 28 ROYAL ADELAIDE WINE SHOW McWilliams Wines feature at 2013 Wine Show Launch................................ 29 Front Cover : Royal Show Art Purchase Judges. L-R Amanda Pepe - CEO Helpmann Academy, Ken Orchard - award winning artist & Lisa Slade - Project Curator Art Gallery SA.

Do OR n’t mi DE ss o R N ut OW

Don’t miss your place in history, be a part of the Society’s 175th history book 1839 – 2014. Being written by historian and author Rob Linn and to be launched in 2014. In total 2,000 copies of the book will be produced; 400 leather bound, 600 hard cover and 1,000 soft cover. A limited number of 1,000 subscriptions are available and an order of a leather or hard cover book is required to be a subscriber. Leather bound copies will be individually numbered and the purchase of a leather bound book includes a bottle of commemorative wine. The commemorative wine is a 2010 Shiraz assessed by three of the best in the wine industry... Huon Hooke, Brian Croser AO and Michael Brajkovich MW who judged the 2011 Royal Adelaide Wine Show Gramp, Hardy, Hill Smith Prize for the Most Outstanding Wine of Provenance.

Secure your copy today and place an order by completing an order form (on page 31) or place an order on-line For further information contact: Marketing Administrator, KheShan Gronow or phone 08 8210 5226


From the President In other exciting news, show-goers will this year

during her visit, enabling her to acquire first-hand

have the chance to win a car at the Show, thanks

knowledge of modern farming practices that she

to CMI Toyota, Channel Seven and SAFM. This

can, hopefully, apply on her own farm. Though

exciting promotion is sure to be a favourite with

the aim of the visit was to equip Inonge with

show-goers, and we look forward to drawing the

knowledge and resources that will aid her venture

winning entry form on the last day of the Show.

and benefit her entire village, it is interesting to

Also new in 2013 is the Premium Food and Wine from our Clean Environment Food and Wine Trail – an innovative partnership between the Society and the Department of Primary Industries and Regions SA that’s designed to showcase the finest South Australian food and wine. Show-goers will Richard Fewster President, RA&HS of SA Inc.


he countdown has well and truly begun to

the 2013 Royal Adelaide Show, with RA&HS

staff, councillors and volunteers working hard to put the finishing touches to this year’s event. I’m

be able to buy a cooler bag from the Taste SA Pavilion or IGA stand and then follow the trail,

of our corporate and media sponsors and I would

Until we meet at the Show… Richard Fewster President, RA&HS

show-goers inspiration on how to use fabulous

On a more serious note, the Society was

Show would not be possible without the support

appreciation of the quality of their own lives.

a recipe using the ingredients each day, giving South Australian produce.

Partner of the Royal Adelaide Show. The Royal

that meeting Inonge has given them a better

produce as they go. Chef Rosa Matto will create

Coca-Cola and Channel Seven as a Premier friends at IGA will once again be the Presenting

described the experience as ‘life changing’, and

filling their bag with delicious South Australian

delighted to announce that BankSA has joined Partner of the Show, and to confirm that our

note that those who spent time with Inonge have

delighted to support the visit to South Australia by young African farmer, Inonge Samboko. Inonge, who has a small pig, dairy and banana farm in Zambia, spent time with several local families

like to sincerely thank them for their ongoing commitment.

BankSA extends

Royal Show partnership

BankSA Managing Director Jane Kittel


ankSA, one of South Australia’s most

enduring icons, has strengthened ties with

another much-loved local institution, the Royal Adelaide Show. BankSA Managing Director Jane Kittel said BankSA has been a proud Show partner for the past 20 years and in 2013 has increased its commitment to become a Premier Partner.


As part of their sponsorship BankSA will help bring

“Importantly, almost half BankSA’s 118 South

Discounted Ride Tickets to the public via the new

Australian branches are in regional areas,

Family Value Pack, available for purchase prior to

reflecting its commitment to serving all South

the start of the Show.

Australians, regardless of their location.’’

“We are delighted to continue to be associated

BankSA’s Show sponsorship supports a range

with this wonderful family event which also

of fun, family-oriented activities and services

celebrates the important economic and social

including the BankSA Farm Walk, BankSA Kids

contribution made by the rural sector and its

Carnival, Lost Child Wrist Bands and the much-

communities,’’ she said.

loved BankSA Farmyard Nursery.

“We are so pleased to be able to help more

RA&HS chief executive John Rothwell said the

families enjoy the Show by making their Show

Society was delighted to enhance its relationship

budgets stretch a little bit further.’’

with BankSA.

BankSA has been part of South Australia for the

“BankSA is well known and respected by South

past 165 years, founded just 12 years after the

Australians and has been an ongoing supporter

colony was established.

and well recognised partner of the Royal Show

“BankSA also shares an unbroken record of

for more than 20 years,” John said.

contributing to the life and economic vibrancy of

“BankSA is synonymous with the Farmyard

the state, including its rural communities, which

Nursery which continues to be one of the most

have always been central to the Royal Adelaide

popular attractions at the Show and now,

Show,’’ Ms Kittel said.

amongst other Show activities, BankSA is helping to bring discounted ride tickets to the public which I’m sure will be well received.”


From the Chief Executive

Recent visitors to the Adelaide Showground will have noticed that a ticketed parking system has been installed at the Rose Terrace and Leader Street entrances, providing automated parking for visitors to the Showground, as well as exhibitors and event organisers. Arrangements for parking at the Royal Adelaide Show will be similar to past years in respect to allocation of car parks to specific groups of participants. The automation of some car parks may change the process for entering the car park and any changes will be communicated prior to the Show. Work is also progressing on the permanent train station at the north western corner of the Showground, which will ultimately see both the Belair and Noarlunga passenger lines stopping at the station yearround. Though the temporary platform will continue to operate for this year’s Show, with show-goers shuttled to and from Adelaide Central Railway Station due to the electrification of the rail line, the new station will be fully operational by 2014. We’re also delighted to launch the Family Value Pack – a cost-effective way for families to experience the Royal Adelaide Show. Available to purchase from Ticketek, IGA and Foodland stores prior to the

John W Rothwell Chief Executive, RA&HS of SA Inc.


start of the Show for $145, the pack provides parking, entry for four people, food and drink vouchers, showbag vouchers and ride coupons. We have also identified an extensive list of free things to do

ast month the president and I hosted a

at the Show and will be promoting these via the Show Magazine, on our website and social media,

delegation from a leading Chinese

ensuring that show-goers know about the amazing entertainment, activities and attractions included in

agricultural fair, an interesting and valuable experience that led to a Memorandum of Understanding being signed between the two organisations. We also had the pleasure of

the Show’s entry price. John Rothwell Chief Executive, RA&HS

hosting a dinner for exhibition organiser Kym Jones, who recently celebrated 25 years of staging events at the Adelaide Showground. In this edition you will also read about our newest – and youngest Councillor – Samantha Neumann, as well as the Youth in Agriculture Day that will be staged at the 2013 Show for the first time. I’m also pleased to report that Olympic Industries has donated a shed to house the Royal Show’s popular Arena Bar, launched at the Show in 2012. This kind donation will see the ‘Bull Bar’ become a permanent addition to the Show, and will cement its reputation as the best location in the Showground to catch all the action on the

Artist’s impression of the new Wayville Station, view looking north from Showground / cycle way

Main Arena.



China agreement to benefit RA&HS T

he Royal Adelaide Show has entered into

A district of the city of Xianyang, Yanling was established as a testing ground for new agricultural

an agreement with a leading Chinese

technology and techniques. Every November, since 1994, it has hosted the annual China Yangling

agricultural fair. President Richard Fewster said the Memorandum of Understanding for Event Cooperation between the Exhibition Bureau of Yangling Agricultural

Agricultural Hi-tech Fair – a five-day event held that attracts 1.5 million people, with visitors coming from all over China, the United States, France, Japan, Canada and Israel. The Fair provides a platform for the promotion of new technologies, practical techniques and information on hi-tech developments in human resources training, investment and product dissemination and broader technology.

Hi-tech Industries Demonstration Zone and the

During the visit, Mr Fewster formally welcomed the delegation and discussed the Society’s charter,

RA&HS paved the way for future collaborations

business and future developments.

between the two organisations, as well as strengthening ties between South Australia’s agricultural sector and an important export market. The agreement was signed in May during a visit to Adelaide by an eight-member delegation from Yangling, which included Director Gui Danghui

“I’m enthusiastic about the potential benefits and opportunities for both parties and look forward to developing a long and fruitful relationship,” he said.

and Deputy Director General Liu Tianxiong.

L - R; RA&HS Chief Executive John Rothwell, Yangling Exhibition Bureau Director Gui Danghui & RA&HS President Richard Fewster

Members of the Yangling delegation and RA&HS

Members of the Yangling delegation and RA&HS



African exchange benefits many


ustralian agriculture could hold the secret

“To hear Inonge’s story and to sit and talk candidly with her about her family and life in the village

to many of the human social and disease

was an honour and a privilege. We are planning to visit her eventually and see how her plans have

problems currently facing many small African villages and communities according to Inonge Samboko, who recently completed a one-month study tour of South Australian dairy and pig farms. The young female farmer, from the village of Kaniki in Zambia, believes that agricultural enterprises can improve the lives of the 400 people in her village.

developed,” Marie said. “We took Inonge to visit a dairy at Meningie where for the first time she worked with a milking machine – she was flabbergasted as her farm still milks by hand. There she was taken on a drive to see some heifers – the land on the farm had been sown for barley and she asked what was going on as she doesn’t have a tractor – she was in awe.” Marie and Neville, former dairy farmers who have five adult daughters and have hosted about a dozen international exchange students, also took Inonge to the Mypolonga School store. “She told us that the children in her village often play truant due to a lack of stimulation brought about by a lack of

Mrs Samboko’s six-hectare pig, dairy cattle and

resources at school – we thought a visit to the store, which is run by the students, might give her some

banana farm currently employs three people, but

ideas of what they can do to keep the kids interested and in school.”

Inonge has plans for a 300-cow dairy employing at least 40 workers. “We practice mixed farming – our vision though is to go full-time into dairy farming and drop the other two activities,” says Mrs Samboko, the

AgStewardship was also involved in Inonge’s trip, educating her on how Australian farmers are dealing with environmental issues. “We talked about the importance of environmentally sustainable agriculture, such as the DrumMUSTER program,” said CEO Karen Gomez.

mother of two young children, aged three and

“For her, living in a country like Zambia, which does not share the standard of living and resources we

eight, and the carer of her husband’s teenage

have in Australia, the challenges she faces in providing a better future for her children and her village


are far greater than we can imagine.”

Royal Agricultural & Horticultural Society President Richard Fewster, who part-sponsored Inonge’s visit, along with his wife, Senator Anne Ruston, Agstewardship Australia and the RA&HS, said with diseases like HIV Aids ravaging Ms Samboko’s community, high unemployment, boredom and a lack of local enterprises were major challenges. “Inonge, who was a Next Generation delegate to the world conference of Royal Agricultural Shows in Zambia, explained to me how she wanted to grow her farm, creating employment for up to 40 people who currently had no work or prospects of a career,” Mr Fewster said. “I suggested that a visit to Australia to study agricultural practices could provide some of the answers and tools to help achieve her vision much faster.

Inonge Samboko & DrumMUSTER CEO Karen Gomez

Marie & Neville Mueller with Inonge

money or the land to enable her to achieve her

Small gifts make all the difference


Samboko’s village in Zambia. Everyday school supplies such

Inonge’s month-long study tour has allowed her

as exercise books and pencils are always in short supply. It is

“Inonge already has a second-hand milking machine but at this point she does not have the

The Kaniki Basic School is the only school in Inonge

to work on a piggery in the Riverland, where she

not uncommon for students to share a single pencil.

has learnt to artificially inseminate pigs, dairies

The president of the RA&HS Richard Fewster reports that

near Murray Bridge and Mount Compass and

eight large cartons of stationery supplies were shipped to

to study animal health, nutrition and responsible

the school last month, thanks to donations from the RA&HS

farm waste management with the aim of

and the South Australian community.

improving production.

“In addition to private individuals, St Joseph’s School in

Neville and Marie Mueller of Murray Bridge hosted

Renmark and the Mueller and Basham families have been

Inonge for one week, with Marie describing the

extremely generous in the items they have given,” says Mr

experience as “an awakening to a different way


of life and farming”.

In the next edition of the Society read about another South Australian family’s experience in hosting Inonge and Inonge’s thoughts once returning home to Zambia.

“And thanks to the generosity of our local computer guru, Terry Singleton, Inonge took a laptop computer home with

RA&HS President Richard Fewster, Inonge Samboko & Senator Anne Ruston

her which she says has revolutionised and slashed the cost of communicating with the outside world.”



LambEx 2014

“This Government is committed to supporting primary producers in innovation and sustainability, and we are thrilled through LambEx to promote our strategic priority of Premium Food and Wine from our Clean Environment,” Ms Gago said. “LambEx is the largest event of its kind in Australia, drawing all sectors of the lamb and sheep industry from around the globe, and today’s launch event demonstrates industry’s support, with local and interstate representatives from Australia’s largest meat processors in attendance. “South Australia’s history is inextricably linked with the sheep and wool trade, and so it is both significant and appropriate for us to be hosting LambEx 2014.” PIRSA is joined by platinum partner Meat & Livestock Australia and major sponsors Thomas Foods International, JBS, and Australian Wool Innovation in supporting the event, commissioned by the SA Sheep Advisory Group. South Australia’s Department for Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR), through its eight Natural Resource Management boards, is also providing strategic funding. Ms Gago said that South Australia had an international reputation for outstanding meat and fibre production. “We have more than 11 million sheep, producing almost 60,000 tonnes of wool, lamb and mutton products, with a gross revenue value of more than $1 billion in 2011-12,” she said.

RA&HS Councillor & Pastoral Committee Member Allan Piggott


“The national gross value of Australian sheep and lamb production is $2.7 billion, with 32 per cent of all agricultural farms having sheep meat activity.”

he State Government has thrown

To be held July 9 to 11 at the Adelaide Showground, event chairman Allan Piggott said the committee

its support behind LambEx 2014, with the

is working to develop a program of events that will attract delegates from all sheep producing states of

Department for Primary Industries and Regions South Australia (PIRSA) becoming a platinum partner of the national event. The announcement was made last month by South Australian Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, The Hon Gail Gago, at a meeting

Australia. “We are conscious that the event falls in the school holidays and so one of our strategies is to ensure we are family friendly and offer elements that are really attractive to students,” Mr Piggott said. “Another of our strategies is to ensure that the program is clearly for all breeds and businesses – so the content will be relevant to everyone connected to the sheep industry.

of LambEx committee members and sponsors in

“But overwhelmingly, our priority is to create a program that generates pride and excitement about the


sheep and lamb industry. Our goal is for people to go home incredibly proud of the opportunities that

Minister Gago said the Government’s partnership with LambEx provided a powerful opportunity to

exist in this sector and know that their industry has been positioned as innovative and highly professional. That is the best way we will continue to attract people to agriculture.”

promote the State’s strategic priority of premium

To keep up-to-date with LambEx plans and opportunities, or to be involved either as a delegate or

food and wine from our clean environment to

exhibitor, please register your interest at

the broader sheep and lamb sector.

L - R; Mark Inglis - JBS , Michael Blake - PIRSA, Jane Kellock - Chair, SASAG, John Rothwell, CE RA&HS, Paul Leonard - Thomas Foods International, The Hon Gail Gago MLC - Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, Minister for Regional Development & Allan Piggott - Chair Lambex Committee



Towards 175

the Adelaide Botanic Garden In 2014 the Royal Agricultural & Horticultural Society will celebrate its 175th anniversary. In this edition of The Society we look at the role the RA&HS played in developing the Adelaide Botanic Garden.


part from staging successful shows, the

Society’s achievements have been many.

Other major influences involved the setting up of quarantine facilities, Roseworthy Agricultural College and the establishment of Adelaide’s Botanic Garden.

Crop competitions were instigated, trials to test

The Society considered the establishment of the garden as an urgent need for the new colony, not

farm machinery were organized, instruction and

only to discover plants and trees suitable to the climate and soil, but to provide a nursery for seeds and

pruning matches were undertaken to aid the

seedlings. They continued to put pressure on the Government and, by the end of 1857, the Garden

viticultural industry, and soil and wine chemists

was ‘well on the way to providing an attractive rendezvous for citizens’.

were employed to initiate research into disease, pests, manure and crop suitability. The Society also formed its own library of modern reference and text books, annuals and research papers to ensure local awareness of new methods and techniques, and purchased herd and stud books. It exhibited overseas (London in 1851 and 1861, Philadelphia in 1876 and Calcutta in 1884) to promote and display South Australian produce and played a major role in the development of export markets for the colony’s wheat, flour, wine, olive oil, fruit, and meat.

The following extract from the RA&HS official history, ‘Sharing The Good Earth – 175 years of influence and vision’ by Rob Linn sets the scene: There could be no doubting the Society’s role and influence and in May 1854 it appointed a Committee – Dr Wark, Messrs Cobbledick and McEwin and the Society’s Secretary, Mr Nicholas James – to fully inspect the proposed site for the Botanic Garden and to oversee its design and planning. From the outset, this group were inclined to preserve the remnants of the once proud eucalypt forest that graced the land and, in the short term, to set out a small area for an experimental garden. This plot would suffice to trial grains and seeds, such as that of the Argan tree that had been sent from Britain to the Governor to distribute in the Colony. It was a relatively insignificant beginning to a major project of vast benefit to South Australians and by March 1855 was under way and directed by a Committee consisting of the Society’s representatives, the Governor’s appointees and George Francis as Secretary. Within another two years, the Botanic Garden had taken on its own character, had appointed a Director and a Board, to which two delegates were appointed by the Society.

Adelaide Botanic Gardens, circa 1878



Rose legend never misses a Show T

he Royal Adelaide Show is a favourite

event for many South Australians however

few can boast an attendance record dating back to 1947. This remarkable achievement belongs to rose grower extraordinaire Walter Duncan who, this year, will attend his 66th consecutive Royal Adelaide Show. Mr Duncan’s love affair with the Show began as a young child, when he would accompany his grandfather, Sir Walter Duncan, president of the RA&HS from 1924 to 1925 and from 1932 to 1950. “I loved the exciting atmosphere of the Show,” Mr Duncan said. “I rode my pony in the arena in 1947 and fell off in front of the members’ grandstand after getting third place,” he laughs.

Society Honorary Life Member - Walter Duncan with the cast of Jenny Gillies at the 2011 Royal Show

Though Mr Duncan is well known for his service to the Horticulture Committee, having been a member of the committee since 1975 and chairman on two separate occasions (1985-1996 and 1998-2007), he says it was Polwoth sheep that first got him involved with the behind-the-

“My mother, Rose, told me I couldn’t sit around doing nothing, so she took me to a rose pruning demonstration and I found it extremely interesting. “From there, my interest in roses grew like topsy.”

scenes running in the pastoral section of the

Walter became a member of the Rose Society of South Australia in 1958, president from 1972 to 1974,


has been an honorary life member since 1978, and is still active in this society. In 1976 he opened his

“I started working as a steward in the sheep pavilion in the late 1950s, but it wasn’t until 1963 that I started exhibiting in horticulture,” he said. “When I first started exhibiting and judging there was much more emphasis on single potted plants grown by amateurs and the nursery

own rose nursery. He started by taking some cuttings, budding them and then selling the plants to nurseries in Clare and Burra and, before too long, he sold roses all over Australia and was one of the biggest rose suppliers to Coles. “What I love about Horticulture at the Show, is of course, the plants but also the people that grow them – they are all so different. There is a strong, competitive nature between exhibitors, but also a friendly bond,” he said.

industry. Extensive floor displays of living plants

As Horticulture representative on the RA&HS Executive from 1987 to 2000, Mr Duncan was the first

were a breathtaking feature each year until

member of the Horticulture Committee to win a spot on the RA&HS Board, a position he held from

about 1980.

1995 to 2012. He was also Treasurer of the Society from 2000 to 2012 and a member of the Archives

“More recently, the standard of entries in the past two years has been very good, particularly in floral art, not only from amateur exhibitors but also professional displays which have come back with a real surge.” Walter got involved in rose growing quite by accident when he was still at school. He broke his scaphoid bone in his left hand while playing football.

“It was in plaster for 13 weeks, so that was the end of my year for footy,” Walter said


Foundation from 2010 to 2012. Mr Duncan is also a long-time judge of the Horticulture competition at the Show, judging every year since 1976. This year he was made an Honorary Life Member of the Society. Also a recipient of The World Rose Award in 2009, Walter Duncan has contributed too many of Adelaide’s public gardens, designing the old rose section at the Adelaide International Rose Garden in the Adelaide Botanic Garden and the modern rose garden at Carrick Hill. Today, much of his time is spent tending his eight-hectare property, The Heritage Garden, at Sevenhill in the Clare Valley, where he lives with his wife, Kay. The garden is open to the public on the first weekend in November, with proceeds going to the Royal Flying Doctor Service and Women’s & Children’s Hospital. The garden is also home to a heritage bed and breakfast, and is available for weddings. For details visit


Student placement grants announced T

he RA&HS Education Foundation presented three Student Placement Grants on behalf of fundraising by the Society’s Ladies Brunch, held at the

Adelaide Showground during the 2012 Royal Show.

The grants, valued at $2,000 each, will assist the students to conduct practical placements that are a requirement of their University of South Australia degree, helping with accommodation and living expenses whilst away from home.

The recipients included: Kerrie Green, Lower Eyre Peninsula Kerrie lives on a property with her husband and young family, 42 kilometres north-east of Cummins. She is undertaking the final year of a Bachelor of Nursing degree as an external student, and her eight-week placement is at Ceduna – a 700-kilometre round trip from her farm. Kerrie said she is looking forward to “...gaining experience in all areas of health care and broadening my knowledge in acute care, management of emergency and trauma care and primary health care. I chose the Ceduna Hospital to increase my understanding in Aboriginal health which is an area of special interest to me.” Deony Sims, Yorke Peninsula Deony is a third year Bachelor of Education (Primary) student. She grew up on a farm near Crystal Brook and

Kerrie Green, Lower Eyre Peninsula

moved to Adelaide for her studies. She is undertaking a 25-day placement at Minlaton. Deony is committed to going back to the country once she completes her degree and hopes to gain employment in a rural government school. Nicole Lear, South East A third year Bachelor of Education (Primary) student, Nicole is going to Tenison Woods College in Mount Gambier for her four-week placement. Nicole relocated to Adelaide from Coonawarra when she commenced her studies at UniSA and intends to return to the country to work when she graduates. She wants “to be involved in a community where I can develop positive relations and become a ‘local’ and not just an employee in the area”.

Nicole Lear, South East

Congratulations.... Congratulations to University of Adelaide

Congratulations also to Bachelor of

Freelance photojournalist Nathan Dyer, of

graduate John Swincer, who was awarded

Viticulture & Oenology student, Bryan Jones,

Western Australia, has won the nation’s top

the Royal Agricultural & Horticultural Society of

of Coromandel Valley, who was awarded

writing award for rural journalism. Dyer was

South Australia Gold Medal for the graduating

Adelaide University’s Kenneth T. Hardy

awarded the 2013 Kubota Australian Star Prize for

student with the most distinguished record at

Memorial Scholarship for his outstanding

Rural Writing, winning registration and flights to the

the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine’s 2012

results in first year. Bryan was a former

International Federation of Agricultural Journalists

prize ceremony. John also received the E.J. &

employee of the Adelaide Showground

annual conference in Argentina in September,

E.I. Graham Prize for gaining the highest mark in

working in the events aspect of the business.

2013. Dyer’s winning entry “Scheme of Dreams”

the course Soil & Plant Nutrition, the D. B. Adam

– a 20-page feature of breathtaking images and

Memorial Prize for the best student in plant

in-depth analyses of the Kimberley Ord River

pathology and the Peter Waite Medal for the

irrigation scheme – appeared in RM Williams

student completing the degree with the most

Outback magazine.

distinguished record.

University of Adelaide graduate John Swincer and RA&HS CE John Rothwell

Bachelor of Viticulture & Oenology student, Bryan Jones and University of Adelaide Head of School Professor Mike Wilkinson

Freelance photojournalist Nathan Dyer, of Western Australia and Kubota GM Sales & Marketing Malcolm Owens



From mini Showgirl to Royal Show councillor “It’s bizarre to think something that started with a jar of apricot jam and a tray of muffins at my local country show could lead to a position as councillor with the Royal Agricultural & Horticultural Society.” Her parents, Neil and Jan, are long-time Show exhibitors, and have always been involved in the community, including the local Show. “It’s easy to want to follow in the footsteps of such positive role models,” she says. “Shows have always brought our family together – even if it’s through heated debate over which cake or fleece to enter.” Working with the Agribusiness committee, which runs the Old Ram Shed, Taste SA and Farm Expo Pavilions at the Royal Show, Samantha hopes to give education a stronger focus. “I am really passionate about educating the wider community, particularly urban communities, about RA&HS Councillor Samantha Neumann

the value of agriculture,” she says.


“People are more receptive to knowing where their

wenty-four-year-old Samantha Neumann has become the youngest councillor in the history of

food comes from – they’re hungry for information.

the Royal Agricultural & Horticultural Society of SA.

There is an excellent foundation for this education

For Samantha, who grew up on her family’s sheep and wheat farm in the Barossa Valley, it’s a remarkable achievement. “It was a huge honour to be asked to be interviewed for a potential role on the Agribusiness Committee and to be a councillor in general,” she says. “My mum and dad didn’t believe me. “The Royal Adelaide Show holds special memories for so many people and I’m excited to be a part of something that’s been around for the last 174 years and that will continue long after I’m gone. I hope I can make a valuable contribution and put my own stamp on it.” The enthusiastic young woman works for Elders in Adelaide as part of the national livestock team, and is studying a Commerce degree by correspondence.

that already exists at the Show, but it needs to continually be built on.

“I’d also like to see more school-based programs introduced to work towards bridging the urban divide. To allow school kids from the city to learn about wool, beef and dairy to ignite a passion for agriculture that will allow them to become the next generation of industry leaders.”

“Before joining Elders I worked for a real estate firm in the Barossa Valley. This was a great learning

Providing a voice for young people and

experience, however I quickly realised that agriculture is what I’m passionate about,” she says.

encouraging them to get involved in agricultural

“My girlfriends joke that I have found the perfect job as I get to sell cows and wear stilettos, although

shows is also high on her agenda.

I’ve realised rather quickly that it isn’t necessarily the role but rather the team that you work with that

“Getting more young people on board – both as

makes a job really enjoyable.

members of Show Societies and as exhibitors – is

“They have supported me right through the Rural Ambassador program, and continue to as I become more involved with the Royal Adelaide Show.” A runner-up in the 2012 Rural Ambassador program, Samantha has been involved in country shows since she was a child, handling beef cattle from her neighbour’s property and later exhibiting and convening sections at the Angaston Show.

“I even won the Mini Showgirl title at the Tanunda Show when I was four years old,” she laughs.

the only way you can guarantee the future of both country and Royal shows,” she says. “I say to other young people: the work you do with Shows can be very rewarding. It’s also a very public platform to push an agenda and passion that you might have. “Likewise, young people need to have a voice – the existing members of the Agribusiness committee have been very supportive. It’s a very happy blend of enthusiasm and knowledge.”



Young Rural Ambassador announced


outh Australia’s 2013 Young Rural

Ambassador Carly Gogel wants to

encourage more young people to become involved in their local agricultural shows. The 16 year old student from Keith was recently named the 2013 Young Rural Ambassador, with Tom Brewer, 17, from Naracoorte named runner-up.

The six other regional finalists were: •

Riverland and Murraylands: Samantha Whittington (Loxton, Murraylands Show Association)

Eyre and Western: Corinne Tucker (Kimba, Eyre Peninsula Show Association)

Barossa, Light and Lower North: Liberty Hogg (Gawler, Northern Show Association), and Kayla Starkey (Mount Pleasant, Central Show Association)

Yorke and Midnorth: Amy Lymburn (Clare, Northern Show Association)

Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: Hamish Clarke-Smith (Strathalbyn, Southern Show Association).

Minister for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, and Regional Development, Gail Gago

Young Rural Ambassador winner Carly Gogel, Keith, with runner-up Tom Brewer, Naracoorte and PIRSA principal regional infrastructure officer Gary Rayner, Adelaide.

congratulated Carly and Tom and the six other regional finalists for their commitment to their

The Year 11 Keith Area School student is currently a steward for the Cookery Section, a committee

local communities through their country shows.

member and co-founder of the Junior Sub Committee for the Keith and Tintinara District Show.

“All these young people are passionate and committed to ensuring the country show remains an important and exciting part of regional life, providing a showcase for us to celebrate our premium food and wine products,” Ms Gago said.

“I am proud to be the 2013 Young Rural Ambassador and being seen as a leader in my community, and

Representing the Keith and Tintinara District

I look forward to the opportunities that lay ahead and meeting and involving new people in shows and the ambassador award program,” she said. The Young Rural Ambassador Award coordinator Peter Angus said the program, the only one of its kind in Australia, continues to recognise and foster the involvement of young people with their country shows, show associations and the Royal Adelaide Show. “The calibre of the finalists continues to impress the judges each year with their achievements and ambitions, and it is pleasing to note that three of this year’s state finalists for the Rural Ambassador Award have been previous Young Ambassador Award finalists.”

Show, Carly has been involved with country

The Young Rural Ambassador award is conducted by the Agricultural Societies Council of SA and

shows from a young age exhibiting produce,

receives $100,000 in sponsorship from Primary Industries and Regions South Australia. Other sponsors

cooking, art and photography.

include the Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society of SA Education Foundation, Stock Journal Publishers, R.M. Williams, National Australia Bank, the Showmen’s Guild of SA and Jardine Lloyd Thompson.



RA&HS supports SA Food Awards T

he Royal Agricultural & Horticultural

Society of SA is once again supporting the

South Australian Food Industry Awards, launched by His Excellency the Governor, Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce, at Government House in May. Recognising outstanding achievement in the South Australian food industry, the awards acknowledge businesses and individuals that have demonstrated vision, leadership and excellence in their field. An initiative of the Government of South Australia and Food SA, this is the fourth year that the RA&HS has supported the program. This year the RA&HS will sponsor the Business Development Award for businesses with less than 15 employees, and the Best Practice Award for those with more than 15 employees. Finalists and winners will be announced at a gala wards dinner on Friday, November 29. For more information visit

Kris Lloyd (Woodside Cheese Wrights), Leo Gaggl (Bright Cookie), His Excellency Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce

L-R; Royal Show GM Michelle Hocking, Rural Features Manager Judith Noble & Adelaide Showground Farmers Market CEO Amanda Daniel Tze Khaw (Adelaide Convention Centre), Tim Sargent (Hayes Knight) and Angelo Demasi (Adelaide Produce Markets)

His Excellency Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce welcoming guests and officially launching the 2013 Food Awards



Win a car at the Show


ne lucky visitor to this year’s Royal

Adelaide Show will be driving away in a

new Toyota Camry Altise, thanks to CMI Toyota, Channel Seven and SAFM. To enter the competition, show-goers will need to watch Channel Seven News from August 25 to September 5 to find out the competition code words. They then need to write down four of the code words on the entry form, which can be found in the Show Magazine or downloaded from Entry forms then need to be dropped into the Toyota which will be on display at the Show, next to the SAFM broadcast area in the Duncan Gallery. The winner will be drawn on the last day of the Show (Saturday, September 14) between 6pm and 6.30pm, and will be advised by phone or mail within five days of the draw. Members of the RA&HS are welcome to enter, however staff and their family members are not allowed. Children aged under 18 need their parent or guardian’s approval to enter.

Foodbank puts out call for pantry staples Do you have a spare packet of


n 2013 the Royal Adelaide Show and

pasta at the back of the pantry?

Programmed Property Services are proud to

be supporting Foodbank SA, South Australia’s largest hunger relief charity. Their mission is to ‘End Hunger in South Australia’. Every year Foodbank SA distributes 1.5 million kilos of food, valued at over $7 million, to over 600 welfare agencies, charities and schools, providing 140,000 people with enough food for 2.9 million meals. Please help us to help Foodbank SA keep up their amazing work. Food donation bins will be located at Royal Show entry gates, with long-life pantry staples such as UHT Milk, cereals, soups, tea, coffee and canned goods, all accepted. So as you leave home on your way to the Show, please grab a can, jar, tin or packet from your pantry to put in the Foodbank SA donation bin. Support their End Hunger campaign and walk through the Show gates a hero! For more information visit or Programmed Property Services at

Port Power football players supporting Foodbank SA



Heritage breeds to shine


eritage breeds will take the spotlight in the

sheep pavilion at this year’s Royal

Adelaide Show. Josh Wiltshire and Sam Edwards, from the Imperial Romney sheep stud at Strathalbyn, will be bringing a team of eight Romneys to the Show, and they’re keen for show-goers to chat with them about the breed during the event. “This year’s Adelaide Show will be a large showcase of all of the sheep breeds that paved the way for a successful industry in Australia,” says Josh. “Many of these breeds are quite rare in our country today but there are dedicated breeders in every state continuing on the tradition and preserving these breeds, ensuring they are here to stay for many years to come. “This will be the first time we have exhibited Romneys at the Show and we’re especially excited to do so as we will be part of the Heritage breeds feature. “Hopefully we’ll impress the judges and come home with a ribbon or two. We’ve also entered several Romney fleeces in the wool section for the first time, and we look forward to seeing the results once they’re judged.” Their stud founded in 2011, Josh and Sam were

Josh Wiltshire and Sam Edwards, from the Imperial Romney sheep stud at Strathalbyn

first attracted to Romneys after seeing them at the Strathalbyn Agricultural Show several years

According to the pair, Romneys are noted for their strong constitution and will to survive in tough

ago, where they were showing Suffolk sheep.


“We admired them for their great carcase shape and their ability to produce a heavy, semi-lustrous fleece, and after significant research we decided that they were the breed we were looking for,” says Sam.

“They also have excellent mothering ability and high fertility resulting in a high proportion of twin lambs

“We knew they would be an ideal addition to our existing interests and believed they would

– last year we had one set of quads, a set of triplets and the rest were twins,” says Josh. “They also show high levels of resistance to foot rot and worm infestations reducing the need for excessive use of expensive chemical drenches. “They’re suited to most environments and can be found in many locations around Australia, especially in the higher rainfall areas where other breeds can suffer.” With the Adelaide Show the top event on the show calendar for many breeders, Sam and Josh say it’s the ideal place to demonstrate just how great and under-utilised Romney sheep are in Australia.

complement our existing Suffolk sheep and

“Our stud aim is to breed a medium-framed sheep with outstanding carcase merit whilst exhibiting a

Charolais cattle studs.

finer heavy cutting fleece,” says Sam.

“The Romney is a true dual-purpose breed

“Romneys and other heritage sheep breeds deserve much more attention than they receive, they are well-suited to many farming operations, large and small, and should be better recognised for their commercial merit.”

offering both a heavy cut of strong, 30-40 micron wool – nine kilogram fleeces are not uncommon. They’re highly desirable and sought after by home spinners and weavers in our local area, they also have an excellent carcase making them ideal for prime lamb production as well.”


Following the Adelaide Royal, the Imperial stud will be offering three Romney rams at the Fleurieu Prime Invitation Ram Sale on October 8 at the Strathalbyn Showgrounds – the first time for many years that Romney rams have been available at public auction in South Australia


Discover our State’s food heroes on new trail T

aste fine South Australian food and wine and find out how to make the most of our

state’s ingredients by following the Royal Show’s new Clean Environment Food and Wine Trail. An initiative of the RA&HS and the Department of Primary Industries, the Premium Food and Wine from our Clean Environment Food and Wine Trail is a great way for show-goers to discover our State’s premium food and wine producers – of which many have made a name for themselves on the world stage. RA&HS president Richard Fewster said the trail highlights food and wine producers who use sustainable agricultural practices.

“In South Australia, we make the most of our clear water, air and soil,” he said. “Our practices are sustainable, and our food is produced with expertise and passion, resulting in an end product of the highest quality.” To follow the trail, purchase a cooler bag for $40 from the Taste Pavilion or IGA stand in the Goyder Pavilion and set off on a journey of discovery through the Showground, filling your bag with fantastic South Australian food products and a bottle of wine, and learning more from the producers themselves. Those who take the trail also receive a recipe by favourite South Australian chef Rosa Matto, which features most of the produce collected. Rosa will also be conducting daily cooking demonstrations throughout the Show in The Meating Place.

YOU’RE INVITED TO THE ROYAL ADELAIDE WINE SHOW SEMINAR ‘New Australian and International Rieslings & Cool Climate Shiraz/Syrah’ A tutored tasting and style discussion on ‘New Australian and International Rieslings and Cool Climate Shiraz/Syrah’ will be hosted by this year’s Royal Adelaide Wine Show International Judge Chris Waters from Canada. When: Thursday 3 October 2013, 4.00pm-6.00pm Where: Adelaide Showground Participation fee is $50 per person. To secure your seat register on or contact KheShan Gronow on



Student Beer Wins Top Award A

stout made by students at TAFE SA’s

An initiative of the Royal Agricultural &

Regency Park campus has been named

Horticultural Society (RA&HS), the Royal Adelaide

Champion Exhibit at this year’s Royal Adelaide

Beer Show aims to recognise the importance

Beer Show.

of the Australian beer industry, which injects

Campus Brewery, established as an educational facility and headed by brewer Stephen Nelson, also won the Champion SA Exhibit, Champion Small Brewery Exhibit and Champion Stout trophies for their 10/10 Stout. Announced this evening at the Highway Hotel, Plympton, boutique breweries dominated the awards, with all but one trophy going to craft brewers. Croydon Park’s Brewboys, a stone’s throw from Regency Park TAFE, also performed well, their Seeing Double Ale taking out the Champion Ale and Celebrity Choice titles. Other winners included the McLaren Vale Beer Company, who won the Champion Lager title for their Vale Dark Lager and Perth’s Generous Squire Brewery, who won Champion Reduced Alcohol Beer for Shafto’s Reward. Last year’s Champion

around $7 billion into the Australian economy each year. The competition also aims to provide an opportunity for small breweries to test their wares against the big brewers, and to reach new markets in South Australia and interstate. Chief Beer Judge Simon Fahey said more than 100 entries were judged over two days, with each entry judged in reference to specific beer style guidelines.

“Of the total number of entries, 8% received gold medals, 25% were given silver medals and 35% received bronze medals,” he said. Judges included industry experts from large and small breweries, including two interstate judges – Brendan Varis from Perth’s Feral Brewing Company

Stephen Nelson, Campus Brewery

and Neal Cameron from the Australian Brewery.

Exhibit winners, Goodieson Brewery, of McLaren Vale, won the Champion Wheat Beer trophy, while Coopers were named Champion Large Brewery Exhibit for their Best Extra Stout.

The 2013 Celebrity Choice trophy was judged by an all-male panel of media personalities, including Matthew Pantelis (5AA), Dylan Lewis (NOVA), Shane Lowe (NOVA), Michael Smyth (ABC Radio), David Lipman (Beer & Brewer) and Tim Noonan (Channel 7).

2013 Royal Adelaide Beer Awards Official Judges. Standing Jon Meneses, Kai Cook, Stephen Nelson, Neal Cameron, Karli Small, Jeff Wright, John Kruger Seated Brendan Varis, Simon Fahey, Briony Liebich, Simon Sellick



Royal Adelaide Beer Awards Trophy Winners 2013 THE CCL LABEL CLEAR IMAGE TROPHY for CHAMPION REDUCED ALCOHOL BEER Sponsored by CCL Label Clear Image Won by Class 2b Cat. No. 7 Generous Squire Brewhouse Shafto’s Reward

THE CELLARBRATIONS TROPHY for CHAMPION LAGER Sponsored by Independent Brands Australia Won by - Class 4d Cat. No. 41 McLaren Vale Beer Company - Vale Dark Lager THE CRYERMALT TROPHY for CHAMPION ALE Sponsored by Cryermalt Australia Won by Class 5g Cat. No. 63 Brewboys - Seeing Double THE ECOLAB TROPHY for CHAMPION WHEAT BEER Sponsored by Ecolab Won by Class 7c Cat. No. 83 Goodieson Brewery Goodieson Wheat Beer THE WHEATSHEAF HOTEL TROPHY for CHAMPION PORTER Sponsored by Wheatsheaf Hotel Not awarded THE ANDALE TROPHY for CHAMPION STOUT Sponsored by Andale Won by Class 11c Cat. No. 93 Campus Brewery - 10/10

Celebrity Choice winner, Simon Sellick from Brewboys, presented by Matthew Pantelis from 5AA

THE DAN MURPHY’S TROPHY for CHAMPION HYBRID Sponsored by Dan Murphy's Not awarded

THE LANCER BEVERAGE SYSTEMS TROPHY for CHAMPION SMALL BREWERY EXHIBIT Awarded to the Highest Scoring Exhibit Less than 10,000hL per year Sponsored by Hoshizaki Lancer Beverage Systems Won by Class 11c Cat. No. 93 Campus Brewery - 10/10 THE CELLARBRATIONS TROPHY for CHAMPION LARGE BREWERY EXHIBIT Awarded to the Highest Scoring Exhibit Greater than 10,000 hL per year Sponsored by Independent Brands Australia Won by Class 12a Cat. No. 98 Coopers Brewery Ltd, Coopers Best Extra Stout THE KINGS TROPHY for CHAMPION SOUTH AUSTRALIAN EXHIBIT Awarded to the Highest Scoring SA Exhibit Sponsored by The Kings Bar and Den Restaurant Won by Class 11c Cat. No. 93 Campus Brewery - 10/10 THE AMCOR AUSTRALASIA TROPHY for CHAMPION EXHIBIT Awarded to the Highest Scoring Exhibit overall. Sponsored by Amcor Australasia Won by Class 11c Cat. No. 93 Campus Brewery - 10/10 CELEBRITY CHOICE Chosen from Top Golds in each Category. Won by Class 5g Cat. No. 63 Brewboys - Seeing Double

Champion Small Brewery Exhibit winner, Stephen Nelson from Campus Brewery, presented by Craig Hinter, Manager SAINT, Hoshizaki Lancer Beverage Systems

Champion Large Brewery Exhibit winner, Nick Sterenberg from Coopers Brewery, presented by Paul Tisato, State Manager SA, Independent Brands Australia




Mobile op-shop to set up at Show

et on board and grab a bargain by visiting

Dulcie’s Shop of Real Opportunity at this

year’s Royal Adelaide Show. The brainchild of Royal Show supporter Amanda Blair and ‘Great Australian Bake Off ’ contestant Monique Bowley, it’s a treasure trove of vintage and pre-loved clothing, shoes, handbags and accessories made possible by the generosity of Torrens Transit who donated the bus. Named in honour of Hutt Street Centre’s volunteer op-shop co-ordinator of 30 plus years Dulcie Boag, all proceeds go to the Hutt St Centre and Centacare Catholic Family Services to provide support to those who are homeless and disadvantaged in Adelaide. “Dulcie is the ultimate shopping experience for the vintage fashion lover” says Amanda “We have such a fabulous collection and as all the money goes straight to charity, when your husband complains that you’ve spent money on clothes tell him you were just making the world a better place!” For more information go to

Dulcie in full ‘Opportunity’ action

Great value way to visit the Show


new Family Value Pack ticketing option has been released for the 2013 Show.

Representing over $200 in value, the pack costs $145 and is available to purchase from Ticketek, IGA and Foodland stores, or via, until midnight on September 5 – the day before the Show starts. Royal Show general manager Michelle Hocking said the Family Value Pack was a cost-effective

The Family Value Pack includes: •

Admission for four people (2 adults and 2 children, or 1 adult and three children)

$40 worth of BankSA Discounted Ride Coupons

Food and drink vouchers for four people – your choice of a hot dog, pie, pasty, sausage roll, baked potato or sandwich, with drink options including soft drink, water or Fruit Box

Showbag vouchers for two people – your choice of Yellow Brick Road, 2 Bertie Beetle Platinum bags or a Charlesworth Nuts Value Bag

A sample SPC Fruit Crush-up pack

Parking at the Netball SA carpark, with free shuttle bus rides to and from the Showground (Saturday parking- No.1 Richmond Road)

way for families to visit the Show, with discounted

Additional child tickets can be purchased for $45 each – they include entry, a food/drink voucher,

ride vouchers, food and drink coupons and

showbag voucher and $20 worth of ride coupons.

parking just some of the inclusions.

For more information visit

“The Family Value Pack has been developed to help families get the most out of their Show experience,” Michelle said.


A Message from the Premier The Food and Wine Trail is a great way for everyone attending the 2013 Royal Adelaide Show to get a taste of South Australia’s premium food and wine, sourced from our clean environment. At the start of the trail you can purchase a cooler bag and a recipe by talented local chef and personality, Rosa Matto. The recipe will introduce you to some of the finest food and wine in the world – which is produced right here in South Australia. The trail begins in the TasteSA Pavilion and will take you to a variety of locations throughout the Showgrounds. You can pick up some fantastic South Australian food and wine along the way and fill your cooler bag with the produce needed to make Rosa’s recipe. In South Australia, we make the most of our clean water, air and soil. Our practices are sustainable, and our food is produced with expertise and passion. The end product is of the highest quality. We want to share these products with you. Premium Food and Wine from our Clean Environment is one of the South Australian Government’s seven strategic priorities – it is central to the character of the state. Together, Government and business are working in partnership to ensure that local residents and visitors alike have the opportunity to enjoy South Australia’s excellent food and wine. We hope you enjoy the Food and Wine Trail experience.

Experience South Australia’s finest produce, meet the producers and collect your ingredients, including a bottle of wine, along the trail. Watch Rosa Matto recreating the recipe in daily cooking demonstrations in the Meating Place.

Then go home and cook up a storm! Purchase your Premium Food and Wine from our Clean Environment cooler bag in the TasteSA pavilion or the IGA stand in the Goyder Pavilion. EFTPOS facilities available at the IGA stand. A limited number of bags are available.


Changes ahead for Orchids at the Royal Show I “The wonderful displays the public have seen would not change but would be expanded

and enhanced with the Society’s Horticulture

n 2014 The Royal Agricultural & Horticultural

Society of SA (RA&HS) will establish the

Committee assisting with appropriate sculptures and background vegetation, in consultation with

inaugural Royal Adelaide Show Orchid

the Orchid Club of SA.”

Competition as part of the Society’s 175th

Under the new plan, the RA&HS will be working


with the Orchid Club of SA Inc. to promote the

Orchid Club of SA spokesman Trevor Camac

2014 Show to the Orchid community as open and

said the formation of the new competition

inclusive, where all members of the community

would acknowledge the 30-year relationship

can enter the competition.

between the Orchid Club of SA and the RA&HS,

“Together both organisations will continue to aim

which commenced in Centennial Hall before

towards creating a premier Orchid Show which

moving to the Ridley Pavilion and then to the

offers a series of highly prestigious awards which

present site in the Goyder pavilion.

will be open to all orchid growers,” he said.

“The Society’s objective is to continue to

This year’s 2013 Royal Show will be the last time

showcase a range of orchids to complement

that the Orchid Club of South Australia Inc. will

the Horticultural Display in the northern Goyder

be holding its Spring show as part of the orchid

Pavilion,” Trevor said.

display within the Horticultural displays in the Goyder pavilion.

Check out the Official Royal Show Magazine

for more Show stories and information




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1. Watch Channel 7 News from August 25 to September 5 to get competition code words 2. Fill in the entry form located in the Show Magazine and include 4 of the code words (an entry form can also be downloaded at 3. Place your entry form in the CMI Toyota Camry Altise located where SAFM are broadcasting live in the Duncan Gallery. While you are there, make sure you have your photo taken at the Channel 7 photobooth

Conditions: Trader: Royal Agricultural & Horticultural Society of SA Inc, Goodwood Road, Goodwood. SA. 5034. Licence number: T13/1126. Licensee: Royal Agricultural & Horticultural Society of SA Inc. Duration of Lottery: August 1 to September 14, 2013. Prize: Toyota Camry Altise vehicle valued at $34,294.00. One winner will be drawn on September 14, 2013 at the Royal Adelaide Show at the Adelaide Showground between 6-6.30pm. The winner of the lottery will be advised by phone or email on Monday 16th September, 2013 or before. Entrants under the age of 18 years must obtain approval from a parent or guardian to enter. Staff and Family members of the Royal Agricultural & Horticultural Society of SA Inc are not permitted to enter. Entry is restricted to one (1) entry per person. The winner of the competition will be published in The Advertiser on Wednesday September 18, 2013.

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*up to 3 additional Child VP tickets can be purchased for $45 each in conjunction with the purchase of a FVP

Family value packs are a pre-purchase ticket option (sales close 5 September midnight) and can be used any day of the Show. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketek, IGA & Foodland or at

**Food options include a choice of; Hot Dog, Pie, Pasty, Sausage Roll, Baked Potato (x 2 toppings) or Sandwich. Drinks include; soft drink 600mL, water 600mL or Fruit Box 250mL ***Showbag vouchers include a choice of; Yellow Brick Road, Bertie Beetle Platinum x 2 bags or Charlesworth Nuts Variety bag. Any unused vouchers are non-refundable. Family members are required to enter at the same time (FVP ticket cannot be split)


New event to showcase young people in agriculture T

he SA Agricultural Shows Next Generation

Group will be staging their first Youth in

Agriculture Day at this year’s Show. To be held on Saturday, September 7, the day is designed to promote sustainable agriculture to young people from both country and metropolitan areas, particularly those who are involved in, associated with or interested in agriculture. President of the Next Generation Group Taryn Mangesldorf said the idea for the event came after several members of the group attended the Sydney Royal Easter Show. “We were highly impressed by the Youth in Agriculture Day held at the 2013 Sydney Royal and believe a similar event in Adelaide will be a great way to showcase the efforts of young people in agriculture and the opportunities available, as well as to increase the network of the Next Generation group,” she said. “The Youth in Agriculture Day will be the day for young people to be at the Show, with events to include a welcome breakfast, the State Young Farmer Challenge and a networking function in the evening. “We’re also proposing to host a National Next Generation workshop on Friday, September 6, which would be attended by members of the executive committees from around Australia. “The SA Country Shows Presentation Dinner on Ambassador Award program are interviewed,

At a glance: Youth in Agriculture Day – Saturday, September 7

will provide a great prelude to the Youth in

7.30am – 8.30am

Agriculture Day, and finalists in the 2013 New

Alpaca and Goat Pavilion

South Wales Rural Achievers program will be

Buy an egg and bacon roll and Farmers Union Iced Coffee and meet up with other young

visiting the Adelaide Show throughout the first

people involved in agriculture.

Friday September 6, where finalists in the Rural


Youth in Agriculture Day Breakfast

3.30pm State Young Farmer Challenge

The Next Generation Group, which encourages

Main Arena

young people to become involved in the SA

See the State’s best young farmers as they battle it out in eight rural-orientated challenges. The

Show movement, will also have a presence on

winner will represent SA at the National Final at the Brisbane Royal Show in 2014.

the SA Country Shows stand in the Farm Expo Pavilion, and show-goers are invited to drop by to find out more about the group and to meet some of the 2013 State Rural Ambassadors.

6.30pm Social Networking Barbecue Bull Bar, overlooking Main Arena A relaxed get-together for existing and potential members of the Next Generation Group. For details email or visit us on Facebook.

For more information visit and click on ‘Next Generation’, email or find us on Facebook – simply search ‘South Australian Agricultural Shows Next Generation Group’.



Kym Jones reaches 25-year milestone at Showground K

ym Jones, owner of South Australia’s largest independently owned exhibition company, Kym

Kym has tailored his events exclusively to the

Jones Exhibitions, is celebrating 25 years of staging major events at the Adelaide Showground.

Adelaide Showground with the portfolio now

The milestone was recognised recently when RA&HS President, Richard Fewster, and Chief Executive, John Rothwell, presented Kym Jones with a Certificate of Recognition at a special dinner attended

including: •

by Event and Exhibition staff members.

the Sunday Mail Home Living Expo with the Food Wine and Cooking Show, Animal Expo and April Gift and Craft Fair;

Kym and his wife, Vicki, said they were delighted to be recognised in this manner and proud of their long association with the Adelaide Showground.

SA Hotel & Restaurant Trade Show;

“Over the years we have worked very hard to promote businesses that provide quality home and

Adelaide Boat Show;

Master Builders SA Building and Home

lifestyle products and services for South Australian families,” Kym said. “In doing so, we have continually grown and refreshed our flagship events and created new shows

Improvement Show with the Tools + More

that provide different dimensions and experiences for the public.

Expo and Sewing, Stitching and Hand Craft Show;

“This has added value and quality of life for many thousands of consumers while contributing to the business success of our many exhibitors.”

Expo with the October Gift and Craft Fair; and

Kym’s first association with the Adelaide Showground was in 1988 when working for XPO Exhibitions before being appointed State Manager for Riddell Exhibitions, a Melbourne-based family company that was a pioneer in the presentation of consumer shows.

Sunday Mail HIA Home Show and Garden

Xmas Gift & Craft Fair

“The quality and diversity of our home and lifestyle

He developed a range of events including major home and lifestyle shows in April and October, the

events have resulted in increasing visitor numbers

Timber and Working with Wood Show and several trade exhibitions.

this year indicating growing consumer confidence

In 1999, Riddell Exhibitions was purchased by DMG World Media, an international exhibition company owned by the Daily Mail Group in London, and Kym was appointed State Manager, a position he held for two years before establishing his own business. Kym Jones Exhibitions & Events made its public debut in November 2001 with the launch of the Building and Home Improvement Show sponsored by Master Builders Association SA. “We recognised opportunities to expand the business with the launch of a new April home show when DMG vacated the event and we introduced the Festival of Garden Living in the south parklands,” Kym explained. The list of major events was developed through contracts with the Australian Hotels Association and the Boating Industry Association of SA to present their trade and public shows.

Kym Jones & Grant Piggott -AEEC General Manager


and generating valuable business for exhibitors,” Kym said.

“Our success is also based on the fact that the Adelaide Showground is an outstanding venue with easy access for exhibitors and the public. We are supported by an outstanding ‘can do’ attitude from the events management staff at the Showground.”


CEOs Sleep Rough for Good Cause


he Adelaide Showground is a fabulous

The group were provided with sad, but inspiring,

venue for events and exhibitions, but

stories of how people had turned their lives

would you like to sleep there? That’s exactly

around with the assistance of Vinnies. It’s

what a group of Adelaide chief executives,

interesting to note that in South Australia there

business leaders and community leaders did

are regularly 8,000 homeless people, of which

on June 20, as part of the Vinnies Annual CEO

almost 60% are aged under 35, 44% are women


and 12% are under 12 years old. They are usually

Designed to raise awareness of homelessness and raise funds for support services, the national

escaping personal tragedy either of physical or sexual abuse (or both) or financial hardship.

event has raised over $8 million for the charity

A common theme from the presenters was that

since its inception.

the homeless people have four basic needs –

Flying the flag for the Adelaide Showground was chief operating officer John LePlastrier, who joined 77 other local CEOs and senior managers on a dark, wet Thursday night at the Adelaide Showground. They raised over $244,000 for Vinnies. The CEO of the St Vincent de Paul Society, Mr David Wark, said though the experience of sleeping rough in the Adelaide Showground was challenging for some, it is the reality for many who sleep rough every night.

shelter, food, security and trust. However, that could be said of us all. Over and over again the presenters mentioned that they lost trust in family, friends and society as a whole and regaining that trust takes a considerable amount of time. After the presentations had concluded the famous ‘Freds Van’ arrived with our meal of soup, a bread roll and a sausage. At the conclusion of formalities it was time to grab our cardboard and find a space to sleep. I started to consider that the thoughts I was having about finding a spot that was safe and

“I would like to thank those CEOs who took part

dry for the night must go through the minds of

in this year’s Sleepout, including the Adelaide

Adelaide’s homeless every night.

Showground’s John LePlastrier, as by taking part they are helping to raise awareness and important funds in support of essential homeless services,” David said.

Apart from getting wet at 4am and having to refine my idea of an ideal camping spot, the night went relatively smoothly – although there is not much ‘give’ in two pieces of thin cardboard

“At any given time there are around 105,000

and I was looking forward to my own bed the

people experiencing homelessness across

following night.” RA&HS Chief Operating Officer John LePlastrier

Australia; nearly half are women and sadly, around 30% are children. The funds raised through the CEO Sleepout will directly assist those experiencing homelessness and disadvantage. “Those participating in the CEO Sleepout had a truly unique privilege. To have slept out at the iconic Adelaide Showground, amongst the historical buildings, was an experience not many will soon forget.” The Adelaide Showground’s John LePlastrier was one of 78 senior managers to sleep rough on June 20. Here, John shares his personal experience: “The 20th of June was chosen as it was the winter solstice which made the darkness just that little bit longer,” says John. I was impressed with the diversity of attendees, from managing directors of large financial institutions, State and Federal politicians to small family operations, all with a common goal of raising money and awareness of homelessness.

Participants at the 2013 Vinnies CEO Sleepout



Special forces obstacle event for Showground


he Adelaide Showground will be transformed into a high-intensity obstacle

course come October, when it hosts Adelaide’s first True Grit event.

Designed and operated by Australian Special Forces, the night-time event will feature 17 challenging obstacles over a five-kilometre course, complete with UV lighting, strobes, coloured spotlights and smoke machines. Up to 4,200 participants – 1400 each night – are expected to participate in teams of at least two. Designed for people with high levels of fitness and endurance, True Grit will be held over three consecutive nights from October 1 to 3. For details visit

Adelaide Showground to host T

he Adelaide Showground will host

The 2013 Stereosonic experience will be supported by world class production and staging, producing a

Stereosonic in 2013 and is the final piece

festival that encourages patrons to immerse themselves in the Stereosonic world. The all-encompassing

in the puzzle of Showground’s being used around Australia for this major festival. Scheduled for December 6 & 7, the two-day showcase will be the first of its kind in Australia, on such a large scale for an electronic festival. Organisers; Totem Onelove Group, Hardware, Onelove, Nova, inthemix, Channel [V], Mixmag and Rdio are pleased to announce the highly anticipated Stereosonic event with a line up to rival any music festival in South Australia and promising to create an experience that showcases the world’s most illustrious musical talent on offer. Fans will not be disappointed with the 2013 offering. No two acts will play both days of the festival, in one city, enabling a completely different entertainment experience for patrons each day. Leading the unrivalled line up this year is; David Guetta, Calvin Harris and Armin van Buuren. Richie McNeill, Totem Onelove Managing Director, is thrilled with the line-up “For the first time ever in Australia, the world’s biggest acts from all spectrums of the electronic world, will be playing at one festival, Stereosonic. This is a ground breaking line up supported by a spectacular festival environment”.


event will illustrate why Stereosonic is Australia’s award winning, leading electronic festival. Bolstering Stereosonic’s huge line-up will be leading international electronic brands: Full On Ferry, HARD, Hot Creations and UKF presenting stages that expose patrons to other leading electronic brands. Organisers have once again listened to patron feedback and have ensured that providing value for money is integral. Ticket prices will commence at $199.95 indicating the organiser’s commitment to providing value for money to loyal Stereosonic patrons. For more information regarding Stereosonic, please visit:


McWilliams Wines feature at 2013 Wine Show Launch


he 2013 Royal Adelaide Wine Show was launched in August at a function at the National Wine

Centre in conjunction with the first official event of the newly named Brand South Australia,

formerly Advantage SA. More than 150 guests enjoyed South Australian wine and food while listening to an interview between Wine Show Chairman Andrew Hardy with Senior Winemaker from McWilliams Wines Andrew Higgins and winner of the 2012 Gramp, Hardy, Hill Smith Prize for Outstanding Wine of Provenance. Andrew Higgins said winning the Provenance Prize was up there with any major trophy or prize and McWilliams Wines were extremely proud to have won the Prize in 2012.

“McWilliams has been successful in many wine shows both in Australia and internationally, however, winning a Prize which assesses your wine over a number of vintages is special,” Andrew said.

Andrew Hardy, Karen Raffen CEO Brand South Australia and John Rothwell CEO RA&HS

“McWilliams Wines has entered the Provenance Prize again in 2013 acknowledging that for the first time white wines are also eligible to enter.” Andrew Hardy advised that the 2013 International Wine Show judge will be Christopher Waters from Canada, Christopher is co/founder and editor of Vines, a national consumer magazine aimed at Canadians who buy, drink and enjoy wine and are passionate about the subject. In addition, Waters is head judge of the InterVin International Wine Awards and on staff at the Cool Climate Oenology & Viticulture Institute, Brock University where he develops and teaches three

Richard Fewster President RA&HS, Carl Seppelt and Linda Bowes

semester-long wine appreciation courses each year. Wine Show judging - September 29 to October 2, 2013 Wine Show Seminar conducted by International Wine Judge Christopher Waters – October 3, 2013 Presentation of Trophies – October 3, 2013 Tasting Day including the Public event Taste of the Best – October 4, 2013 For bookings and details on Wine Show event times and venues log onto

Andrew Hardy and Andrew Higgins winner of the 2012 Gramp, Hardy, Hill Smith Prize for Outstanding Wine of Provenance

TASTE OF THE BEST 2013 Be one of the first to taste the 2013 Royal Adelaide Wine Show’s trophy and medal winning wines. In 2012 380 wineries entered over 2800 wines into the Wine Show, 2013 is shaping up to be another big year. Friday 4 October 2013 │6.00pm-8.00pm $60 │ Wayville Pavilion, Adelaide Showground

To register log onto or phone 08 8210 5226


Advertising Prospectus 2013

The Royal Agricultural & Horticultural Society of SA Inc produces The Society. An informative publication providing up to date news on all aspects of the Royal Agricultural & Horticultural Society’s business. Incorporating; 1. Adelaide Event & Exhibition Centre (AEEC) 2. The Royal Adelaide Show 3. The Royal Adelaide Wine Show 4. Adelaide Showground events Readership: 1. RA&HS Membership (consisting of the agricultural community, business sector & general public) 2. 100+ media outlets 3. Corporate Sponsors 4. Business Partners & Clients of the Adelaide Showground & AEEC

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August 2013 1 - 4 10 - 11 16 18 18 21

Caravan, Camping & Off-Road Sale Science Alive! Disability & Ageing Expo Adelaide Roller Derby – Grand Final Mathilda’s Market Intercontinental Targa Night Stage

September 2013 6 -14

Royal Adelaide Show

October 2013 1 - 3 4 5 - 7 12 12 -13 13 18 -20 18 - 20 19 -20 19 -20 25 - 27 26 - 27 27 30 - 31

True Grit Night Attack Taste of the Best Mind Body Spirit Festival Adelaide Roller Derby - Adeladies v Sun State Roller Girls Plant Sale Fit Wars 7 Sunday Mail HIA Home & Garden Show Gift & Craft Fair Extreme Auto Expo Adelaide Hot Rod Show SA Boat & Fishing & Adventure Show Spring Bridal Ideas Expo Mathilda’s Market Mech Expo 2013

November 2013 2 7 - 10 16 -17 22 -24 30 Nov-1 Dec

Adelaide Roller Derby - Adeladies v Newcastle Roller Derby League & Darwin Roller Girls Craft & Quilt Fair Supanova Pop Culture Expo Bowerbird Bazaar Xmas Gift & Craft Fair

December 2013

30 Nov - 1 Dec Xmas Gift & Craft Fair 6 - 7 Stereosonic

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