Cel­e­brat­ing 25 years of al­ter­na­tive farm­ing

Shepparton News - Country News - - ADVERTORIAL -

The Sey­mour Al­ter­na­tive Farm­ing Expo is back big­ger and greener than ever, so round up the fam­ily and make your way down to Kings Park Re­cre­ation Re­serve for a week­end of bright ideas and en­ter­tain­ment. To mark its 25th an­niver­sary, the expo is go­ing green.

The must-see event has firmly ce­mented its place on the farm­ing cal­en­dar and this year is no ex­cep­tion with more than 500 ex­hibits and plenty of at­trac­tions set to de­light an ex­pected 25 000 vis­i­tors. From camels and rare Bri­tish white cat­tle to pygmy goats and al­pacas, there will be no short­age of an­i­mals for new and es­tab­lished farm­ers to dis­cover. They are also a hit with chil­dren look­ing to pat a new farm­yard friend. With more than 20 breeds in one lo­ca­tion, event co-or­di­na­tor Liz Con­nick said the event was a great op­por­tu­nity to talk di­rectly to the breed­ers and get ad­vice on the lat­est trends and new­est prod­ucts. “We have a great va­ri­ety,” Ms Con­nick said. “For any small to medium prac­tis­ing farm­ers, the tree changer or some­one new to the land, Sey­mour Al­ter­na­tive Farm­ing Expo is where they can get all the in­for­ma­tion they need to help them de­cide what type of an­i­mal or breed is suit­able for their farm. “If they are look­ing to in­stall or up­grade their fenc­ing or stock­yards, then Sey­mour expo is your one-stop shop. “Our ex­hibitors are more than happy to demon­strate and will have their lat­est equip­ment and farm­ing needs on site.” Vis­i­tors will be spoiled for choice when it comes to food, drink and mu­si­cal en­ter­tain­ment at the farm­ers’ mar­ket and ac­tiv­i­ties for the young and young at heart in the Kids Zone.

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