This lit­tle piggy

The Sey­mour Al­ter­na­tive Farm­ing Expo opened its gates on Fri­day. Crowds flocked to the three-day event, as young and old came to see what was new and dif­fer­ent in agri­cul­ture and farm­ing. It was a fun week­end out for all ages, with Kings Park turned into

Shepparton News - Country News - - FRONT PAGE - Coun­try News re­porter ALANA CHRIS­TENSEN and pho­tog­ra­pher HOLLY CUR­TIS were busy at the expo on Fri­day.

. . . Amanda Loli­cato, from Barham, cra­dles a four­month-old Duroc pig named Willba at Farmer Darryl’s An­i­mal Farm on the open­ing day of the Sey­mour Al­ter­na­tive Farm­ing Expo on Fri­day.

A pas­sion for wood . . . Ed­die Free­man from Ross, Tas­ma­nia has finely honed the art of chain­saw carv­ing over 35 years, with his ca­reer in the tim­ber in­dus­try pro­vid­ing him with some use­ful prac­tice. ‘‘We were trained to cut out lit­tle chairs, which...

Fleece fit for a king . . . Al­paca farmer Hans Van Pop­pel started rais­ing al­pacas as a re­tire­ment hobby, but has fallen in love with the an­i­mal. The an­i­mals are very low main­te­nance, once trained, he says, and have be­come well known for their fleece....

Is that one hump or two? . . . Chris Wil­liams from Camel Milk Vic­to­ria, based in Kyabram, with a drom­e­dary camel. The busi­ness has re­turned to the expo for its third year run­ning and Mr Wil­liams says he loves to show­case his camels. ‘‘They’re quite...

Lit­tle boy loves big boys’ toys . . . Four-year-old John Gip­son from Sey­mour has a pas­sion for ma­chin­ery and en­joyed cud­dling up to a Kioto trac­tor with back­hoe.‘‘He is so into trac­tors, so this is heaven for him,’’ mum Shelly said. ‘‘He loves...

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