Tradies wel­come farm­ers

Shepparton News - Country News - - SEYMOUR ALTERNATIVE FARMING EXPO 2017 -

A new ‘‘tradie’’ ex­hi­bi­tion in Shep­par­ton has been ex­panded this year to in­clude in­ter­ests for farm­ers.

Co-or­gan­iser Craig Bl­iz­zard said the event, which has been grow­ing since its in­cep­tion three years ago, had been so suc­cess­ful that peo­ple were ask­ing why it couldn’t be shaped to in­clude farm­ers.

‘‘Farm­ers and tradies have a lot in com­mon,’’ Mr Bl­iz­zard said.

‘‘A tradie’s life is pretty phys­i­cal. Farm­ers are of­ten called on to build, make and re­pair things.’’

This year’s Tradies and Farm­ers Day will be held at the Shep­par­ton Show­grounds on Fe­bru­ary 24 be­tween 11 am and 6 pm and will in­clude trade dis­plays and stalls with work­wear, cars, trucks, trac­tors, mo­tor­bikes, tyres and vans.

On the recre­ational side there will be boats and a drone dis­play.

Pa­trons can also book a seat at the tradies sports show, which will fea­ture guest speaker Rex Hunt and $4000 worth of give­aways.

The event started three years ago with just six stalls in a shed and has now grown to 34.

‘‘The tradies have been push­ing us to make it big­ger, so here we are,’’ Mr Bl­iz­zard said.

The event is a fundraiser for the Shep­par­ton United Foot­ball and Netball Club.

Strong bulls . . . Promi­nence gained at the Poll Here­ford breed’s na­tional shows and sales stems from the con­sis­tency and depth of qual­ity pro­duced in the Days White­face herd.

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