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The home of alternative ideas Enter the fascinating nerve-centre of alternative farming, where innovation and one-of-a-kind production techniques are integral. The 26th annual Seymour Alternative Farming Expo brings together the best in Australia in an informative and entertaining event from February 16 to 18. Featuring up to 500 exhibitors and more than 20 000 patrons across the three days, this bustling expo features displays and demonstrations, informative lecture series, a market-style shopping experience, food and liquor tastings, live entertainment and the opportunity to talk with the alternative farmers themselves. “If you are looking for advice on alternative products or want to tap into the latest innovative ideas that will assist you in being

a successful farmer, then the expo is the place to visit,” MMG events manager Susie Filleti said. “There is a real festival feel this year too, with three busy food courts and a bar, and all palates are catered for with the range of delicious food, wine and cider on offer.” Cutting edge industries take centre stage this year, such as the special guest Grubs Up insect farm from Western Australia, which farms crickets for both human and animal consumption. Be amazed by the skill and expertise in the 2018 AWPA Victorian Whip-cracking and Australian Bullock Whip Championships, which were previously featured at the Royal Melbourne Show and will now be hosted by the expo. Get set to laugh and be highly entertained by this year’s pig-racing and pig-diving demonstrations, which are as funny and unusual as they sound, and the Flipping Disc

Dogz, energetic display of tricks and stunts. Children are also celebrated at this year’s expo, with a mini festival line-up just for them. There are DIY projects, camel rides, an animal petting farm and all sorts of animals to see. The huge success of this event has a flow-on effect every year to the wider community of Seymour. “The event contributes about $6"million in economic impact every year, from the exhibitors staying in town through to getting their coffees down the street,” Ms Filleti said. “The town embraces the event and we have some great supporters in the community, and equally, the event generates a positive economic outcome for the Mitchell Shire region via this $6"million impact.” The Seymour Alternative Farming Expo will be held from February 16 to 18 at Kings Park in Seymour. For more information visit www.seymourexpo.com.au

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Expo checklist For updates, visit: www.seymourexpo.com.au Location: Kings Park Recreation Reserve, 55 Tallarook St, Seymour. When: February 16 to 18. Hours: Friday and Saturday from 8.30!am to 5!pm, Sunday from 8.30!am to 4!pm. Ticket prices: Buy online to save 17 per cent. Type

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a small or large-scale farmer, someone with a future farming dream or simply someone interested in the products, you would love the door prize. “This prize is the perfect thing for that person who wants to start their alternative backyard farm or add to their existing farm,” she said. To be in the running for the door prize, fill in the entry form within this event guide and return it to the expo’s main office or the Bushman Tanks site located at T3, T4 and T5. For full terms and conditions on door prize entry, visit www.seymourexpo.com.au

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Dogs set to wow crowd High-fiving, Frisbee-catching, people-jumping dogs will take centre stage in an action-packed show at the Seymour Alternative Farming Expo. Flipping Disc Dogz’s eight border collies will be putting on a trick-filled show sure to entertain people and keep them on the edge of their seats.

to participate in one of the tricks, with unsuspecting spectators often selected to be one of the four people that Raighn leaps over.

Co-owner and trainer Beau Pearson, who runs the business with his partner Sim Hellebrand, said visitors to the expo were in for a treat as the dogs put their best paws forward.

Having worked with and trained dog performers for more than six years, Mr Pearson said the idea for the show originally drew lots of inspiration from dog sports such as agility trials, before the shows got bigger and the tricks got more difficult and complex.

Mr Pearson said the public could expect a jaw-dropping, fun and action-packed show. “Especially when they see some of the tricks the dogs do in the air,” he said. “We have Ava’s handstand and Sienna’s allpaw high-five, which is a high-five with all four paws"—"she’s the first dog in the world to get that trick. “We also have Daisy who plays quoits and holds the world record for stacking the most quoits (32) in 60 seconds.” Those watching may even get a chance

“It can take anywhere from five minutes to 12 months to train a dog to do a trick. A handstand is the trick that’s taken us the longest to teach,” he said. After spending weeks out of the year travelling with his furry companions, Mr Pearson said the dogs were much loved.

Flipping Disc Dogz’s eight border collies are set to wow the crowd with their bag of tricks.

“I wouldn’t call them my pets; I’d call them my family. They’re basically our children,” he said.

The Flipping Disc Dogz will perform a 30 minute show three times a day on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday, at the main oval. The show times are: 10.15!am, 12.15!pm and 2.15!pm.

Pigs are going to fly Agile and acrobatic pigs will be on display at the Seymour Alternative Farming Expo for the first time, with a production showcasing the animals’ running and diving skills.

Pig racing and diving will keep crowds enthralled at this year’s Seymour expo.

The Pig Racing Australia show will see the pigs demonstrate their sprinting skills in two races"—"a straight track and loop track race"—"with the animals capable of running 50"m in about five seconds. MTV Productions owner Michael Vandeleur, who runs the show, said for many people it was the piglets diving from a diving board almost 3"m high that really grabbed their attention. Mr Vandeleur’s father Tom currently holds the Guinness World Record for longest distance jumped by a pig into a pool, when his pig Miss Piggy completed a 3.31"m dive in Darwin in 2005. With 25 years in the business, South-Australian based Mr Vandeleur has seen the popularity of the pig acts grow, with more people running the shows and more coming to each show. “We have packed houses all the time. We can seat

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Gourmet spread for all tastes It’s a foodie’s feast at this year’s expo, with a myriad of delectable food and beverage options on offer across three food courts and the Farmers Market. “There is such a great festival vibe at the expo; you can grab a drink and something yummy to eat and sit down to enjoy the entertainment,” Seymour expo exhibitor co-ordinator Georgia Odgers said. “We’ll have everything from Turkish, Greek or

Spanish food, to seafood and plenty of options for those with dietary requirements such as glutenfree and vegan.” In addition to delicious meals and snacks, local producers of spices, wine, relishes, pasta, honey and tea will also be available, along with brews from Red Duck Beer, Prickly Moses Brewery, Original Spirit Co, Kensal Estate Winery, Callipari Wines, Forbidden Fruit Cider and the Seymour Football Netball Club bar. Visit Food Courts 1–3 and the Farmers Market.

Seven Hills Tallarook, site FC2D Goat sausages, chorizo and hamburgers are just some of the unique and delicious foods from Seven Hills Tallarook. Tastings and sales are available.

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Tantalising wine spritzers, fortified ports and table wines are on offer from Callipari Food and Wine. The popular Ned Kelly red spritzer is similar to sangria with a red wine, orange and lemon flavour. Other beverages on offer are the white wine spritzer with apple and ginger, a pink moscato and a fortified red and white port.

Liqueur lovers will be spoilt for choice with Kensal Estate Wines offering its delectable range of liqueurs, acclaimed range of wines, ciders and a limoncello. The liqueurs include chocolate mint, chocolate, coffee and crowd favourite butterscotch; the wines on offer are chardonnay, shiraz, cabernet franc, moscato and trebbiano, and there is an apple and a pear cider.

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Prickly Moses, site FC1G Enjoy tastings, on-site drinks or take-home purchases by Prickly Moses. Its range at the expo will feature the new beer, Saboteur Double IPA, which is 10.4 per cent in alcohol and packed full of hops. It will also have the popular Apple Berry Cider, other easy drinking brews, a dark rich stout and an alcoholic ginger beer.

Italian Chef, site FM3 With more than a decade of experience in the kitchen, chef Simone Garusi has developed a love for cooking, channelling it into creating gourmet pasta. He will bring his range of homemade frozen or cooked pastas to the expo including gnocchi, tortelli, a Wagyu ragu sauce and gluten-free options.

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Learning through listening Be inspired and informed by the fascinating GOTAFE lecture series on an array of farming topics. opportunity of learning through the Topics for the free 45-minute lectures include cultivating crickets for human lecture series to those who might not and animal consumption, the 2017 otherwise get the chance to learn climate and 2018 forecast, biosecurity further about alternative farming on the farm, bee biosecurity, and goat topics that interest them,” GOTAFE health and husbandry. Skills and Jobs Centre senior careers adviser Jess Croft said. “Popular last year, Gary Beavis of Beavo’s Honey will return to present “GOTAFE has a strong connection a fascinating lecture on beekeeping in with the Seymour community as their the backyard,” MMG events manager local TAFE provider and recognises Susie Filleti said. the importance of supporting this community and its people through “Megg Miller from Grass Roots events such as this one.” magazine was also popular and will be discussing raising chickens.” There will also be a GOTAFE course information stand at the expo, With a strong focus on alternative allowing for on-the-spot course and backyard farming, the GOTAFEadvice. sponsored lectures will allow people to hear from experts in various fields. The GOTAFE lecture series will run “GOTAFE is all about lifelong learning every hour from 10!am, with the last so we are excited to offer the one starting at 3!pm each day. The GOTAFE lecture series will feature the following topics:

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10!am: Grubs Up insect farm; with Paula Pownell. 11!am: 5 Steps to Keeping Your Kids Engaged in Education; with GOTAFE. Noon: Chickens; with Grass Roots magazine editor Megg Miller. 1!pm: Fire plans for horses and livestock; with Agriculture Victoria district veterinary officer Dr Lee Manning. 2!pm: Protecting your animals from diseases, pests and weeds, including developing on-farm biosecurity plans; with Catherine James from the Victorian Farmers Federation. 3!pm: Small farm livestock ownership, legal requirements and farm biosecurity; with Dr Lee Manning.

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10!am: What happened in the 2017 climate and what we can look forward to in 2018; with Agriculture Victoria climate risk agronomist Dale Grey. 11!am: Grubs Up insect farm; with

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Sunday 10!am: Tiny Homes; with Tiny Footprint. 11!am: Grubs Up insect farm; with Paula Pownall. Noon: Chickens; with Grass Roots magazine editor Megg Miller. 1!pm: Beekeeping in the Backyard; with Gary Beavis of Beavo’s Honey. 2!pm: Managing Problems with Deer; with Game Management Victoria. 3!pm: Reduce costs through sustainable farming and energy solutions, with Wayne Lording.

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Landcare, Seedsavers, locals, books, magazines such as Small Farms and the internet became our university. Learning, doing and seeing the results of everything we attempted from soil regeneration to crafting beeswax balms became our drug. Our interests were so broad our farm was never going to be a monoculture and by fulfilling our curiosity, the broadness of our offering became the attraction. But trying our hand at so many things also became a distraction and increased our workload immensely. It has been both a fun and frantic home and workplace which I’ve written about in Honey Farm Dreaming, an upcoming memoir due out in April. In the early days we concentrated on building the farm-stay business and dovetailed other projects around it. These projects included putting in a three megalitre dam and installing a solar pump irrigation system to troughs across the farm.

With the help of Landcare we fenced off riparian zones and planted more than 1000 trees as a wildlife corridor and for bee fodder. We overhauled and fenced in a large vegetable garden and began building our foundation herds of Miniature Galloway cattle, Dorper sheep (to help with the fireweed control), Saanen milking goats and Araucana and Light Sussex chickens. A rescue horse also came along for the ride, as did a feral ratter cat and assortment of crossbred sheep and goats. We then found beekeeping mentors and moved into Italian honey bees and native Australian stingless bees. The bounty of all the above led us to explore volunteer labour through Helpx and WWOOF and we eventually ended up hosting more than 110 backpackers from all over the world who helped us produce everything from goat’s milk soaps to beeswax lip balms, helped plant and pick our annual crop of rosellas (wild hibiscus)


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“It’s a big decision to move to the country, but it’s just as big a decision to stay living a life you don’t enjoy” and turmeric, helped spin and bottle honey and worked alongside us at farmers markets. Family dinners were a riot (sometimes literally) with this crew. Along the way the farm-stay won gold at the NSW Tourism Awards and silver at the QANTAS Australian Tourism Awards. Entering awards helped us get muchneeded publicity, which meant we could spend less money marketing the farm and more on the farm itself. When guests arrived we gave them the best time we could, and some guests returned more than 20 times in the space of 10 years, while others flew from Singapore just to stay with us. Our tiny farm, run on a tiny budget, had a big heart, and guests warmed to that, for the most part accepting us and our shortcomings. In the past decade we experimented, grew personally and regenerated the land and ourselves.

We experienced exhilarating highs and lows. In the final analysis, though, we learnt skills and made memories worth more than any deposit in a bank. We also made plenty of mistakes too and that’s why it was so interesting to interview other farmers from around the country for the book Small Farm Success Australia. It gave us a real insight into how others farm and how they feel about it. As we think about moving on from our own first farm to a new one, we will approach it differently again. So, on reflection, I’d say to that young couple from Western Sydney “work out a way to do it so you manage the financial risk"—"such as having an offfarm income, or renting out your city house, while renting in a rural area to test the waters”. I’d also say “go for it, we all only have so many years on this planet to find our calling and contribute.” Then point out to them “it’s a big decision to move to the country, but it’s just as big a decision to stay living a life you don’t enjoy”. Finally, to those who are already farming I would say, “the earth needs good people and good farmers, thank you so very, very much for what you are doing.”

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Have a cracking good time

“It’s part of our Australian culture and we try to preserve that.” – Simon Martin

Whips will be cracking at the Seymour Alternative Farming Expo when the Australian Whipcrackers and Plaiters Association hosts its Victorian Championships. After a number of years at the Those with some whip-cracking Royal Melbourne Show, the experience are encouraged to championships are now set to enter the novice competition, call Seymour home for the next with entries accepted until three years. 9.30"am on the day of competition. It’s a return to the event’s roots, says association secretary “It’s a good way to start out and Simon Martin. you can learn a lot from the “We’re very much about members that are competing,” preserving the culture and Mr Martin said. heritage of the event and the Crowd favourites"—"including field days certainly fit with that,” the accuracy test and freestyle Mr Martin said. whip crack"—"will be back again, “Moving the event around lets with the 30 or so competitors people in the rest of the state set to entertain the crowds. see it and hopefully we’ll grow “The people watching always that interest and get a few enjoy it,” Mr Martin said. more members.” “It’s part of our Australian With a total of eight sections culture and we try to preserve on display at the Saturday that. They’re always interested show, spectators will be treated in watching the accuracy to whip-cracking from the portion or hearing the tunes following classes: novice, pee you can play like Mary Had a wee, juvenile, junior, women, Little Lamb.” men and over 45. The event runs from 10!am to Also on display will be the 4!pm on Saturday, February 17 AWPA Australian Bullock Whip Championship. at the main oval.

BELOW: Logan Anderson entertaining the crowd in the pee wee class.

ABOVE: Emi East displays her whip-cracking skills.

Michael Cooke is set to wow the crowd with his demonstrations in the clear tank.

A drone was used to capture this agricultural scene, demonstrating the versatility of this new technology. Picture: James Rovers

Drones helping farmers Yea farmer Wayne Lording sits on his verandah, sips a cuppa and sends his drone to check on the horses and cows. Mr Lording"—"who has designed one of Australia’s first agriculturespecific drones"—"often uses drones to check on his animals as it saves time instead of having to go out on horseback, by tractor or car. He will be at the Seymour Alternative Farming Expo to provide practical information and advice on reducing farm costs by 90 per cent by using

green energy solutions and drones. “Farmers have got to look at better and more cost-effective ways to manage their properties and drones are the best way to do it,” Mr Lording said. “Sometimes I just sit on the back verandah having a cuppa. I’ll send the drone out to look at the water troughs and see if the horses are okay. That saves me a lot of time.”

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Look at fishing from another angle Fishing lovers young and old will receive a master class courtesy of Michael Cooke and the Super Tank Fishing Show. Bringing more than 60 years of fishing experience to the Seymour Alternative farming Expo, Mr Cooke is well versed in all things fishing. He said he would offer people a chance to see a “fish’s eye view” of how lures worked. Using a 15"m by 3"m Perspex tank, onlookers will get the chance to see exactly what goes on under the surface without having to set foot in the water. “We talk surface lure for cod, hardbody lures, soft plastics, yellow-belly lures and salt and freshwater fishing,” Mr Cooke said.

Having made the trip from the Gold Coast to Seymour a number of times over the years, Mr Cooke is returning to the expo after a couple of years break. “I’m really looking forward to coming back,” he said. “It’s a good town with nice people, and a good event and good fishing down at the local river.” The 20-minute shows will be held hourly at sites T3-T5, with the first show beginning at 9.30!am. Mr Cooke will be on hand between shows to offer advice and tips for avid anglers.


You can predict the weather Agriculture technology company The Yield has brought together the power of digital technology to take the guesswork out of predicting the weather. Inspired by the daily struggle to acquire detailed and localised weather data, The Yield founder and managing director Ros Harvey said the company’s app Sensing+ and free growers’ weather app had helped fill the information void. “Growers face enormous uncertainty trying to pre-empt weather, and its impact can be disastrous. But many still rely on weather apps that might be showing data from hundreds of kilometres away,” Ms Harvey said. “For intensive irrigated crops, hyper-localised weather conditions

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are the ones that matter.” Created following two years of research and development with Australian growers, the Sensing+ app converts data collected from on-farm sensors into a seven-day weather forecast. The company’s free app is the only application to show figures for evapotranspiration, the sum of evaporation off the earth’s surface and plant transpiration, crunching 2.5#million Bureau of Meteorology data records every six days to predict the weekly amount of evapotranspiration to aid growers. The team now operates out of Melbourne, and is looking forward to coming along to the Seymour Alternative Farming Expo. “We want to meet and chat with local irrigated crop growers about the types of challenges they’re facing, and see where there might be an opportunity for the system to solve some pain points for them, and to provide a greater level of confidence when it comes to decision-making,” Ms Harvey said. For more information visit The Yield stall at site EB6.

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Using supplements designed to boost carbon and para-magnetic energy levels in soil could lead to a high quality soil and help with cost management.

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PregRite Genetics owner and technician Garth Matthews said the new Good Bulls app was one way technology was helping farmers meet their breeding objectives. PregRight Genetics, a distributor for Genetics Australia, will be at this year’s Seymour Alternative Farming Expo. “It helps you pick bulls using a phone or tablet and it’s another tool we use to pick the right bull for your cow,” Mr Matthews said. The Good Bulls app sorts, filters, shortlists and exports bulls to meet your preferences. The Rushworth-based PregRight Genetics specialises in artificial breeding for beef and

dairy cattle, including artificial insemination, pregnancy and selling and storing semen. From hobby famers to large-scale dairies, Mr Matthews said artificial breeding was beneficial for all farmers. “Famers should be considering artificial insemination to improve herd fertility,” he said. “You have better access to better bulls at a competitive rate. “You can also shorten calving periods by pregnancy testing and you can sort out health problems too.” For more information from PregRite Genetics staff visit their stall at site B24A.

This is the view of Alternative Growing Solutions manager Graeme Joyce, who will be at the Seymour Alternative Farming Expo to share his tips for improving soil health. “We’re encouraging people to farm in a more sustainable way and use biological products. We understand not all farmers can and come from a more traditional farming background,” he said. “It’s about ensuring everything is working well so the plants can convert the nitrogen into useable plant food .".". (and) promote better quality growth into the paddock and into the crops,

delivering better yields.” With a focus on improving the structure, friability and sustainability of soils, the range of products the business sells under the SoilCharge banner are a mixture of liquid and granular products, including insecticides and fertilisers. Mr Joyce said using the right products could significantly reduce the use of fungicides and chemical conditioners, as well as reduce water and production costs. The Alternative Growing Solutions team is located at site B43.

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by the sights of the old Newmarket Saleyards. Mr Mele may not be a butcher by trade but he has a deep passion for Prescribing to the paddock-to plate- Italian food. philosophy, the bespoke butchers “There are six generations of specialise in processing small scale butchers on my dad’s side in Italy. and gourmet beef, lamb and pork It’s in the blood.” products. During the expo the couple will For the past five years, husband be sharing their expertise in the and wife James and Kathy Mele Butcher Shop and, according to have been processing meat for Mr Mele, good pork is the key. small quantity producers headed to “We’re doing some sausage and farmers’ markets, restaurants and salami-making demonstrations on direct to customers. the Sunday,” he said. Now the Kilmore East-based “We have no secrets; we want business has also branched out into people to make the best they can.” making salami. While salami may take a few weeks Inspired by his Italian heritage, to cure before you can enjoy your Mr Mele has mastered the art of hard work, Mr Mele said it always traditional sausage making. tasted better if you made it yourself. “We’re working on our flavours and “People are losing basic skills and hoping to get our products out this while it’s convenient to go to the year,” he said. supermarket, there’s a sense of pride when you make it yourself,” As a child he spent Saturday he said. mornings working in his father’s “It’s about keeping the tradition alive.” butcher shop and was mesmerised

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Turning up the heat in expo kitchen From classic recipes to using cricket powder in cooking to smoking poultry!—!chef Adrian Hensley will be cooking up a storm in the Seymour Alternative Farming Expo’s Country Kitchen. The Secret Gardening Catering chef will draw on 18 years of experience and run up to four sessions each day at the expo. Insect farm Grubs Up creates cricket-based products, and is a new addition to the Country Kitchen this year. Mr Hensley said he was excited to work with their cricket powder. “It’s a completely new concept to me. I’ve eaten a few fried crickets but the idea of working with cricket powder that is very high in protein is something I haven’t come across,” he said.

Find out what the buzz is all about when Gary Beavis from Beavo’s Honey delivers a how-to lecture on beginner beekeeping.

Chef Adrian Hensley and his daughter Lila will show the crowd how to create delicious dishes in the Country Kitchen. Picture: Josh Maude

Mr Beavis said the lecture was a good crash course for people who already had a hive or were simply interested in bees and beekeeping. “The lecture is just to give them an insight into what is required and just educate them on what is needed to have a backyard beehive,” he said. “A lot of people think it’s just put it in there and forget it, but a hive is basically a little animal

incorporated as an alternate protein.” Exhibitors Beavo’s Honey and Original Spirit Co will come together on Sunday to celebrate a fusion of honey and gin, which Mr Hensley will combine into a harmonious dish. “Beavo’s Honey is going to come over and show us their wares and we’ll produce something using his honey and we’ll use some gin to make a little gin and honey spritzer to accompany it,” he said. The Country Kitchen is located at Food Court 2.

you need to look after. “Urban beekeeping is becoming quite (popular), people want to have their own honey out of their backyard these days.” After starting with a single beehive in his backyard more than a decade ago, Mr Beavis was able to turn his hobby into a business and said there was potential for many others to do the same. Mr Beavis will deliver his lecture on backyard beekeeping at 11!am on Saturday, and 1!pm on Sunday, at the Learning Hub. And Beavo’s Honey will have a range of equipment, honey, wax products and soaps for sale at site E20.

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Bigger is not always better They might be small compared to their traditional counterparts, but walking tractors are versatile and productive workhorses. The machines are not a new invention, control and but Vin Rowe Farm Machinery director community gardens. Stephen Pike said during the past 25 years they had become more “People who are growing broadly used. produce for farmers’ markets, particularly those who are organic “A walking tractor is a two-wheel and concerned with soil care, are tractor that you walk behind,” Mr Pike the biggest purchasers of this type said. of equipment,” he said. “It’s just like any tractor in that you can “While the chicken sheds are full of attach implements behind it.” sawdust or something similar and Vin Rowe Farm Machinery has been in they need to keep that nice and the walking tractor business since 2011, fluffy, fresh for the hens. You might selling the machines in various sizes not be able to get a full-sized with both diesel and petrol engines. tractor inside.” It is the range of accompanying With excellent implements that make walking manoeuvrability, their tractors a practical choice for hobby compact profile allows farmers, gardeners and business them to work in areas people alike. that traditional tractors cannot without damaging Mr Pike said the walking tractors crops or compacting the could perform a multitude of tasks earth. with implements such as a rotary hoe, furrow mouldboard plough, spader, “You can do a very professional job rotary plough, cultivator and power on a small scale,” Mr Pike said. harrow. For more information on walking He also debunked the myth that tractors head along to the Vin Rowe walking tractors were only for home Farm Machinery display at the gardeners and said they were ideal for Seymour Alternative Farming Expo poultry farmers, nurseries for weed at site T6.

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Poultry continues to pull crowds Whether you are just starting out with chickens or you are an experienced hand at raising poultry, the Poultry Shed has birds for all needs. After more than 15 years at the Seymour Alternative Farming Expo, Seymour Poultry Club president Enola Halpin said it was a great opportunity for breeders to sell their birds as well as educate the public about poultry. Each year brings together different types of poultry"—"from chickens to ducks and guinea fowl to the unique silkie chickens"—"and there are hundreds of birds on display in total. “People will come in and we’ll have a chat about what bird they’d like and what they’re looking for. If they’re just starting off we’ll suggest they go with

Poll Highland cattle will be on display at this year’s Seymour Alternative Farming Expo.

Fresh take on a traditional breed Lorraine Smit with a Hy-Line brown hen at last year’s expo. crossbreeds and move on to pure breeds later,” Mrs Halpin said. “We have people that come back every year just to buy another bird. It’s everyone and everybody that comes to have a look.” “You can come in and walk around, pick and buy the one you want and then go explore the rest of the expo and pick them up at the end of the day.” To learn more about poultry, visit the Poultry Shed display at the Seymour expo.

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Big and small machinery William Adams Ag is quickly becoming a regular at the Seymour Alternative Farming Expo, with the team returning to show off its wide range of equipment. With five branches throughout Victoria, the company has the machine to suit everyone’s agriculture needs, big or small, and carries 13 brands of equipment from tractors to machinery and implements. Shepparton branch manager Christian Barnett said this year’s display would include the Deutz and Kioti tractor range. “The Deutz tractors start at 62!hp and extend right up to 340!hp, with the recent introduction of a 65 and 80!hp cab tractor to the range to suit the small or medium farmer,” Mr Barnett said. “The Kioti range focuses more on the smaller range of tractors with the CS2610 the starting point at just 26!hp, with the PX1052 is the biggest tractor in the range at 105!hp.” All Kioti tractors come standard with a level lift loader and 4-in-1

bucket, providing value for money. William Adams Ag also carries Vicon, Fella and McHale brands which cover the hay market, as well as Aitchison Seeders along with Maschio and Lemken tillage and cultivation gear. “With such a diverse range of products at our disposal, we are sure to have the right equipment, whether it be your small acreage or hobby farmer, right up to your broadacre guys who require plenty of horsepower,” Mr Barnett said. most cases, arrange overnight delivery of parts if they are not “We have technicians based in-store. out of our Shepparton branch who can carry out standard “We look forward to welcoming servicing or major repairs, as all new and existing clients well as service units that can to our site at the expo. Pop complete on-site servicing for in, have a chat and discuss our clients to help minimise your on-farm or property downtime.” requirements,” Mr Barnett said. William Adams Ag also carries a William Adams Ag is located at range of spare parts and can, in site B56.

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Some of the William Adams Ag Shepparton team (from left) parts manager Glenn Hart, admin/ receptionist Fiona Lawson, branch manager Christian Barnett, sales representative Luke Stammers, service manager Daniel McGuire and sales representative and territory manager James MacGibbon.


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Kubota’s proven excavator range from 800 kgs to 8-tonne deliver superior reliability, durability and comfort. Kubota offer both conventional counter weight and zero-turn models for all construction applications.

KX018–4

The premium KX018–4 is engineered for superb handling and performance. Variable width undercarriage — 990 mm to 1300 mm. Protected bucket cylinder hoses and auxiliary hyraulic hoses. Auto shift between high & low to provide smoother operations when dozing and turning.

U17–3

17 hp, 3-cylinder diesel engine coupled with a 45Ltr/Min Hydraulic Pump. Zero tail swing means you’ll never worry about what is to the side or behind you while you work. Double flanged track rollers and short pitched rubber tracks to minimise vibration during travel for improved operator comfort.

Mowers

Kubota mowers come either in a tractor garden format or with zero-turn range. There are petrol or diesel versions with significant features across the whole range such as hydrostatic transmissions.

T1880, 2080 and 2380

Twin Cylinder 22 hp Petrol Engine, 48–inch cutting deck. Hydrostatic drive and hydraulic deck lift as well as shaft drive to the deck and dial height.

W SERIES

Kubota push mower. 3 Models available.

Z121S

Powerfull 21 hp premium “V Twin” petrol engine. All that power from the engine is delivered to the wheels and mower deck through a rugged, Hydro-gear commercial ZT3100 transmission. This 10-gauge steel, welded mower deck provides outstanding, professional-level cutting performance. 4 year/ 300hr warranty (Whichever occurs first).

SSV75

U35–4

The U35–4 compact excavator brings more comfort and luxury to almost any challenge. The dozer blade comes standard with a float function. Deluxe interior and a more spacious cabin with fully flat floor and air conditioning. Also available with ROPS.

74.3HP engine. Common Rail System. Self-leveling Crack-resistant heavyduty tyres. Ground clearance of 207mm.

ZD 1221 - 60

DM SERIES

29.1HP diesel engine. This rear discharge, 60” deck model is packed with clever features such as a hands-free hydraulic deck lift and on-thego cutting height adjustment.

Kubota brushcutter Available in 2 stroke or 4 stroke

TRACTORS BX2370DV

BX2360DV on industrial or turf tyre. 23 hp diesel engine with power steering, 3-point linkage, 2-range hydrostatic transmission.

UTILITY VEHICLES MX5100

Kubota offer an extensive range of utility vehicles with both petrol and diesel engines. All units come with ROPS and seat belts. There are a variety of options that can make your utility vehicle very versatile!

The MX51000 tractor is very popular for the “life style” farmer and offers great versatility with a 50 hp turbo charged diesel engine. Available with either gear or hydrostatic transmission. Flat operators platform. Front-end loader (FEL) available among a number of other implements to suit this model.

RTV500

4WD utility vehicle with 16 hp, 2-cylinder petrol engine, hydrostatic transmission.

M71

150HP (4/Turbocharger w/intercooler). 24 Speed Powershift Transmission. 80 L/min Pump Capacity. 3 Mechanical Remotes.

RTVX1120

The all new Rough Terrain Vehicle with 24.8 hp, 3-cylinder diesel engine. 2-speed hydrostatic transmission and diff lock. Hydraulic power steering with hydraulic bed lift as standard. Front independent, dual A-Arm type suspension and the same in the rear.

M7040SUHD

The Kubota M7040SUHD represents great value providing a 68 hp utility tractor with hydraulic shuttle (wet clutch). Flat operators platform. Front-end loader (FEL) available among a number of other implements to suit this model. Unit comes with a 3yr/3000hr warranty.

BERTOLI’S AGRICULTURAL & INDUSTRIAL kubota.com.au

Albury NSW 520 Dallinger Road, Albury NSW 2640 Phone: 02 6025 5390

Benalla Vic 183 Bridge Street West, Benalla VIC 3672, Phone: 03 5762 3633

Shepparton Vic 198-200 Numurkah Rd, Shepparton VIC 3630 Phone 03 5821 3299

Site E55

‘Seymour Alternative Farming Expo’, February, 2018—PAGE 23


Cool off this summer with Poolwerx The award-winning Poolwerx Shepparton will be at the Seymour Alternative Farming Expo, so you can see first-hand the quality of its products and customer service. The flourishing franchise took out Retail Store of the Year in the 2017 Poolwerx Australia awards, which is a testament to its services!—!ranging from pool and spa sales through to related product sales and ongoing maintenance. “We were pretty ecstatic about these awards, it was all to do with the great customer feedback we have received and the sales we have made,” owner Craig Henry said. “We look forward to meeting new people and existing clients at the Seymour expo, where we will have

Poolwerx Shepparton is an award-winning franchise.

“We have a great show special too; people can purchase a Deluxe Spec Spa at the price of a standard spa, with a saving of up to $2000.” – Craig Henry three different spas on show from our range of seven. “It is a chance for people to see the quality of the products in person and the high quality service that they will receive. “We have a great show special too;

people can purchase a Deluxe Spec Spa at the price of a standard spa, with a saving of up to $2000.” The Shepparton franchise has been in operation for more than a decade, and Mr Henry and wife Rosie have been the owners for the past three

years. It services the Goulburn Valley and further afield from Deniliquin to Tallarook and Benalla to Rushworth. “We are fortunate to have a large clientele who purchase our pools and spas, and have regular maintenance done to them!—!we have four service vehicles that go out to clients’ homes,” Mr Henry said. With summer well under way, all pools and spas are currently selling well. However, one of the top products was the Banff Spas. Poolwerx is at site B111.

WEED GUNNEL NEED A WEED MAT THAT LETS WATER AND AIR THROUGH NOT WEEDS

HORTICULTURAL FLEECE LOOKING FOR PLANT PROTECTION FROM FROST, HEAT OR INSECTS

Come & visit us at Site E62 & E63

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ADVERTISEMENT

Lifetime guarantee for concrete tanks Never have to purchase another concrete water tank again with Hi Water Concrete Tanks lifetime quarantee for their waterproofed concrete tanks, the highest quality materials are used in construction and extensive customer service are what this family owned and operated business prides itself on. “The range includes waterproofed concrete tanks for above ground, below ground, with silo or concrete roof tops and in the following sizes 5,000 12,000 15,000 23,000 and 26,000 gallons all our waterproofed concrete tanks are poured on site Our concrete tanks are suited to industrial, rural and residential applications for example hobby farms, water storage, cellars,

water treatment, milk chilling, firefighting and with a 30 year guarantee that’s a great piece of mind for our customer. We also undertake in repairing old concrete tanks and are happy to give quotes, said Mitchell Miller manager of Hi Water Concrete Tanks. This is a family business so we take a huge amount of pride in our concrete tanks and workmanship, this is our name out there. Hi Water Concrete Tanks is based in Wodonga and services all areas of Victoria and NSW, has been in operation for over 25 years and has been attending the Seymour Alternative Farming Expo for many years We really enjoy coming to Seymour to see

WE CONSTRUCT NEW TANKS

0407 933 070

Steve Miller

0437 690 070

some of our previous customers, who call in to see us, who we have built a concrete tank in the past. We like to chat to new people and find that people really appreciate us explaning the construction of our concrete tanks, plus showing pictures of what we do step by step. I want to be able to help people, by giving them a product that suits their needs and last a lifetime. Mitchell Miller said. The business was started by Mitchells father Steve Miller who has worked in the concrete tank industry for over 42 years and knows how to construct the finest quality concrete tank with the longest lifetime.

WE REPAIR OLD TANKS

hiwater@bigpond.com

www.hiwater.com.au

Mitch Miller j/15d14739/06-18

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EXPO SITE LISTINGS

Company

Site

1st Seymour Scout Group

L18

Coffee A La Cart

C50

greenPRO

A & A Worm Farm Waste Systems Pty Ltd

T45

Colleen's Crafts

Craft Pavilion

Grow-Fresh Greenhouses Australia

L62, L63 & L64

A Country Affair

FC2A

Colombo Soft Serve (MSTAR Desserts)

C22

Grubs Up

L25

AAA Kracht Dist - Water Purifiers

C49

Conquest Pools

T81

GV Hoists and Cranes

C28

Adele's Shoe Gallery

B47

Corry Marketing/2wp

C14

Haeusler's Shepparton

L57 & L51

Advanced Therapy Spas (Aust) Pty Ltd

EB14 & EB15

Country Fire Authority

L1

Hand Made And Crafted Products

FM2

Agriculture Victoria

Learning Hub

Country Solar Systems Vic

C6

Airview Drone Images

E43

Cozyosko

GI22

Happy Feet / AFK Sports Clinic / Orthotic Works

EB60

All Fun Amusements

Kids Corner

Crafted By Bees

FM14

B41

CraftyWoolYarns

Craft Pavilion

Hardwood Mills/Norwood Sawmills Australia

E33

All Sheds Alternative Growing Solutions Pty Ltd Soilcharge

Crossmark/nbn™

E59

Haysaver Hay Feeders

B39

B43

Crowley's Hot Sauce

FM11

B120

Andrew Ferrington

Sheep Pavilion

Cub Campers

T14

HC Progressive trading as National Grid Support Service

ANFF Discount Nursery

T36

Custom Creations by Ryan Parsons

E9

Hendy Haye Craft

Craft Pavilion

Aqua Blade & Rake Broom

GI2

Daily Favorite Pty Ltd

EB50 & EB51

Aqua Max Rural Water Filtrations

EB25

Daimz Trading Pty Ltd

GI17 & GI20

Aqualife Industries

C45

Daniel Young MLC, Northern Victoria Region

EB26

Arrow Farmquip

B70 & B71

Danish Bakehouse

FC1C

ASSBA

Sheep Pavilion

Davidalla Farm Alpacas

B20A

Assumption College Kilmore

EB12 & EB13

Dean & McCabe Windmills and Solar Pumps

B86

Ausave Energy Pty Ltd

B117

Deni Ute Muster

L16

Aussharp

C15

Dexter Cattle Promotion Group of Victoria

Cattle Pavilion

Aussie Bush Hats

E11

Diamond Marketers

EB67

Aussie Gutter Protection

EB77 & EB78

Discount Cable Ties

T52

Aussie Shade & Hot Houses

L6

Ditmar Pty Ltd t/a Little Juey

EB55

Aussiefirebuckets

B5

Herald and Weekly Times

E15

Herbal Teas Australia

FM8

Heritage Water Tanks

B88 & B89

Hevin Distributors

C33

Hi Water Concrete Tanks

C47 & C48

Hidow Pain Relief - Bruce & Dianne Caldwell

L31

Hipower Flashlights

B116

Homestar Promotions Pty Ltd

GI4 & GI7

Hose Factory

L65

I Like It Direct Pty Ltd

C9

iHealth Saunas

EB75 & EB76 EB16 & EB17 FM3

L44

DogMaster Trainers / Garmin

EB84

Australian Lowline Cattle Association Southern Region Promotional Group

Independent Brand Partner Nerium International

Cattle Pavilion

Don Penfold Home Improvements

C34

Italian Chef

Australian Spirit Company T/A Original Spirit Co.

Dorper Sheep Society of Australia Inc

B69

J and M Brain Safety Wear

C3

L32

Doterra

EB36

Jamu Drinks

E52

Australian Tea House

FM1

Doublep Enterprises

EB52

Jetmaster Victoria

C53 & C52

Doug's Mobile Welding

B77

JJA O'Loghlin

Sheep Pavilion

Dove Automotive Pty Ltd

T12 & T13

John & Alice Beattie

Sheep Pavilion

Duckfeet / Baabuk

EB32 & EB33

John & Faye Clarke

Sheep Pavilion

Earths Organic

FM15 & FM16

John Sanderson Machinery Pty Ltd

B10 - B13

Eastern Hill Cricket Club inc

C32

John Sparks

B107, B108 & B109

Eastern Ranges Solahart

T25

Joma Alpacas/Fabulously Alpacas

B15A

Easyklip and Crunchy Seeds

C20

Kanga Loaders Global Pty Ltd

B87

Eco Bird Scarer

E57

Karas Accessories

L42

Edd's Moveable Chook Sheds

E44

KC & GJ Manton

Cattle Pavilion

Egg Delights

Craft Pavilion

Keegan Nurseries

L39

Elfreds of the Peninsula

FM9 & FM10

Ken Muston Automotive

T10 & T11

Ember Defender

C31

Kensal Estate Wines

EB47

Emo's Leather Goods

GI12 & GI15

Kezza's Hats

Craft Pavilion

Enjo

GI3

Khouri Workwear

T50

EnviroGroup

EB03 & EB04

Kiel Industries

B106

EnviroPro Alternatives Pty Ltd

T27B

KingKutter (Australia) Pty Ltd

L12

Envisage Furniture Pty Ltd

E25 & E26

Kingsman Collection

GI16 & GI19

Event Scooter Hire

T9

Kingspan/Rhino Water Tanks P/L

T69 & T70

Exotic Filled Candy

L24

Konigs Shepparton

B75 & B76

Extend Security

E6

Kooyong Furniture

B101 & B102

F.D Ryan Toolmakers

L22

Kubota Tractors Australia

E55

Fairview Bond Stud

Sheep Pavilion

Kustom Kegs Wine Barrel Furniture

C11

Fantastic Products Australia

GI6, GI9 & GI13

Lavender Passion

Craft Pavilion

Farming Equipment Distributors - North East Ag

B80

LED Light Co

L29 & L30

FarmTech Machinery

L50

Leicht's Country Industries Australia (CIA)

E31

Flamingo Paperie

Craft Pavilion

Fraser Metal Fabrication

B50

FujiClean Australia Pty Ltd

EB48

Avenel Pre School Inc.

FC2B

BA Group Australia Pty Ltd

L7

Bacchus Marsh Seedling Farm

E24

Bamboo Creations Nursery

C26

Barry Shalders

Sheep Pavilion

Bayly Solar

E51

Beavo's Honey

E20

Bejewelled By Sam

Craft Pavilion

Bellsouth Poultry Equipment

B32

Belpard Australia Pty Ltd

C7, C29, B113

Bendigo Country Clothing

E2

Bendigo Hat Shop P/L

B48

Bendigo Woodturners Inc

E39

Better Living Australia

EB40, EB41 & EB42

Biomax Green Australia Pty Ltd

B118

Biomix P/L

EB64

Bio-Natural Siolutions

B114

BJ Enterprises & Marketing

EB09 & EB10

Black Dog Olives

FM15 & FM16

Blade Bikes AUstralia

B122

Blue Rock Suffolk Stud

Sheep Pavilion

Blue Sky Windows

E10

Brand Developers Pty Ltd

EB58 & EB59

Brazzen Pty Ltd

B6, B7, B8 & B9

Bunnings Shepparton DIY Kids Activities

T51

Bunyip Saddlery

B123 & B124

Bushmans Water Tanks

T3, T4 & T5

Buttonsnmore

Craft Pavilion

Buyturmerix.com.au Pty Ltd

C41

C & M Chapman

Sheep Pavilion

Callipari Wine & Food

FM7

Campbell Floats

T15, T16 & T17

Central Victorian Baked Potatoes

FC2F

Ceramet Solar Pty Ltd

E28

Future NRG Pty Ltd

B34 & B35

Gaffy's Hay Sales

B49

Gift Girl

C2

Giggle Shack

L14

Glenda Langley's Machine Knitted Childrens wear

Craft Pavilion

Glynncorp Electrical

T23 & T24

Golden Poffertjes

FC3H

Chicken Caravan/Oxhill

B38

Chinese Remedial Massage

C18A

Chooktred

B31

Goldfields Revegetation Pty Ltd

L23

Claremont Red Angus

Cattle Pavilion

Goldstar Trading

C42 & EB20

Clark Tanks

L46 & L47

Goode Organics

C30

Clay Wood Metal Studio

C1

GOTAFE

Learning Hub

CLEAVER Salumi Cabinets (Canned Industries P/L)

EB44 & EB45

Goulburn Murray Water

B42

Clipex

B1 & B2

Goulburn River Valley Tourism - The Heart of Victoria

Cluney Constructions Pty Ltd

B19

Granden Park Stud

Letzgetwired

T7

Little Goody New Shoes

B110

Lowerelec LED Lighting

B46

Lucas Mill Pty Ltd

E18 & E19

Made by Katherine

EB46

Magnum Welders Pty Ltd

E53

Mansfield Tools

C21

Marianne Bunning Framing

E3

Market Place Crafts - Aviva Kalagas

Craft Pavilion

Mattress Now

E60 & E61

Mayfield Poll Highland Cattle

Cattle Pavilion

MCH Leisure

EB56 & EB57

Mech-Elec Air & Automation Pty Ltd

T30

Mega Cheap Hardware

B84 & B85

Melbourne Paella Company

FC1D

Merribrook GP & MM Collins

B79

Metalscape

T40

C25

Mitchell Shire Council

C24

Sheep Pavilion

MPower Pty Ltd

E51

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E60

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E30

C43

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C42

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C40 C19

C23 L57 L62

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FC1A

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C27

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T27A

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T17

T28

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C34 C28

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E43

E52

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E32

FC1E

E33

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E45

E51

T43A

T42

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Farmer Darryl’s Animal Farm

T49

E38

Kids Corner

T51 T52 T53 T54 T T55 T56 T56A Playground

Jumping Castle

Timberland Reptile Display

E36 E37

E39

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E55 Cricket Nets

T8 T9

T71

T72

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T76

T77

T78

T79

T80

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PRE-PURCHASED TICKETS ONLY (GATE 2)

Gate 1 Ticket sales

TALLAROOK STREET

World’s most powerful variable speed clipper is here

E34

E46

E50

E35

Kids Amusements

T57 T58 T59 T60 T61

E54 E53

T38 T39 T40 T40A T41

FC1D

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C33

T44

T33

T26

T15

E31 FC1C

EDWARD STREET

LESLEY STREET

T3

ATM

T24

T14

C24

E20

REPTILE DISPLAY

FC1B

Food Court 1

C37 C36

C25

T12

C38

CAMEL RIDES

C21 C22

L61

L65

E26

C41

L51

L64

E57

E27

C44

• Proudly Australian made using quality Australian steel • All kinds of stockyards from the hobby farm to fully automated and air operated • Permanent and semi permanent • Crushes • Ramps • Sheep handlers • Auto drafters

E56

E25

C45

C18 C18A

C20

L60

E19

C46

WHIPCRACKING CHAMPIONSHIPS (SATURDAY ONLY)

C16

L50

L59

E15

C47

C39

L58

E18

E24

SITE B55

We take the stress out of handling livestock. From yards to handlers and everything in between. For sheep, cattle, goats, horses etc.

E17

E12

C48

C15

L42

E9

E3A

E11

Handling Livestock? We’ve got you covered at Violet Town Rural.

E5

C50

C14

Gate 3 Ticket sales

E7

C13

L43 L44 L45 L46 L47

First Aid Gates

C49

L48

ATM

E4

L28

L30

Food Vendors Toilets

B120 B121 B122 B123 B124 B125

E1

PIG G RACIN NG AND D DIVIN NG

Edward St Exhibitor Gate Parcel collection gate

B115 B116 B117 B118 B119

General Interest Marquee

C12

L29

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B114

C11

L24

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B113

L41

Gate 4 Ticket sales

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B104 B105 B106

B107 B108 B109

Craft Pavilion

L36

L39

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B82

C10

FE b TA Hu GO ing n r a Le

L35

L37

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B81

OFFICE

C2

L63

FARMER DARRYL’S ANIMAL FARM

C54

C9

L22

L27

FM3 FM4 FM15 FM12 FM13 FM5 FM11 FM16 L33 FM14 FM10 S FM6

FM7

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B89

Baby Change Facilities

C7

L23

L18

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SUPER TANK FISHING SHOW

L26

FC2D

FC2H FC2G FC2F FC2E

L40

B1101 & B102

C8

L21

L17

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COUNTRY KITCHEN/ BUTCHER SHOP

L25

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FC2C

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B75

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L20

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B88

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L11

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L15

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B48

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L12

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B24

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B14

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B15A

B4

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B5

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Dorper Sheep

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SoKo Designs

GI11 & GI14

Mr Pure Pure Water Water Mr

C10 C10

Solartronics Pty Ltd

C27

Mulberry Lane Lane Quilting Quilting Mulberry

Craft Pavilion Craft

Sota Tractors

L4 & L5

Murray Grey Grey Cattle Cattle Murray

Cattle Yards Cattle

Southern Cross Camping

T26

Muskdale Sheep Sheep Stud Stud Muskdale

Sheep Pavilion Sheep

Southern Skin Cancer Clinic

EB34 & EB35

My Slice Slice Of Of Life Life My

L34 L34

Spike Master 1000 Pty Ltd

E62 & E63

Natura's Ice Ice Creamery Creamery of of Hahndorf Hahndorf Natura's

FC3F FC3F

Sproutwell Pty Ltd

T61 & T62

Neil Beer Beer Seymour Seymour Neil

T1, T2 & L66 T1,

Step Forward Orthotics

B125

Niagara Australia Australia Niagara

GI21 GI21

Stihl Shop Seymour

L10 & L11, L20 L20 & & L21 L21

North Solar Solar North

C38 C38

Strawberries & Pancakes Van

E14

Norton Livestock Livestock Handling Handling Solutions Solutions Norton

E1 E1

Strive n Thrive

B121

Now Buildings Buildings Now

B51 & B52 B51

Strong Wool Breeders Association Inc

Sheep Pavilion Pavilion

NutriSoil Liquid Liquid Fertiliser Fertiliser NutriSoil

E30 E30

Sun Power Auto Gates

B44 & B45

O.P.S Country Country Tanks Tanks O.P.S

E32 E32

Sunergy Solar & Batteries

EB73 & EB74

Off-Grid Energy Australia Australia Off -Grid Energy

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Super Axe

E18 & E19

Olivia OConnor OConnor Rocking Rocking Horses Horses Olivia

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Swagman Tours

T18 & T19

On The The Go Go Safety Safety On

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Sweet and Salty Gourmet Popcorn

FC3G

Ozatts Ozatts

E17 E17

Swim Inn Pool Shop P/L

T38

Ozpig Australia Australia Pty Pty Ltd Ltd Ozpig

C46 C46

Talbot Power

T39

OZ-Vice and and Ezi-Seal Ezi-Seal Silicone Silicone Lids Lids OZ-Vice

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Tasty Gozleme

FC2H

Paal Kit Kit Homes Homes Paal

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Telstra

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Pachinko Hats Hats Pachinko

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The Cajun Kitchen Pty Ltd

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The Herb Store

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The Jolly Lolly Trolley

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The Nationals

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The Ultimate Hayfeeder

L8

The Yield

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Thermal Cookware

EB81 & EB82

Think Livestock

L9

Coffee Three Beans Coff ee & Catering

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Thunderbird Ag Pty Ltd

B53

Timboon Fine Ice Cream

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Tink's Equipment

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Tiny Footprint Tiny House 2 Go

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Peter && Katherine Katherine Sheepskin Sheepskin Footwear Footwear & & Peter More More

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Peter Hodge Hodge Camel Camel Hire Hire Peter Pig in in aa Box Box Pig

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Pizza de de Wheels Wheels Pizza PJ's 4x4 4x4 PJ's

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Poolwerx Shepparton Shepparton Poolwerx Post 'N' 'N' Rail Rail Post

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Power Hound Hound Attachments Attachments Power PregRite Genetics Genetics Pty Pty Ltd Ltd PregRite

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Prickly Moses Moses Handcrafted Handcrafted Beer Beer and and Prickly Forbidden Fruit Fruit Cider Cider Forbidden

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Professional Nibbler Nibbler Professional Pure Indulgence Pulse

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Quay's Outdoor Catering Services Pure Indulgence RADTKE Catering - Chargrilled Gourmet Quay's Outdoor Catering Services Specialties RADTKE Catering - Chargrilled Gourmet

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Shooters, Fishers Pty & Farmers Party of Victoria Show Television Ltd Show Television Pty Ltd Showdem Massagers Signs Stickers & Graphics Showdem Massagers Skin Detox Advanced Technologies Signs Stickers & Graphics SmallDetox Farms Skin Advanced Technologies Smith && Sons Sons Renovations Renovations and and Extension Extension Smith Western Victoria Victoria Western Sneddens Fencing Fencing Products Products Sneddens

Transition Village Wallan Inc TreeProject

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Tri Nature Triffid Triffi d Park

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True Blue Goo Twins Pantry

C18 EB43 C12 C18 B81 C12 T75 - T79 B81 C13 - T79 T75 E47 C13 EB53 & EB54 E47 FM5 &&FM6 EB53 EB54 L2 & & L3FM6 FM5 T40A & T43A L2 & L3 EB30 & T43A T40A E36 EB30 FM4 E36 GI1 FM4 Craft Pavilion GI1 T37 Pavilion Craft C54 & C55 T37 T32 & T33 C54 C55 Baby& Change Area T32 T33 B74 Change Area Baby T48 B74 L45 T48 E34 L45 T20, T21, T31 & T32 E34 E7 T21, T31 & T32 T20, EB11 E7 EB37 & EB38, EB8 & EB11 EB7 and B119 EB8 & EB37 & EB38, EB18and & EB19 EB7 B119 C35 & EB19 EB18

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Twist Potato Mooroopna Twisted Fisherman Ultimate Health and Wellbeing Group Veg Out Spring Rolls Victoria Police Victorian Gorse Taskforce Vin Rowe Farm Machinery Violet Town Rural Vision Mart Sunglasses Vitafarm Wahroonga Enterprises Ware Auto Warratina Lavender Farm WasteNot Stockfeeders Pty Ltd WaterStore Poly Tanks Watson Drilling Watsons Ironbark Timber Products Weed Gunnel Weedwakka Westbury Gates WifiPlus Wifi Plus Willems Woodwork

William Adams Ag Windsor Park Country Flavour Wirraway Merino Stud Wobble-Tee Water Efficient Efficient Sprinklers WorkSafe Victoria Wrought Iron Gazebo Yarra Glen Mower & Tractor Centre Yarralea Limousim (F.J & B.E Mollard) Your Inspiration At Home Yourscarfs.com Zawahdee

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T63, T64, T65 & & T66 T66 B115 L33 EB61 E12 C43 & C44 EB05 FC1F FC3A EB21 FC1E L1 EB29 T6 B55 C51 B40 B14 B105 EB23 B3 L58, L59, L60 L60 & & L61 L61 T80 T54 EB22 C17 E27 EB83 E38 B56 EB86 Sheep Pavilion Pavilion C40 EB27 & EB28 T71 B82 Cattle Pavilion Pavilion FM12 C5 L17

Crickets offer offer alternative source of protein The The spotlight spotlight is is shining shining firmly firmly on on crickets crickets for for their their superfood superfood powers powers as as protein protein for for both both humans humans and and animals. animals. Paula Paula Pownall, Pownall, founder founder of of Grubs Grubs Up Up insect insect farm farm in in Perth, Perth, will will deliver deliver aa keynote keynote speech speech at at Seymour Seymour Alternative Alternative Farming Farming Expo Expo to to educate educate people people on on the the benefits benefits of of crickets crickets for for consumption. consumption. From From roast roast cricket cricket spice spice mixes mixes to to cricket cricket (protein) (protein) powder, powder, Grubs Grubs Up Up has has been been incorporating incorporating crickets crickets into into everyday everyday cooking cooking ingredients ingredients in in an an attempt attempt to to reinvent reinvent how how people people react react to to and and imagine imagine insects. insects. Having Having established established her her business business after after two two years years of of researching researching the the potential potential of of insects, insects, Mrs Pownall Mrs Pownall said said products products such such as as cricket cricket powder powder offered offered huge huge nutritional nutritional benefits. benefits. “Insects “Insects and and crickets crickets are are 65 65 per per cent cent protein protein and and 100 100 per per cent cent of of the the insect insect is is used, used, so so there’s there’s no no waste,” waste,” she she said. said. With With 80 80 per per cent cent of of the the world’s world’s population population already already incorporating incorporating insects insects into into their their diet diet in in some some manner, manner, Mrs Pownall Mrs Pownall said said whether whether itit was was introducing introducing the the high-protein high-protein cricket cricket powder powder into into baked baked goods, goods, smoothies smoothies or or as as seasoning, seasoning, there there were were simple simple ways ways to to use use itit that that could could deliver deliver benefits. benefits. “We “We live live in in aa really really lucky lucky country; country; we we don’t don’t need need to to eat eat insects, insects, but but our our sources sources of of protein, protein, whether whether that’s that’s pigs pigs in in piggeries piggeries or or cows, cows, all all need need aa viable viable and and sustainable sustainable source source of of protein protein for for their their production,” production,” she she said. said. “We just want to share some “We just want to share some general general information information about about the the benefits benefits of of insect insect farming farming and and how how you you can can do do itit . . .  .�.�.� whether whether itit be be for for human human or or animal animal feed.” feed.” Mrs Pownall’s Mrs Pownall’s keynote keynote speech speech will will be be in in the the Learning Learning Hub Hub at at 10 am 10�am on on Friday, Friday, and and 11 am 11�am on on both both Saturday Saturday and and Sunday, Sunday, and and Grubs Grubs Up Up also also has has aa stall stall at at site site L25. L25.


Committed to regional Australians Telstra is committed to improving telecommunications for the local community. That is why it offers a range of products to suit the specific needs of rural and regional Australians. Telstra Mobile Smart Antenna The Telstra Mobile Smart Antenna 4!g is now available. This exciting new device is designed to extend indoor coverage for Telstra 3!g and 4!g/4!gX mobile or mobile broadband services in Telstra Mobile network coverage areas. “All you need is one spot within your home or office where you can make calls and connect your Smart Antenna 4!g device,” Telstra area general manager Steve Tinker said.

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The Telstra team from Shepparton Marketplace look forward to meeting patrons at the Seymour Alternative Farming Expo. “Please note that the performance of 4!g devices in 4!gX areas will not be improved by using a Smart Antenna 4!g device unless a compatible 4!gX device is used.”

Car Kits and Yagi Antennas A range of external antennas are also available, that can provide improved coverage for certain mobile devices in areas where coverage is marginal. Even when you are in an area where hand-held coverage is possible, an external antenna solution may also

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improve the performance of your handset or broadband device. “External antennas can also be used for vehicles when travelling or doing business in rural and remote areas, or along stretches of highways where coverage can be marginal,” Mr Tinker said. “Vehicle external antennas are commonly attached to the handset via a car kit or a patch-lead where a car kit is not available. “Please note, depending on device

Tim Hatton from the Telstra team at Shepparton Marketplace. capability and available coverage, external antennas can improve 3!g and 4!g coverage on the Telstra Mobile Network. Not all external antennas allow direct connection to the handset or broadband device.” Most mobile broadband devices are compatible for use with an external antenna. Mobile handsets compatible for use with an external antenna are the Telstra Tough Max (T84) and the Telstra Tough 4 (T55/T55A). Come and see the Telstra team at site E4.

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Celebrating the country lifestyle During the past year, we’ve seen a renewed interest for regional development and indications that a growing number of young people are turning their backs on the capital cities, opting instead to attain a better quality of life living in the country. To that end, for more than 25 years, the Seymour Alternative Farming Expo has consistently showcased and celebrated the many opportunities available in rural and regional Australia. And, for those who have long known the benefits of living in the country, the Seymour expo continues to provide information on the latest innovative practices in hobby and medium-scale farming. As Member for the Northern Victoria region, I encourage everyone to attend the 2018 Seymour Alternative Farming Expo and celebrate the proud lifestyle that is country Australia. I have a natural affinity for the rural lifestyle, having grown up in Romsey and just recently moved into

my family home on a property in Lancefield. I understand the importance and value of connecting with the natural environment and close-knit communities. The country lifestyle is among the top reasons why people enjoy living in areas that surround towns such as Seymour, Bendigo, Wangaratta and Shepparton. I will have a stall at the Seymour expo and invite constituents to drop by and discuss concerns or ideas of how I can better represent them and their country lifestyle in parliament. I think it is important we work together to preserve our heritage and educate others on the importance of maintaining robust rural and regional ways of living.

MLC Daniel Young willl be at the Seymour Expo, site EB26.

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Premium quality sheds at wholesale prices Australia’s largest wholesale shed company Now Buildings is making its presence known at the Seymour Alternative Farming Expo. Now Buildings deals exclusively with ABN holders on a “business to business” basis, which means that farmers and other business owners are able to buy a premium quality building at a wholesale price. Now Buildings national business development manager Michael Little will be manning the stall at the expo. “Although we are a national company, our head office is in Melbourne and we see Victoria as an important section of our market, and we are committed to providing outstanding products and customer service for

our Victorian customers,” Mr Little said. “We have an enviable track record of designing and producing top-quality, functional buildings at wholesale pricing. “The buildings are designed to be extended at any time so, as your business grows, so can your shed. We do what we do very well; just ask any of our many happy customers.” All sheds from Now Buildings come with site-specific engineering plans and certifications, as well as BlueScope Steel warranties of up to 25 years.

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Classic design without the fuss Post N Rail can help you create a classic entrance by replicating the look of a timber fence without the maintenance issues.

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The family-owned Echuca business will again have a selection of fences and a full range of colour options on display at the Seymour Alternative Farming Expo. Made using high-strength concrete and reinforced with steel, the posts and rails have an authentic timber grain on all sides that could impress even the most eagle eye. Owners Steve and Melinda Jones have been in business for 13 years. Mr Jones said the single, two and three-rail designs were most popular for creating entrances and attractive fences. “Often our customers are choosing the option of a concrete post-and-rail fence to replace a fence lost to white ants or fire,” Mr Jones said.

Love life, live tiny Tiny Footprint provides tiny building structures that are high quality, safe, functional and personalised to enable lifestyle dreams. Tiny Footprint are two women who come from a professional background and wish to turn their energies to something more personal. At Tiny Footprint Chris and Ferne want to make their clients dreams become reality. Services o΍er research, advice, design, build Why a tiny house? • Extra income from your property • Additional space for friends and familyɋ–ɋmoveable • Lifestyle change, reduce expenses, less maintenance, freedom to do more 2018 Seymour Alternative Farmers Expo: Sites T63–T66, there will be 2 separate builders and information about a not for pro!t groupɋ—ɋall Tiny House enthusiasts.

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“The concrete post-and-rail fences are maintenance-free. We offer the look of timber without all the timber problems. “In addition to our concrete post-and-rail fence we also offer a range of decorative gates and solar-powered gate openers.” Mr Jones said Post N Rail could arrange delivery to most areas of Australia. “We offer an installation service or for those installing their own post-and-rail fence we assist with advice where needed,” he said. Visitors to the expo will be able to view the fences!—!which are available in ironbark, red gum, ash, walnut, cedar and willow!—!as well as obtain information and quotes at site T56A.


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Wacker Neuson equipment is now available at Haeusler’s Group Wacker Neuson is proud to announce that family-owned Haeusler’s Group will be offering its full range of equipment, including parts and service. In 1959, Colin and Joan Haeusler, operating as CE & JM Haeusler, began a general cartage and grain handling business in Sea Lake, which is situated within a large broadacre farming region in north-west Victoria. The current management of the company is highly driven and focused on continuing to provide equipment sales and after-market support in the same Haeusler tradition. Wacker Neuson equipment is available at the Shepparton, Echuca, Sea Lake and Mildura stores. Haeusler’s Group has a total of six locations in Victoria and almost 150 employees, which allows it a combined service area across north-

west Victoria and southern NSW which is more than 10 000 square kilometres, covering 40 per cent of Victoria alone. The group prides itself on its aftermarket service, attention to detail and customer satisfaction, an important reason why Wacker Neuson is the perfect partner for the group. Wacker Neuson is also a familyowned company which started in Germany in 1848 and is based in Munich, Germany today. Wacker Neuson offers customers worldwide the promise of a comprehensive range of construction and agricultural equipment, spare parts and related services. This includes internal and external vibrators for concrete compaction; trowels and screeds for concrete finishing; rammers, vibratory plates and rollers for soil compaction; demolition products and saws;

Haeusler’s Group will be offering the full range of equipment by Wacker Neuson. lighting; generators; pumps and heaters; as well as compact construction equipment, including excavators, wheel loaders, telehandlers, skid steer and compact track loaders, and dumpers. Wacker Neuson has earned its leading market position through an unwavering commitment to customers, as well as the reliability, performance and innovation of its products. With corporate sales and service organisations in more than 35 countries, nine plants around the world and an extensive dealer

network, Wacker Neuson has a broad global presence in the construction, agriculture, landscaping, oil and gas, and municipal industries. In addition, Wacker Neuson provides solutions and services, such as financing, that meet the diverse requirements of its customers. Behind the brand stands the Wacker Neuson Group, a corporation with about 4800 employees and sales of €1.36#billion in 2016. Visit the Haeusler’s Group sites at L51 and L57.

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“I have built hundreds of Now Buildings Sheds over several years. In fact, I have built 17 of their sheds over time for the same customer. We have had many referrals on our work and their sheds. Now Buildings have a great product and is backed by a great team.” – Paul Trounson, VIC

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Kubota machinery on show Bertoli Farm Machinery!—!based in Shepparton, Albury and Benalla!—!will have a large display of Kubota machinery at this year’s Seymour Alternative Farming Expo. Visitors can see the newly introduced Kubota SVL75–2 compact track loader, as well as the anticipated Kubota SSV skid steer loader range now with pilot control or ISO joystick operation. “Kubota construction equipment has been very well accepted in the Goulburn Valley,” Bertoli’s managing director Paul Bertoli said. The new SVL75–2 compact track loader is a nimble machine that now comes with a high flow option of 110!litres per minute to run hydraulic-driven attachments like trenchers, sweepers and augers. This makes these 75 horsepower

machines even more versatile than the previous model. Enhancements have also been done to the control levers of the machines for the easiest fine tuning of oil flows from the new multi-function lever. An SVL 95 is also in the range. “Demand for this type of machine has been very strong and continues to grow,” Mr Bertoli said. Two years ago Kubota released its first ever skid steer loader to the Australian market, with the SSV65 and SSV75 models featuring a large operator cab and hand and foot controls to operate the machine. Available now is the new

Bertoli Agricultural and Industrial Construction Equipment sales consultants Nicholas Bertoli, Tim Lawrence and Paul Watt. SSV65/75 ISO or pilot controlled machine, which means the loader and drive of the skid steers are operated by the two hand levers compared with a combination of hand and foot controls. This results in a more user-friendly operation

of the SSV in line with what Kubota has always offered in the SVL compact track loader range. Visit Bertoli Farm Machinery at site number E55 to see a representation of the full Kubota range of products.

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Simple meat curing anytime, anywhere Until recently salami-making was like winemaking, with only a certain time of year suitable for production, but a new product on the market allows for cured meat production year-round. The innovative CLEAVER Salumi Cabinets recreate the ideal natural conditions for dry-curing meat, allowing for small to medium-scale batches to be made with any type of meat and at any time of year. “Traditionally, meat curing is done in winter for two–three months of the year as the temperature is too high before and the humidity is too low after,” CLEAVER Salumi Cabinets founder and business co-owner Dave Cann said.

CLEAVER Salumi Cabinets recreate the ideal natural conditions for dry-curing meat year-round.

“People would have a salami weekend once a year during these conditions, where everyone gets together and makes several hundred kilograms of cured meats, but many people today want to be curing year-round!—!to try out their new recipes and meats as they have them, and in much smaller batches.”

cabinets have been popular with everyone from individuals with a love for cooking, to farmers or hunters who have access to regular meat, to cafes or restaurants wanting to cure their own meats. “The cabinets are hugely accessible to anyone with an interest in meat curing, with our small unit fitting eight prosciutto in it at one time and costing around $1750, while the larger unit fits up to 16 prosciutto in it and retails at just under $3000,” Mr Cann said. “There is an outlay but it is nowhere near the typical cost, with the large-scale commercial ones on the market costing between 10–20 grand a unit.”

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Highest quality onsite sewage treatment FujiClean Australia develops and manufactures onsite wastewater treatment systems. The most popular model, the CE-1500EX, is a residential onsite sewage treatment unit designed for Australian homes with no access to council sewerage infrastructure. “The CE-1500EX can handle all wastewater from the kitchen, laundry, bathroom and toilet,” FujiClean Australia sales manager Jacob O’Neill said. “Capable of servicing up to a five-bedroom home, the CE-1500EX has a maximum treatment capacity of 1500!litres per day!—!or 10 equivalent persons.” To achieve high-quality treatment, FujiClean uses natural biological processes!—!anaerobic and aerobic bacteria!—!to digest the waste and clarify the water. This process is known as contact media filtration.

FujiClean has designed the CE-1500EX as a single compact unit with low energy consumption and is approved for use in all states of Australia. Mr O’Neill said the CE-1500EX boasted cost savings at each stage, including a packaged and lightweight system to reduce transport and add-on costs; a simplified installation process to reduce labour costs; and a reliable treatment process to reduce the risk of system failure. He said the CE-1500EX was also backed by an industrystandard warranty, with 15 years for a structural tank and two years for the electrical components. If you are in the process of building a new home or your system needs upgrading, come and speak with the FujiClean team at site EB48.

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‘The Intelligent Livestock Equipment’ LEICHT’S CIA is a local family owned & operated Australian business, using predominately Australian made materials in the manufacturing of our premium product range.

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Energyefficient solutions Glynncorp Electrical will be at the Seymour Alternative Farming Expo to advise on sustainable energy management and energy-efficient solutions for farm, home and business. Off-grid solar power systems are not connected to the electricity supply grid and individual systems are formulated to meet the demands of the property. This is achieved by designing the system to cover all conceivable uses of power for homes, sheds and pumping, with a battery back-up system in place to store the renewable energy and a generator on automatic standby for extreme loads or states of low battery charge. Another option is hydrogen fuel cell technology which is considered a clean alternative. Hydrogen is produced on-site and can be stored long or short-term and converted to electricity when required with zero pollution. Fuel cells have almost no moving parts and generate power via an electrochemical process. Therefore they are inherently reliable and quiet. Hydrogen technology offers ease of use and onsite clean power generation, creating a low-carbon environment for a sustainable future.

John Cochrane is the owner of Glynncorp Electrical, which specialises in energy efficient solutions. Solar pumping is increasing in popularity and suits irrigation reticulation, centre-pivot irrigation, lateral irrigators including three-phase flood/surface irrigation pumping, sub-surface irrigation and sprinklers. The installation of solar power photovoltaic (PV) modules to supply motors/pumps can be designed for new services or retrofitted to

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existing installations. Commercial solar installations for businesses have a great return on investment as the renewable energy is used directly and can reduce electricity bills significantly. Head along to sites T23 and T24 to learn more about Glynncorp Electrical’s energy-efficient solutions.


Top quality stockyards delivered and installed Delivering and installing top-quality, affordable stockyards for customers is all part of the impeccable service by Red River Rural. Whether it be cattle, sheep or horse yards, the experienced team does everything from the design process through to ensuring the yards are set up to suit individual customers’ needs. Red River Rural is based in Tamworth and has a branch in Shepparton, but services clients from Cairns to Hobart and everything in between. “We offer a very affordable and competitive product range, that is good quality and easy to use,” Red River Rural sales manager Steve Dellow said. “We attend numerous field days throughout the year, widely spread across Australia. “We find that people like to see and touch the products, visualise how it would work on their property, and have peace of mind that the yards they purchase will be delivered and installed ready to use.”

Red River Rural is an Australian-owned and operated business run by the Lynch family of Tamworth. Over the years Red River Rural has evolved utilising valuable input from stockmen around the country, and this allows it to produce livestock handling systems that provide a safe and efficient working environment for clients while creating a low stress environment for their animals. Red River Rural offers a wide variety of stockyard designs as well as the capacity to custom design yards to suit individual needs. At Red River Rural the team strives to produce the best possible livestock handling systems to meet with the needs of their valued customers. Come and meet the team at the Seymour Alternative Farming Expo, sites T75 to T79.

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Stockyards built by Aussies using Aussie steel Violet Town Rural has an extensive line-up of stockyards and will have its exclusive range on display at the Seymour Alternative Farming Expo.

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Ingenious solution for eliminating weeds As parents of a then one-year-old baby, Chris and Nita Minogue found inspiration from their child’s nappies to solve a problem in the agricultural field. They launched their business Weed Gunnel 17 years ago, offering permeable and degradable weed-blocking fabrics that boost the growth of plants through preventing or hindering the growth of weeds"—"thanks to the fabric’s clever filtration of water and light. “We knew for years that while the normal woven weed mats on the market stop weed growth, they also kill the soil underneath as they don’t allow any air and moisture to reach the soil"—"so we created a product that blocks out the light (which causes the weed growth) but lets the rain pass through to the soil to keep it healthy,” Mr Minogue said. “As one side of the nappies lets the water pass through, this is where the idea for the fabric arose, and we developed it further and found a company to manufacture the fabrics as we required.”

Weed Gunnel is used by the agricultural industry, organic growers, landscapers, home gardeners and for revegetation projects and is renowned for its success as a first-grade, organic-registered weed control mat. There are two matting options to choose from: the traditional black weed mat and the Horticultural Fleece which is a white non-woven polypropylene material designed to aid in protection from insect and weather damage.

After selling other manufacturers’ yards for more than 10 years, VTR decided to design its own line using quality Australian steel with the aim of making stock handling safer and easier. VTR has a large range available for sheep, cattle, goats and horses with force tubs and loading ramps, all fully sheeted for operator safety. The heavy-duty cattle crush features attention to strength, reliable locking mechanisms and most of all offers safety for the operator and the animal. Striving to keep prices down, VTR’s product is made from premium Australian steel with the tensile strength and quality galvanising imported products often lack. VTR also stocks a more affordable range for the hobby and out-block farmer. VTR not only builds its yards with safety e in mind but even has an adjustable cattle

“Going to shows like Seymour is ideal for us as farmers want to see in person what the products are like and how they can be used,” Mr Minogue said.

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VTR is also a distributor of the Handypiece; a 12V portable shearing hand piece that is lightweight and powerful. Do yourself a favour and check out the VTR site to experience the Handypiece for yourself; you will not be disappointed. VTR will also have the Munro Post Driver on site; these machines have proven their reliability and popularity over the years. Visit VTR at site B55 to discover great deals on offer during the Seymour Alternative Farming Expo.

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VTR can supply everything from the budget end of the market up to remotecontrolled air-operated cattle crushes, drafting modules and automatic sliding race gates.

BELOW: Violet Town Rural also sells the Munro Post Driver.

To save farmers significant time and energy the company also offers matting pre-cut with slits for plants, commonly used for crops such as garlic and strawberries that often require thousands to tens of thousands of slits cut. There are also pre-cut fabrics that can be placed around trees and potted plants, along with tree guards and other products.

ramp that can be used by anyone, young or old"—"something that other brands tend to lack.


Live your holiday dream Every travel opportunity is precious, so make the most of every second with touring combinations designed by the staff at Swagman to suit your individual needs. Expect the best of the best from this travel company, which creates personalised tours for groups or individuals to Africa, India/Sri Lanka or the Middle East, and any specialinterest group travel worldwide including farm tours to educate local farmers about worldwide practices. Based in Geelong but servicing the travel needs of clients nationwide and in New Zealand, the company provides trips full of experiences, discovery and exploration.

and live the holiday dream, stressfree.” There is no better way to advance the local agricultural industry than by seeing other countries’ practices in action, and this is offered through the popular farm tours. “Many Australian farmers like to head overseas to learn new things about their industry, and these farm tours allow them to broaden their knowledge base. They bring home new ideas to utilise in their own day-to-day work,” Mr Hamilton said.

“We ensure that people get the “They get an in-depth look behind best value for money and the best the scenes of international possible experiences of everything; farming, of the various agricultural from simple sightseeing tours to machinery and methods used, the special interest journeys, such as well as enjoying the typical as a foodie feast or a meditation tour, sightseeing highlights of the region.” to the high-end luxury experiences,” A great agricultural opportunity director Wayne Hamilton said. for those in the wool industry is “We organise and book everything to attend the 10th World Merino you could need, from the flights Conference in Uruguay this April, departing from your major city, for which Swagman Tours is the the arrival and other transfers, official tour operator and offers accommodation in myriad styles, holiday extensions. car hire, activities, sightseeing, Mr Hamilton encourages everyone entry passes and fees, and travel at the expo to come and chat insurance. about travel, with Swagman located at sites T18 and T19. “Once you leave home, just sit back

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Lifetime guarantee for concrete tanks Never have to purchase another concrete water tank again with Hi Water Concrete Tanks’ lifetime guarantee for its waterproofed concrete tanks. The highest quality materials used in construction and extensive customer service are what this family owned and operated business prides itself on. The range includes waterproofed a great peace of mind for our concrete tanks for above ground, customer. below ground, with silo or “We also undertake in repairing concrete roof tops and in the old concrete tanks and are sizes 5000, 12 000, 15 000, 23 happy to give quotes. 000 and 26 000 gallons. All “This is a family business so we tanks are made of waterproofed take a huge amount of pride concrete and are poured on site. in our concrete tanks and “Our concrete tanks are workmanship, this is our name suited to industrial, rural and out there.” residential applications!—!for Hi Water Concrete Tanks example!—!hobby farms, water is based in Wodonga and storage, cellars, water treatment, services all areas of Victoria milk chilling and firefighting,” Hi and NSW. It has been in Water Concrete Tanks manager operation for more than 25 Mitchell Miller said. years and has been attending the Seymour Alternative “With a 30 year guarantee that’s

Hi Water Concrete Tanks are fully waterproofed and have a lifetime guarantee. This tank (left) received a free repair and is pictured (right) as good as new. Farming Expo for many years. “We really enjoy coming to Seymour to see some of our previous customers who call in to see us, who we have built a concrete tank for in the past,” Mr Miller said. “We like to chat to new people and find that people really appreciate us explaining the construction of our concrete tanks, plus showing pictures of what we do step by step.

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“I want to be able to help people, by giving them a product that suits their needs and lasts a lifetime.” The business was started by Mitchell’s father Steve Miller who has worked in the concrete tank industry for more than 42 years and knows how to construct the finest quality concrete tanks with the longest lifetime. Learn more about Hi Water Concrete Tanks at sites C47 and C48.

Immobiliser Pro-Chute by Leichts CIA.

When you buy products from Leichts CIA, not only are you receiving the highest quality products, you are also supporting the Australian economy and Australian jobs. Leichts CIA will be at the Seymour Alternative Farming Expo with some of its cattle-related products on display. “Leichts CIA is an Australian business through and through; it is owned and operated by a family, all the cattle products are manufactured in Australia and it employs Australian people,” John O’Reilly of Leichts CIA said. “This is something we are very proud of. “One of our best selling products with farmers is the Leichts CIA hydraulic cattle handling equipment.” Mr O’Reilly has been attending field days like the Seymour Alternative Farming Expo for the past 20 years and said the experience was hugely beneficial. “It is that whole hands-on approach for customers; they can see the products in person, play around with them, ask us questions. “We will have a complete range of products on site to show people. “Everything we bring along we sell and we can take orders too.” Find out about the products from Leichts CIA at site number E31.

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Clipex will be showing a range of automated cattle and sheep handling gear at this year’s Seymour expo.

Kudos to Clipex cattle yards Clipex Fencing and Stockyards is delivering real results to farmers with its impressive range of cattle yards and crushes. “We’ve spent a lot of time and investment in research and development and we’re starting to see it pay off when it comes to cattle handling done safer, easier and faster,� Clipex chief operating officer Stafford Olsson said. This year at Seymour, Clipex will be showing a range of automated cattle and sheep handling gear, reminding visitors just how far the agricultural industry has come. Nick Cobcroft from Young in NSW provides a testament to just how easy cattle handling can be with a set of Clipex cattle yards. “We run primarily a grazing operation with fat lambs and beef cattle and originally had a set of cattle yards that were pretty ordinary and an OWS disaster,� Mr Cobcroft said. “If we were doing cattle work, it was a tough chore. It took a lot longer to process cattle and was hard work.�

After speaking with the Clipex team, and seeing Clipex at Agquip, Mr Cobcroft decided to give automated cattle handling a go. “Once we had set up the auto draft, steers ran through in about a third of the time compared with the old yards,� he said. “It’s a lot quicker and a lot easier. No-one’s in a position where they would get hurt because they’re having to get in and push cattle. “I like the design, I like the team and the quality of the workmanship is great. The U-shape race makes cattle flow really well and the auto draft works an absolute treat. It is also easy to catch cows in the head bail, so it’s been a great system. “If anyone is looking to purchase yards definitely come to Clipex to have a look.� For more information visit Clipex at site at B1-B2.

Vitafarm easyto-mix milk replacers More farmers are making the change to the Vitafarm range of milk replacers, which are scientifically formulated and high quality dairy-based milk replacers for infant animals. Total Stockfeeds, manufacturers of the Vitafarm milk replacers, has recently developed the range of milk replacer products which focus on the optimum nutritional specifications required during the pre-weaning period, critical for the healthy growth and development of your animals. The business also supplies high quality protein blends and dairybased raw ingredients for a wide range of infant animals. All products are Feedsafe accredited

From left: Keelan Don, Kevin Gribble, Scott Doherty, George Gilby and Peter Don of PJ’s 4!x!4.

Ute lid and canopy needs are covered PJ’s 4!x!4 will return to the Seymour Alternative Farming Expo for the second time this year, with Peter Don and his team looking forward to showcasing their unique products again. PJ’s 4!x!4 offers a range of premium PJ’s 4!x!4 manager Kevin Gribble and unique 4!x!4 canopies and ute lids. said the TopUp ute lid was a crowd favourite. Once people saw the ELITE canopy for themselves, it was easy to see “The TopUp ute lid seemed to be really why they had no comparison in the popular with the locals last year, a lot country, Mr Don said. of people are just unaware that there “Our canopies are all styled to suit is a ute lid option that is so versatile, each vehicle model so they look it allows you to drive with the lid like they have just rolled off the horizontal in the air. It was a real eye manufacturing line with the car itself,� opener for many people,� Mr Gribble he said. said. “Having framed doors and central All the above products will be on locking, rather than flimsy glass display at the expo, along with the windows and several manual locks, famous ProLift Tailgate Assist, which make the PJ’s product the most allows a usually heavy tailgate to secure on the market; which seems lower down slowly while making it to be a really important factor to our incredibly light to close again. customers when they are looking to purchase.� Visit PJ’s 4!x!4 at site L13.

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Powering up off the grid Australia’s trusted battery storage specialist Off-Grid Energy can help you live a life free from power bills. Designing and installing battery storage systems for homes and businesses, the eco-friendly company has become a regular at the Seymour Alternative Farming Expo and will once again have consultants on hand to discuss customers’ options.

and it is also experienced with on-grid or ‘hybrid’ battery systems, which can be connected to existing solar systems or installed with new solar. “Some people go off-grid because it’s cheaper than connecting to the grid, but for people who have a choice it’s about getting more out of their solar and security,” Mrs Driscoll said.

As one of the country’s battery storage specialists, each OffGrid Energy system is designed specifically for each customer’s usage. “We’re also seeing more rural customers with inadequate grid Founding member Emily Driscoll power available to them, who are said there were many options out there but choosing the right system depended on the customer’s energy situation, location and what they wanted to achieve from battery storage.

looking at solar and storage to increase their power supply#—#rather than investing in costly network upgrades.” Using quality components is the first step towards trouble-free delivery and Mrs Driscoll said the business had a variety of batteries to suit everybody’s needs.

been recognised as a CEC-approved solar retailer for industry bestpractice.” The company ensures it keeps itself green and clean by working with a reforestation organisation to offset any carbon costs from product installation.

“We calculate the amount of carbon each installation emits and offset that “We are certified installers for Tesla Powerwall and Redflow ZCell, and use through a tree plantation company,” Mrs Driscoll said. a range of other quality brands such as SMA, Selectronic, LG, Trina, Fronius “We try to always keep our business and REC,” she said. as sustainable as possible.” “We’re also signatories of the Solar Off-Grid Energy will be at sites EB65 Retailer Code of Conduct and have and EB66 at the expo.

“The client comes to us and we’ll tailor for their needs, big or small,” Mrs Driscoll said. “The range of products on the market is huge, which can make it very confusing for people. Once we understand what your situation is, we can narrow things down to what products suit your needs.” The business has a long history with the more complex off-grid systems, by supplying electricity to properties not connected to the public network;

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Nothing small about their service When Ferne King and Chris Wenben started their business Tiny Footprint last year it was about more than just building tiny homes. The two women worked together on solutions for complex business problems and both dreamed of turning their energies to something more personal. “Primarily Chris and I are both wanting to live a more meaningful existence and provide a service that was more meaningful to people,” Ms King said. “For us it’s helping people realise a dream while creating a smaller footprint.” Combining experience in designing and building houses, project management and a network of family and friends in the building trade, Ms King said they could create structures that were kinder to the environment and enabled people to live with a smaller footprint. Tiny Footprint offers clients support in creating their dream tiny home from beginning to end, with support at each step of the concept/dream stage, right through to physical design, construction and decoration. Support is provided until completion, including the fit-out of water tanks, solar panels and other elements at the tiny home’s final location. With greater awareness about tiny homes,

Ms King said interest and demand was incrementally increasing across all builders and DIY people involved in tiny houses. “The increase in interest and inquiries in this new industry over the past 12 months has been significant. The network of current builders, new builders and DYI people is a very open and supportive experience versus a competitive one seen in many other industries,” she said. “As people start seeing and hearing about ‘tinies’, it just grows that awareness and interest.” The Tiny Footprint team will showcase its most recently completed tiny house at Seymour Alternative Farming Expo, giving people the opportunity to see a completed tiny home. They will also showcase the design of their next build for a woman in her 80s. The business also welcomes two cohosts to its site, with tiny house building company Tiny Houses 2 Go explaining its approach to building tiny homes, and a not-for-profit group that has held a number of information and engagement forums regarding tiny house home solutions. Visit the Tiny Footprint team at site T63 to T66.

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Free-range chooks made easy After managing a large-scale farm with poultry, cattle and cropping, Peter Wemyss became aware of a niche industry for small chicken sheds. Mr Wemyss and wife Rosemary launched Edd’s Moveable Chook Sheds two years ago and the products have flourished"—"featuring a simplicity in design that provides ease of movement and great conditions for chickens. There are two shed sizes, one for up to 30 birds and the other for up to 70 birds, with the smallest moveable by hand and the other by an ATV or ute"—"and both featuring a galvanised trailer base and floor. This makes them ideal for a small acreage farm as they can fit through a 2.4"m-wide gate and can be moved around as needed. The chook sheds are constructed from cool-room panels to keep the birds warm in winter and cool in summer,

and these ideal conditions lead chickens to create great-tasting free-range eggs. “When I finished up working on that farm I noticed a real market for smaller chicken sheds, with people looking to keep a few birds for their own eggs or to earn a bit of extra pocket money,” Mr Wemyss said. “There are so many properties around the Geelong area (where the business is based) and out Seymour way that are ideal for these chook sheds, as they are two to 10 acre properties in subdivisions with enough room for up to 30 to 70 chickens. “They also have their new design Rollaway Nest boxes fitted to the moveable chook sheds, with no hinges or catches to deal with, just a simple lift-up tarp

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The moveable chook sheds are made from cool-room panels for a comfortable temperature and feature a galvanised trailer and floor. to collect the eggs; along with standalone nest boxes, supplied either with or without perches.” Optional extras for moveable chook sheds are feeders, solar poultry nets and solar energisers. Check out their super specials for the expo at site E44.

This moveable chook shed can house up to 30 birds, and the larger size can house up to 70 birds.

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Living in Victoria means living in one of the highest fire danger areas in the world. Fire is a natural part of the Australian environment but fires don’t have to result in death. We can plan to live. Knowing how to prepare yourself and your property for fire is a must and CFA have a number of free community education programs available that cater for various levels of interest, from Community Fireguard (highest level), Bushfire Planning Workshops (mid level) through to FireReady Victoria meetings (lowest level) etc. Many Victorians have taken advantage of these programs to develop plans that will minimise the impact of fires on their property and protect the lives of their families. For more information on these programs visit the CFA stand at the Expo or visit the CFA website www.cfa.vic.gov.au/planprepare

Home fires can occur at any time of the year and in many cases result in precious lives lost. Many of these fatalities could have been prevented if the home was suitably fitted with a working smoke alarm. While you are asleep your sense of smell is greatly reduced and this is one of the vital senses that can alert you to a fire in the home early enough to allow time to escape. A working smoke alarm takes the place

of your nose while you are asleep and the instant it detects smoke particles in the air it activates, waking you and your family. But it’s not just the battery we need to check! Smoke alarms have a 10 year life span. The components that monitor the air inside your smoke detector deteriorate over time and lose their sensitivity, therefore reducing its ability to alert you to a fire in your home.

Fire Danger Ratings tell you how bad a fire would be if one started. As part of your plan, you need to decide which rating is your trigger to leave early.

Fire safety and farming activities VicEmergency App T gett notifications To tifi ti off incidents i id t on your smart phone including weather warnings etc. you can download the VicEmergency App from the App Store or Google Play, from there you can set up a “watchzone” and set your notification preferences. If you’re unsure on how to set up the VicEmergency App on your phone or just want to find out more about how it works, talk to one of our tech savy members on the CFA stand at the expo.

All smoke alarms should have a date of manufacture on the back of them, even hard wired smoke alarms. This should be checked and if the unit is 10 0 or more years old then it should be replaced. Hard wired units should be replaced by a licenced electrician. For more information on smoke alarms, come and see us at the CFA stand at the Expo or check out the CFA web site www.cfa.vic.gov.au

EVERY Y year fires are started by machinery operating in dry grass and crops on elevated fire danger days. This can vary from Grain Harvesting machinery, hay bailers, slasher’s right down to the common ride-on or push mower. In a joint initiative between CFA and the Victorian V Farmers Federation the V Voluntary Grain Harvesting Guide was created and is now used across most parts of the state. While the name advocates that it is for grain harvesting, the guide can be applied to all agricultural work including contract slashing where there is a risk of starting a fire. For more information on the Voluntary Grain Harvesting Guide or to pick up your copy, come and see us at the CFA stand at the Expo or check out the CFA web site www.cfa.vic.gov.au

VicEmergency Hotline replaces VBIL

The Victorian Bushfire Information line has now changed to the VicEmergency Hotline and has a new number 1800 226 226. The new VicEmergency Hotline has been created for warnings, preparedness and recovery information, planned burns and more. The new hotline will replace the existing Victoria Bushfire Information Line (VBIL), SES Information Line, Victorian Emergency Recovery Information Line, and others from DEDJTR and DELWP. Streamlining all numbers to one consistent number will help ensure the community have timely access to information before, during and after emergencies. All existing phones lines will still remain active for a period of time but will simply forward to the new VicEmergency Hotline.

Voluntary Grain Harvesting Guide A joint Victorian Farmers Federation and CFA initiative

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See you at the Seymour Alternative Farming Expo Our team of staff and volunteers will be happy to answer your questions and provide a range of publications to meet your needs.

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Swim into a carefree summer There is nothing more refreshing than having a swim on a hot summer day, and when it comes to pools, the staff at Swim Inn Pool Shop are the experts. Serving the Goulburn Valley, the Kyabram-based business is making its sixth appearance at the Seymour Alternative Farming Expo. Managing director Brendan Bruhn said Swim Inn Pool Shop was born from a desire to provide customers with the highest standard of quality service throughout the process of the build and also after their swimming pool was completed. Today, it is a one-stop shop for all pool needs from installation to restoration, with a reputation for its knowledgeable staff and service. “We install fibreglass pools and we also do in-ground liner restorations,” Mr Bruhn said. “We also sell and install above-ground pools. We have a service division that services all areas.” Mr Bruhn said Swim Inn Pool Shop only sold trusted products from companies that backed what they made. This includes MagnaPool, the only

mineral system on the market that is completely salt-free. Mr Bruhn said from the very first time someone jumped into a MagnaPool they could feel the difference. “The water has a gentle, silky feeling against your skin,” he said. “There is no irritation to your eyes and your hair won’t need washing to get rid of that chlorine smell or sticky salt feeling associated with chlorine and saltwater pools. “As well as these benefits, your pool will always be crystal clear and extremely easy to maintain.” When it comes to fibreglass pools, Swim Inn Pool Shop trusts Aqua Technics.

The Swim Inn Pool Shop site is a popular one, and 2018 is the business’ sixth time at the Seymour Expo. Colour Guard which offers the end user with a lifetime guarantee that the colour will not fade. “No other company can offer this same guarantee.”

“They have a strong reputation for a high quality product and they back this by offering a marketleading lifetime structural warranty,” Mr Bruhn said.

Swim Inn Pool Shop is one of the few companies in country Victoria that has the expertise to carry out an in-ground vinyl liner renovation on an existing pool, regardless of where the customer originally purchased it.

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Mr Bruhn has 20 years of experience in restorations.

“We only use ABGAL liners with our renovations, as once again ABGAL are a family-owned business and deal only with high quality materials therefore giving the end user peace of mind for many years to come,” he said. Swim Inn Pool Shop has also been selling Maytronics Dolphin Supreme Robotic Cleaners for more than five years, installing the flagship M400 wall-climbing robot on almost every single pool it has sold. Come and see the Swim Inn Pool Shop team at site number T38.

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See your new home for yourself Paal Kit Homes’ qualified staff from their Melbourne display centre will be at the Seymour Alternative Farming Expo to discuss choosing a new kit home and how they can guide clients through the entire building process. “As we all know, nobody would buy others already know they would a car without inspecting and driving rather use a builder, and if required it, yet amazingly some people are Mr Jennings can help clients source willing to commit to a new kit home, a reliable local contractor. unseen, from a website or brochure,” Robyn Cummins of Paal Kit Homes, Michael Jennings of Paal Kit Homes who is a qualified kitchen designer, said. has been working at the Melbourne “A floor plan, price and a list of display centre since it opened six inclusions cannot be enough to years ago. make an informed decision from. “At the start of the process, I’m If you’re spending up to $150 000, happy to sit down with the buyer you need to see, touch and walk and spend time getting their through.” plans just right. There are 21 home Paal homes are known for their designs to choose from and any of boundless living space, generous them can be modified to meet the high ceilings, clean contemporary customers’ unique requirements,” Robyn Cummins and Michael Jennings of Paal Kit Homes help clients every step of finishes, and luxury fittings and she said. the way. appliances. The business is also “Once they’re approaching the lockknown for assisting customers to up stage of construction, we often conceptualise their dreams and have another consultation to help translate them into practical steps “A floor plan, price and a list of inclusions cannot be enough them choose their colour schemes, from floor plan design through to to make an informed decision from. If you’re spending up to kitchen bench tops and appliances, completion. $150"000, you need to see, touch and walk through.” vanities, internal doors and fixtures.” While some people visit Paal For further information see Paal Kit Homes with the intention of – Michael Jennings constructing their new home, Kit Homes at site E29.

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