Fort­nightly live­stock sales

Central and North Burnett Times - - RURAL UPDATE -

THE SOUTH Bur­nett Re­gional Live­stock Ex­change (SBRLX) com­monly known as the Mur­gon Sa­le­yards from June 4 will change its sale struc­ture to fort­nightly fat and store sales.

SBRLX Queens­land man­ager Nigel Fer­gu­son said the change from weekly to fort­nightly sales comes with a num­ber of other pos­i­tive changes.

“We have im­ple­mented a new lower yard fee struc­ture to help re­duce costs to pro­duc­ers,” Mr Fer­gu­son said.

The lat­est in an­i­malwel­fare stan­dards are be­ing im­ple­mented across the sell­ing com­plex.

“There is wa­ter in all yards at all times and a smoother weigh­ing sys­tem which will help re­duce stress on an­i­mals,” he said.

“The com­plex also boasts big sell­ing pens and large ca­ble hold­ing and feed­ing yards for spell­ing of cat­tle.

“This meant there are new and im­proved cat­walks in place, a fully en­closed plunge dip and new draft­ing fa­cil­i­ties on and off the scales.”

On sale day buy­ers and sell- ers can take ad­van­tage of ad­vanced data pro­cess­ing and NLIS man­age­ment which al­lows them to ob­tain re­port in many con­ve­nient for­mats.

This sys­tem is sup­ported by the fast and ef­fi­cient-weigh­ing sys­tem.

As well as be­ing a pop­u­lar cat­tle trad­ing cen­tre, the com­plex is also an ac­cred­ited tick clear­ing cen­tre of­fer­ing dip- ping, feed­ing and in­spec­tion of cat­tle in prepa­ra­tion to cross the tick line.

With man­age­ment com­mit­ted to best prac­tice and com­ply­ing with in­dus­try reg­ula- tions all in one cen­tral lo­ca­tion what rea­son is there not to sell at SBRLX at Mur­gon.

For en­quires, con­tact SBRLX man­ager Shane Thack­ery 0427 580 732, or Nigel Fer­gu­son 0427 580 733 (Qld man­ager), or your pre­ferred Mur­gon agent: Pratt Agen­cies 4168 2850 or Across Coun­try Real Es­tate 4168 1600.

Photo: Kate Bene­dict

NEW FOR­MAT: Cat­tle sales will now be held fort­nightly at Mur­gon.

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