Coali­tion com­mits to stage three of Euroa Sa­le­yard re­de­vel­op­ment, if elected

Euroa Gazette - - NEWS -

THE Lib­eral Na­tion­als Coali­tion has com­mit­ted to fund the third stage of the Euroa Sa­le­yards re­de­vel­op­ment if elected to gov­ern­ment at the Novem­ber 24 state elec­tion.

Deputy leader of The Na­tion­als and lo­cal mem­ber Steph Ryan (MLA, Euroa) will make the $325,000 an­nounce­ment for stage three of the project at to­day’s sale.

Key fea­tures of stage three de­vel­op­ment will in­clude fur­ther roof­ing over pens, new pens in the ex­ist­ing pen area, new scales and re­lo­ca­tion of the D1 load­ing ramp.

Ms Ryan em­pha­sised tht agri­cul­ture re­mains one of the big­gest in­dus­tries in the re­gion, em­ploy­ing more than 800 res­i­dents.

“The Euroa sa­le­yards can han­dle up to 3500 head of cat­tle a day, mak­ing it a ma­jor hub for farm­ers and buy­ers across our re­gion,” Ms Ryan said.

“With 14 cat­tle sales a year, in­clud­ing the sig­na­ture Black An­gus Fea­ture sales, the Euroa sale yards helps our farm­ers get their prod­uct to mar­ket.

“Stages one and two un­der­pinned the sa­le­yard’s on­go­ing op­er­a­tion in Euroa while three will ce­ment its rep­u­ta­tion as the best place to buy and sell cat­tle.”

Shadow Min­is­ter for Agri­cul­ture and Leader of The Na­tion­als, Peter Walsh, said The Na­tion­als were com­mit­ted to in­vest­ing in the in­fra­struc­ture farm­ers need to boost their pro­duc­tiv­ity and prof­itabil­ity.

“This com­mit­ment will also pro­vide tan­gi­ble ben­e­fits for the town­ship of Euroa, with lo­cal busi­nesses such as cafes and bak­eries ben­e­fit­ing sig­nif­i­cantly on sale days,” Mr Walsh said.

“Steph has been a strong ad­vo­cate for the sa­le­yards and The Na­tion­als are proud to make this com­mit­ment to Euroa.”

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