Sa­le­yards ready for their big day

The Northern Star - Northern New South Wales Rural Weekly - - News -

THE All Breeds Bull and Fe­male Sale will be held on the last Satur­day of this month, as it is ev­ery year, at the Casino Sa­le­yards – which will have a dif­fer­ent look about them by the time the 2018 sale rolls around.

The sale has with­stood the test of time as the re­gion’s ma­jor bull sale – this year in its 19th it­er­a­tion– and the planned $14 mil­lion up­grade to its venue, the North­ern Rivers Live­stock Ex­change, will do that rep­u­ta­tion jus­tice.

Builders con­tracted for the up­grades have com­pleted prepa­ra­tion works for the stage-one con­struc­tion, which is ex­pected to be com­plete by early next year.

The up­grade in­cludes a roof struc­ture, gate and pen up­grades, walk­ways, storm wa­ter man­age­ment, elec­tri­cal up­grades, perime­ter fenc­ing, se­cu­rity and soft floor­ing.

Un­der the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment’s Na­tional Stronger Re­gions Fund pro­gram, the coun­cil has se­cured $3.5 mil­lion to­ward the project, adding to its $3.5 mil­lion con­tri­bu­tion.

The sale is recog­nised by large and small scale gra­ziers as a must-at­tend event.

KEEP­ING UP: Ren­o­va­tion work is start­ing at the Casino Sa­le­yards.

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