Saleyards ready for their big day
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.