The Euroa Sa­le­yards stage-two is com­plete and open for busi­ness

North East & Goulburn Murray Farmer - - LIVESTOCK -

THE Euroa Sa­le­yards was of­fi­cial re- opened last month, after the Min­is­ter for Re­gional De­vel­op­ment Jaala Pul­ford un­veiled the com­pleted stage two of the sa­le­yards re­de­vel­op­ment project.

The Euroa Sa­le­yards is a ma­jor cat­tle- sell­ing cen­tre for the re­gion, with each of the 14 an­nual sale days gen­er­at­ing up to $ 2 mil­lion in sales.

The up­graded works, which had a to­tal spend of $ 500,000, will safe­guard the sus­tain­abil­ity of the sa­le­yards into the fu­ture.

The Stage Two up­grade in­cluded:

power lines;

im­prove the trans­port of cat­tle be­tween the roofed pens, hold­ing yards, load­ing bays and scales;

to cover 32 pens and the scales area;

va­tion mea­sures in­clud­ing full stormwa­ter cap­ture for re­use within the fa­cil­ity;

floor in the of­fice/ meet­ing room, and

fice in­clud­ing air- con­di­tion and vinyl floor­ing.

The up­grades en­sure the sa­le­yards meet Euro­pean Un- ion ac­cred­i­ta­tion stan­dards, which then hopes to in­crease the live­stock sale num­bers each year.

The La­bor Gov­ern­ment sup­ported the Strath­bo­gie Shire to de­liver the project, in con­sul­ta­tion with the Sa­le­yards com­mit­tee and other user groups

“Up­grad­ing the Euroa Sa­le­yards en­sures more than 38,000 cat­tle can pass through the sa­le­yards, while also im­prov­ing crit­i­cal in­fra­struc­ture,” Min­is­ter Pul­ford said.

“This up­grade is great news for lo­cal pro­duc­ers po­ten­tial and great news for jobs.”

DONE UP: Stage two of the Euroa Sa­le­yards re­de­vel­op­ment was of­fi­cially re opened last week by the Min­is­ter for Re­gional De­vel­op­ment, Jaala Pul­ford.

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