New man­age­ment

Shepparton News - Country News - - LIVESTOCK -

Shep­par­ton Re­gional Sa­le­yards’ new man­age­ment com­pany will take over from this week.

Al­though the prop­erty is owned by Greater Shep­par­ton City Coun­cil, Bren­dan Carey’s com­pany Scan­clear will now have the man­age­ment role.

Mr Carey said he didn’t ex­pect to be mak­ing any sud­den changes and was re­tain­ing the ex­ist­ing staff.

He said the yards were phys­i­cally as good as any other coun­try cen­tre and the place had a rep­u­ta­tion as one of the strong­est cow mar­kets in the state.

Mr Carey said man­ag­ing a yard meant try­ing to en­sure the sales ran smoothly and as far as pos­si­ble try­ing to keep the di­verse stake­hold­ers happy.

‘‘There are agents, ven­dors, farm­ers, buy­ers; and across that you have an­i­mal wel­fare is­sues.

‘‘That’s some­thing we have to be aware of and try to main­tain the high­est stan­dards,’’ he said.

‘‘We want an­i­mals in the best con­di­tion com­ing onto the mar­ket.’’

Scan­clear man­ages three other yards and works in about 25 other cen­tres across sev­eral states.

For­eign own­er­ship of Aus­tralia’s agri­cul­tural land has re­mained steady dur­ing the past year.

The third an­nual re­port of the For­eign Own­er­ship of Agri­cul­tural Land Reg­is­ter, re­leased on Thurs­day, showed a 13.4 per cent rate, com­pared to 13.6 per cent last year.

The reg­is­ter showed 80 per cent of for­eign in­vest­ment con­tin­ues to be in the form of lease­hold in­ter­ests.

The United King­dom re­mains Aus­tralia’s largest source of for­eign in­vest­ment in agri­cul­tural land, hold­ing about 2.6 per cent, with Chi­nese in­vestors hold­ing about 2.3 per cent.

Amer­i­can in­vestors hold 0.7 per cent of to­tal agri­cul­tural land.

Work is un­der way on the first reg­is­ter of for­eign own­er­ship of wa­ter ac­cess rights, ex­pected to be re­leased early next year.

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