Feedback is sought from interested persons who are involved with the Cowra Regional Livestock Selling Centre as Cowra Council discuss the opportunity for prime lamb and sheep sales to change days. Feedback is welcomed from stakeholders, saleyard operators, farmers and other users until 4pm Friday 7 August 2020.
Currently, prime lamb and sheep sales are held every Friday from 10am with the possibility of changing this day to Wednesday. A brief meeting was held on Tuesday 28 July between Cowra Council, some members of the Cowra saleyard committee, Cowra selling agents, farmers and stakeholders to discuss the benefits of moving the day to a mid-week sell.
“This is an important decision that needs to be carefully considered by those who support, work, buy, sell and use the facility on a Friday weekly basis,” said Mayor of Cowra and Chairman of the Cowra Saleyard Committee, Cr Bill West.
The Cowra Regional Livestock Selling Centre is owned and operated by Cowra Council, attracting a full contingent of both local and export buyers, with six selling agents based in Cowra using the centre on a weekly basis.
“Consideration of changing the selling day from a Friday to a Wednesday is a decision which has to be made as soon as possible. I encourage everyone who uses the facility to contact Cowra Council, your selling agent or the Cowra branch of the NSW Farmers Association to share your opinion on whether you think it is the right decision to make,” concluded Cr West.
Public comment is now open and will close on Friday 7 August at 4pm. Those wishing to provide feedback can contact the following people:
- Your local Cowra selling agent.