Livestock

Saleyard cash plan

By Country News

The third stage of the Euroa Saleyards redevelopment could be completed under a future Coalition government, the National Party has promised.

State Member for Euroa and the Nationals Deputy Leader Steph Ryan announced last week her party was prepared to put up $325000 for the project.

Key features of stage three include further roofing over pens, new pens in the existing pen area, new scales and relocation of the D1 loading ramp.

‘‘Agriculture is one of the biggest industries in our region, employing more than 800 residents,’’ Ms Ryan said.

‘‘The Euroa saleyards can handle up to 3500 head of cattle a day, making it a major hub for farmers and buyers across our region.

‘‘With 14 cattle sales a year, including the signature Black Angus feature sales, the Euroa saleyards helps our farmers get their product to market.

‘‘Stages one and two underpinned the saleyards’ ongoing operation in Euroa while three will cement its reputation as the best place to buy and sell cattle.’’