Cowra lamb sale day under review

Cowra council seeks feedback for change in lamb sale day

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Feedback is being sought by Cowra Council as it investigates the opportunity for prime lamb and sheep sales to change days. Photo: Karen Bailey

Feedback is being sought by Cowra Council as it investigates the opportunity for prime lamb and sheep sales to change days. Photo: Karen Bailey

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Council is looking at the possibility of changing the sale day to Wednesday

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FRIDAY'S 10am Cowra lamb sale could be a thing of the past if moves to change the sale day are approved by Cowra Council.

Feedback is being sought by Cowra Council as it investigates the opportunity for prime lamb and sheep sales to change days.

It's understood council is looking at the possibility of changing the sale day to Wednesday.

This would clash with the Central Tablelands Livestock Exchange, Carcoar, sale which is also on a Wednesday.

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.

A brief meeting was held on Tuesday 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.

Cowra mayor and Chairman of the Cowra Saleyard Committee, Bill West, encouraged regular users of the saleyard to have their say.

Cowra Council met with Cowra selling agents and stakeholders on Tuesday.

Cowra Council met with Cowra selling agents and stakeholders on Tuesday.

"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," he said.

"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."

Public comment is now open and will close on Friday, August 7, at 4pm.

Those wishing to provide feedback can contact the following people:

  • Your local Cowra selling agent.
  • Cowra Council - Cowra Services manager, Chris Cannard, 6340 2088 or email ccannard@cowra.nsw.gov.au
  • NSW Farmers Association (Cowra branch) chairman - Brett Treasure, 0428 418 032 or email streasure62@gmail.com

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