Nationals back Euroa farmers
03 October 2018
The Euroa Saleyards redevelopment will be well on its way to completion if The Nationals are elected to government in November, with $325,000 announced today for stage three of the project.
Member for Euroa and Deputy Leader of The Nationals Steph Ryan was at today’s sale to make the announcement.
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 saleyard’s ongoing operation in Euroa while three will cement its reputation as the best place to buy and sell cattle.”
Shadow Minister for Agriculture and Leader of The Nationals Peter Walsh said The Nationals were committed to investing in the infrastructure farmers need to boost their productivity and profitability.
“This commitment will also provide tangible benefits for the township of Euroa, with local businesses such as cafes and bakeries benefiting significantly on sale days,” Mr Walsh said.
“Steph has been a strong advocate for the saleyards and The Nationals are proud to make this commitment to Euroa.”
Strathbogie Shire Mayor Amanda McLaren, local farmer Ray Day and Steph Ryan MP.