No cattle sale on Australia Day in Warwick
CATTLE sale regulars will miss a week at the Warwick Saleyards this month, with no sale planned for Australia Day.
The Warwick Saleyards have a cattle sale most weeks, excluding the Christmas/New Year period.
The cattle sales occur on Tuesday, with cattle generally coming into the yards Monday.
This year, one of the Tuesday sales falls on Australia Day.
In response, Southern Downs Regional Council has made contact with the agents and other operators of the yards highlighting this fact.
The discussions have centred on the potential of holding the sale on an alternative day or proceeding with a public holiday sale.
The outcome of these discussions is that changing the day will clash with other yards, impacting on yardage (revenue) and leave it late for animal processing.
Additionally the processors representatives will not be attending on the public holiday, and as such, it is not viable for the agents.
As a result, it has been determined that it will be more cost effective not to run a cattle sale on the week the public holiday falls.
There will be no cattle sale on Tuesday, 26 January 2016.
Sheep sales will not be affected as this occurs on Wednesdays.