Bega Livestock Exchange Centre
The Bega saleyards is a key enabling infrastructure for the Bega Valley agricultural and subsidiary sectors. It provides a vital service to beef and dairy producers within and beyond the Bega Valley, being a local selling point that enables the industry to operate locally without having to send stock to larger selling centres outside the region. This project will upgrade the facility to handle larger volumes of stock and facilitate online sales.
- Local economy – The proposed upgrade of the facility will enable the saleyards to operate more effectively and through the application of technology, will improve access to larger markets. With the addition of more local processing and value-adding, this project will contribute to improved margins for local producers.
- Animal welfare – The upgrade will also improve animal welfare and WHS outcomes (important for future viability) and will establish the saleyards as a focal point for the local agricultural community.
Bega Beef Co-op, BVSC, LLS, producer groups