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MEDIA RELEASE - Busy Friday planned for saleyards

20 June 2017

Casterton locals will be promised an afternoon of risks and surprises with a final meeting at the Casterton Saleyards for the 2016/17 financial year to be held this Friday.

The Saleyards will host their end of financial year store cattle sale on 23 June, offering farmers in the region one final chance to sell or buy livestock before the new financial year begins.

Casterton Saleyards Operations Manager Jason Gorman said he was anticipating the sales meeting to be full of risks and pay-offs for both buyers and sellers.

“Friday is bound to be full of high sales and impulse decision making as farmers and agents make the last cash grab for the financial year,” he said.

“The next sale meeting won’t be until October, so it is really now or never for those who are thinking about buying or selling livestock. By the time spring and the new financial year comes around the opportunity may no longer be there, or at the price that they want.

“But that is all part of the excitement of the saleyards and Friday will see even more risks being taken than usual with the rush of the June 30 deadline.

“But the meeting isn’t just for farmers - Australian Hearing will also be on site offering free, on-the-spot hearing checks to the local community between 10:30am and 2:30pm.

“As well as having a hearing check, visitors to the kiosk can find out about the latest hearing technology and test out a range of devices designed to make everyday hearing easier.

“I encourage all locals to head over to the Saleyards this Friday for a great day out. Not only will you get to see what prices are coming out of Casterton for quality livestock, but you will also have the added bonus of looking after your ear health with a free hearing check.”

The Casterton Saleyards end of financial year sale will take place from 12pm at Saleyards Rd Casterton.

For further information on the Casterton Saleyards, or to see the dates of future sales meetings, please visit http://www.glenelg.vic.gov.au/Casterton_Livestock_Saleyards.


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