NARACOORTE REGIONAL LIVESTOCK EXCHANGE (NRLE) – COVID-19
Naracoorte Regional Livestock Exchange sales now open for visitors
Vendors will be welcomed back to weekly sales at the Naracoorte Regional Livestock Exchange from 6 October 2020.
People attending will be required to sign in and provide contact details should contact tracing be required. Everyone is asked to bring a face mask and wear this while in the selling area. This will further limit the risk.
Separation will be required in the buyers’ race with delineation clearly marked.
The requirement to wear a face mask will be reviewed weekly on advice from the South Australian Government.
Attendance has been restricted to commercial buyers, agents and staff since March when COVID-19 restrictions were introduced by the Government.
Council has worked with the Naracoorte Combined Agents to ensure the NRLE continued to operate during COVID restrictions by limiting attendance to essential attendees. All sales have continued as scheduled.
Cr Scott McLachlan, Chair of the NRLE Board, said: “The cooperation between Council and agents and the understanding of vendors has been critical to maintaining sales at the Naracoorte Regional Livestock Exchange. We are now pleased to welcome people back to sales and seek everyone’s cooperation in meeting COVID-19 guidelines.”
Located on Wimmera Highway, the Naracoorte Regional Livestock Exchange (or 'saleyards' as it is commonly known) is the premier livestock selling facility in the Limestone Coast.
Around 100,000 cattle and 400,000 sheep and lambs are sold each year. Cattle and sheep markets are held every Tuesday commencing at 9.00am.
Additional sales are held on Fridays during peak periods (usually October to January).
Location: Cnr Wimmera Hwy and Carters Rd, 2kms East of Naracoorte.
Phone: 08 8762 1611 (on Tuesdays) or 0417 842 214
NRLE Stock Handling Manual
The Naracoorte Regional Livestock Exchange Stock Handling Manual provides all users of the NRLE with an introduction to basic stock handling techniques.
These techniques will minimise the risk of injury or incident and ensures that welfare standards for stock are met. The techniques are part of the NRLE’s Work Health and Safety Program and it is a requirement that all livestock handlers at the NRLE follow them.
For a copy of the manual click the link below:
Livestock Production Assurance (LPA) Property Identification Code (PIC)
The Property Identification Code for the Naracoorte Regional Livestock Exchange is SK900234.
The Livestock Production Assurance (LPA) program is the Australian livestock industry’s on-farm assurance program covering food safety, animal welfare and biosecurity. It provides evidence of livestock history and on-farm practices when transferring livestock through the value chain.
All registered livestock producers will or have been notified by mail of the requirements of the LPA. Every property has a Property Identification Code (PIC), which forms the basis of Australia’s food safety and traceability programs.
Vendor declarations have a “consigned to” section and this is where the NRLE PIC number needs to be used.
For more information visit the MLA website.