July 1, 2013
A $17 million re-development of the Tamworth Regional Livestock Exchange (TRLX) was officially opened today Minister for Primary Industries and Small Business Katrina Hodgkinson said.
“The saleyards in Tamworth are the newest livestock selling complex in Australia,” Ms Hodgkinson said.
“This modern, purpose-built facility has been designed with a long-term vision for supporting our livestock industries in the North West.
“It is pleasing to see this redevelopment specially designed with the welfare of animals in mind.
“The cattle yards are fully undercover and feature soft floors in all pens, non-bruise panelling and a flow through design which are designed to put less stress on the animals.
“I congratulate all parties involved in this collaboration which is proving to be a successful model in other regions,” Ms Hodgkinson said.
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the TRLX redevelopment is not only important to the livestock industry it will help ensure the continuation of important long-term jobs in this sector.
“This facility also looks promising to provide an enduring benefit to producers, local government and the private investors.
Ms Hodgkinson said the NSW Government is delivering world class research and development to livestock producers, which is helping enterprises become more productive and sustainable.
“From January 2014, the advice and services from Local Land Services will be available, which means beef and sheep farmers can access their Senior Land Services Officer to increase the productivity and profitability of their farming operation,” Ms Hodgkinson said.