The Central West Livestock Exchange (CWLE) in Forbes will be holding its monthly Store Cattle Sale today, 20th August amidst the COVID-19 outbreak in Central West NSW with strict safety rules in place.
“We have taken advice from the relevant authorities regarding the cattle sale and the staff are confident the sale can go ahead despite the current stay-at-home orders in place,” said Forbes Shire Council General Manager Steve Loane. “The utmost diligence has been taken to ensure buyers, freight operators and our staff can carry out their vital work for the commercial livestock industry.
Only essential workers are to attend the sale and this includes agents, registered buyers and council staff. Family mem-bers can watch the sale online through the StockLive online auction.
“All transportors must remain in their vehicles whilst the sale is being conducted, and vendors delivering stock should leave immediately after delivery of cattle,” said Steve.
CWLE Manager Cassi Walmsley said the sale was shaping up to be good one with 1,800 cattle. This week saw 27,000 sheep through the yards and 1,100 cattle. This is a vast improvement on previous months and the prices are high and the quality very good.