A number of ALSA members took part in a tour of the UK and Holland in March this year to consider the sheep RFID system in both countries. This has been operating for 6 years. The tour was funded by the Food Source program operated by Regional Development Victoria.
Scanclear is undertaking a fund raising drive to support the Terry Daniher MND foundation. This will be based on the Deniliquin Saleyard.
Following the recent Victorian government decision to mandate sheep RFID from 1st January 2017 ALSA will be conducting a members workshop to consider the process and in particular the reply to the consultation phase. This workshop will include industry service providers and government to provide added input and to consider technical options for saleyards. (more…)
The 40th LSAV AGM and conference was conducted in Melbourne last week. For a great view of proceedings have a look at the Stock and Land website for a report. (more…)
At the recent LSAV AGM in Melbourne it was unanimously agreed to change the name of the organization to Australian Livestock Saleyards Association (ALSA). This change of name reflected the broader geographic membership base which includes saleyards from NSW and South Australia.
The LSAV articles were altered 2 years ago to allow non Victorian saleyards to be full members and this name change finalises the chnages to our organizations scope. (more…)
We are pleased to announce that Paul Christopher the Horsham saleyard manager has received funding from the wool industry to attend a FMD visit to Nepal in November. This will be a great opportunity to see FMD in a live situation and obtain knowledge hopefully that will never be required in Australia. Paul is the first saleyard manager to attend this course and we congratulate him on his succesful application. Paul will be passing on his experiences at the summer ALSA workshop. (more…)