The Livestock Saleyards Association of Victoria (LSAV)
LSAV is a not for profit organization that has been operating for over thirty five years. Its primary role during this history has been to provide a voice for Victorian Saleyard owners, both publicly owned and private operators.
The services that LSAV provides for its members include an annual set of relevant saleyard statistics, an annual conference, advocacy services to government and other parties, workshops and seminars on topical issues, newsletters and the maintenance of the industry OH&S database. LSAV also manages projects on behalf of our members. Recent examples include the Sheep RFID trial in 2011/12 and the draft Code of Practice review for Saleyard Animal Welfare.
Currently our membership is around two dozen Victoria yards plus a number of associate member yards from both NSW and South Australia.
LSAV is managed by an executive committee which comprises a maximum of two representatives from 6 designated regions of Victoria. These regions are South West, Wimmera, Mallee, North Central, North East and Gippsland. There is also a designated position for a private owner to be a member of the executive. These members are elected on an annual basis and the committee generally meets four times/pa. Members of the executive committee include councillors, saleyard managers and council management staff. Membership fees are based on annual throughput for each yard and have both a minimum and maximum fee.