The Australian Livestock Saleyards Association (ALSA)
ALSA 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 Southern Australian Saleyard owners, both publicly owned and private operators.
The services that ALSA 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. ALSA also manages projects on behalf of our members. Recent examples include the Sheep RFID introduction in 2017, eNVD’s in 2016 and the draft Code of Practice review for Saleyard Animal Welfare (2015).
Currently our membership is around two dozen yards comprising mainly Victorian yards but also covering South Australia and southern NSW.
ALSA is managed by an executive committee which comprises a maximum of 9 board members as elected by the membership on an annual basis.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.