The Australian Livestock Markets' Association is the peak national advocacy body working to improve the long term sustainability of the saleyard and lairage industry in Australia.
The auction system that operates in saleyards is an important component of the Australian agriculture sector with transactions setting the current market benchmark in quality and price.
Disappointed at mandatory eRFiD decision
ALMA has expressed disappointment at the Victorian Government's announcement to mandate electronic radio frequency identification (eRFID) on all sheep and goats born in Victoria after 1 January 2017 and has urged the Hon Barnaby Joyce MP, the Federal Minister for Agriculture, to intervene.
$10m for NSW truck washes
$10 million is being provided to co-fund truck wash upgrades. Applications for funding will be administered as part of the Fixing Country Roads program, with funding available to eligible local councils to contribute to the cost of constructing or upgrading truck wash facilities.
Funding applications will be open from 1 August 2016 until 30 September 2016. An online application portal will be open during this time.