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Agents hopeful Euroa saleyards will be undercover before December’s Black Friday store cattle sales

New roof: Euroa is set to join the ranks of undercover saleyards by the end of the year.

New roof: Euroa is set to join the ranks of undercover saleyards by the end of the year. Source: Supplied

LAST week should be one of the final times buyers and cattle have to endure muddy and wet conditions at the Euroa saleyards.

The centre is set to join the ranks of undercover saleyards, with agents hopeful a roof will be in place before the next major sales series, the annual Black Friday store cattle sales, in December.

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Agents told the crowd at last week’s End of Financial Year sales they could look forward to better conditions for man and beast.

“We have finally got a positive result (from the local Strathbogie Shire Council, which operates the yards) and we should have a roof before the Black Friday sales,’’ said Russell Mawson, of Landmark Euroa.

He said agents had been lobbying the council for an upgrade for several years, and having a roofed facility would vastly improve selling conditions and animal welfare at the centre, considered one of the state’s premier store markets.

The Weekly Times understands that tenders have gone out for the construction of a roof to cover 110 selling pens at a cost rumoured to be about $500,000.

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