New saleyards rules

No more scenes like this at Singleton saleyards for the foreseeable future as coronavirus changes how cattle are sold.
No more scenes like this at Singleton saleyards for the foreseeable future as coronavirus changes how cattle are sold.

Operators of Singleton's Regional saleyards AAM Investment Group (AAM) have announced important modifications to sale-day procedures in response to COVID-19.

AAM, said there are immediate procedural and access changes which have been made across the Regional Livestock Exchange (RLX) network of livestock marketing facilities. that include Singleton saleyards. These include implementation of:

  • Mandatory electronic sign in
  • Restrictions on buyer access - professional buyers and licensed agents only
  • Mandatory visual buyer identification and verification
  • Extension of online bidding services
  • Nomination of professional buyers and/or Licensed Agents to purchase on behalf of individuals.

Please note, these restrictions will remain in place in accordance with any changes communicated by the Federal Government from this point forward.

It is also critical any persons not deemed to be 'essential to the function of a sale' do not come onsite and participate remotely - either through professional buyers and licensed agents, or the online streaming and bidding platform, StockLive (www.rlx.com.au or www.stocklive.com.au). Individuals considered essential are genuine buyers, livestock agents, livestock transporters and site staff. All other persons who present at an RLX site will be asked to leave.

RLX will continue to prioritise public health and monitor the most current State and Federal Government advice on the situation, and provide regular communications regarding any further changes to onsite procedures should they be required.

AAM thanks our clients and the broader community in advance for their cooperation with these important matters as we continue to work hard to maintain an active and transparent marketplace at this unprecedented time.