29 February 2024

First in New South Wales for the installation of innovative sheep identification technology.

This week the Central West Livestock Exchange is getting an upgrade, with readers for the new sheep and goat electronic identification devices being installed. This makes the Central West Livestock Exchange the first saleyards in New South Wales to have this technology installed. We are so proud of this facility and our involvement with the livestock industry.

The new sheep and goat electronic identification devices, or eID’s, are the same as those that have been used for cattle for over 10 years and are a key tool in animal health and biosecurity.

The use of eIDs has now been mandated for sheep and goats, with all saleyards and depots required to have scanning and upload capabilities by next January and all farmed sheep and goats to have eIDs prior to leaving any property by 2027.

This is a big change for our saleyards, and one that will make a difference for the protection of our livestock industry in New South Wales, increasing peace of mind for producers.

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we are hosting a luncheon event on Saturday 9 March at the beautiful Wiradjuri Dreaming Centre.

The event will run from 12pm to 2pm and feature a talk from the inspiring Natalie Bramble, a Community Leader, Author and Keynote Speaker. Natalie will talk about improving the equity of access to peer and expert knowledge, tools and support for our community volunteers, boards, non-profits and social enterprises.

Tickets for this event are just $25 per head; with all proceeds going to Ronald McDonald House in Orange for their work in continuing to support our Forbes community and families in times of need. I hope to see many of you there.

Enjoy your week, and God bless.

Phyllis Miller, OAM Forbes Mayor