Westcoast adds Mount Barker cattle sales

GREAT Southern and South Coast cattle producers can look forward to increased market competition, with growing, locally-owned livestock marketer, Westcoast Wool & Livestock, set to stage its first sales at the Mount Barker Regional Saleyards on Thursday, August 22.

Gerald Wetherall, WA Livestock Manager with Westcoast Wool & Livestock, said the Shire of Plantagenet had welcomed the company’s addition to the Mount Barker cattle selling roster.

“The Shire has been great to work with and is pleased the move will help increase competition for local producers,’’ Gerald said.

He said the southern cattle market presented another growth opportunity to continue the rapid expansion of the Westcoast Wool & Livestock business in WA.

“Clients and producers alike have been encouraging us to get involved in the southern cattle market and are keen to take advantage of the opportunity to sell with us at Mount Barker.’’

“It is another step in continuing to expand our business and services to local producers.

“It will enable producers to have more choice and will bring more buying competition and support through the saleyards, with our staff network also encouraged to trade stock through the facility.’’

The Westcoast Wool & Livestock selling team at the Mount Barker Regional Saleyards will include main auctioneer Steve Harris, assisted by Sean Gillespie and Bill Kingston.

All cattle for the regular Thursday Mount Barker market are to be nominated by 12 noon on the day prior to sales. During the peak selling season from late spring into summer, sales can be held over two days at the facility.

Gerald Wetherall

For further information on the upcoming Westcoast Wool & Livestock sales at Mount Barker, producers can contact Gerald Wetherall on 0409 689 625 or Steve Harris on 0439 882 651.

Steve Harris