Elders Rural Services has been a part of the agency at Finley for decades, and the staff are well entrenched in the local community.
Their association with the Finley saleyards goes back in different forms to when irrigation first came to the area.
Elders were part owners of the current selling complex when it was sold to Berrigan Shire Council in the 1970s. The council lease the facilities to Scanclear to operate.
Elders’ current livestock team of Greg McNamara, James Kennedy and Janette Falls ensure that all marketing and production needs are met.
They have invaluable support in doing so from Gerry Pinnuck, Stacey Doolan and Jodie Creighton.
Greg and James have more than 40 years of experience in marketing sheep and beef cattle between them, while Janette’s lifetime of dairy experience allows her to service both local dairy farmers and most of south east Australia.
Elders’ network of branches throughout Australia allows producers to market and purchase livestock in many different ways.
The Finley Livestock Exchange fortnightly cattle and lamb and sheep markets provide a local market which is well supported by processors, feedlotters and restockers. This forms part of a chain of selling centres which allows economical transport of livestock to abattoirs and feedlots.
Finley is one of the earlier centres to have soft floor standing for cattle and a point of sale weighing feature which the Elders team say offers an appealing option for marketing livestock.
To speak with one of the team, phone the Finley office on 58906000.