The redevelopment of the Inverell Saleyards is powering forward.
This week, the project has been given a $2.5-million boost from the federal government.
The expansion is on track to be complete by the end of the year.
It will allow an increase in cattle through the facility – up to 120,000 each year – and drive down costs to local producers.
This assists in keeping Inverell a major selling centre. The reduced distance means reduced costs for local farmers,” Mr Joyce said.
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