LATEST news from Carrfields
Locals will have noticed that the Masterton Saleyards have not operated since the first COVID-19 lockdown in March 2020. The lockdown resulted in the cancellation of the weaner fairs and subsequently with no saleyards operating under Alert Levels 4 and 3, the co-owners, PGG Wrightson Limited (PGW) and Carrfields Livestock Limited (Carrfields), felt it was time to assess the future of this long standing Wairarapa livestock selling centre.
Having considered all the options PGW and Carrfields are pleased to announce that jointly they have agreed to, and the respective Boards have approved, a capital investment to right size and upgrade the Masterton Saleyards.
Peter Newbold, General Manager Livestock for PGW, and Donald Baines, General Manager Livestock for Carrfields, said “this recognises the importance of the selling centre to the farmers in Wairarapa, and we pleased to announce this upgrade.”
The upgrade will include installing a new effluent and storm water system that will meet consent requirements, plus an upgrade of the selling centre rostrum and associated walkways. Given lower overall stock numbers being sold through the Saleyards, areas no longer required will be demolished, but there will still be more than enough capacity to meet demands in the foreseeable future.
The work on the upgrade will start in December 2020 and all things going to plan sheep sales should commence early in the new year.
For enquires please contact:
Peter Newbold, General Manager Livestock, PGG Wrightson
027 484 5964
Donald Baines, General Manager Livestock, Carrfields
027 328 8781