Gippsland Regional Livestock Exchange (GRLE) has launched its online auction platform, allowing producers to bid and view on stock from any location.
The online streaming platform, Stocklive, live-streams the sales allowing potential buyers from all over the country to see the stock being sold and place bids.
Wellington Shire Mayor Alan Hall said this latest initiative would bring GRLE into the 21st century and open up Gippsland livestock to a wider buying audience.
“This is a fantastic initiative, which has been made possible by Commonwealth Government funding for drought infrastructure and a contribution from the Australian Livestock Saleyards Association,” Cr Hall said.
“GRLE is the only saleyard in eastern Victoria with this technology and it could be a game-changer in the livestock industry, with the potential to create more competition which translates to better prices for farmers.”
The Stocklive service will be available for all buyers and sellers at the GRLE store sale from Friday, 7 June 2019. Visit www.stocklive.com.au to view the live-stream.