Auctioneers in high risk position as COVID continues spread into regional areas

It’s a brave new world that we now live in.

Brave especially for those that are required to move from town to town and region to region selling livestock at the same time trying to ward off the threat of COVID infections.

Livestock auctioneers once had a world of travelling open and endless landscapes, steak sandwiches and often a day finished off with social drinks with clients.

These days it’s about finding a fuel stop off the main highway, eating from a packed lunch and avoiding over crowded motels.

COVID and its new Delta strain is still a huge challenge in regional Australia, in particular both NSW and Victoria.

Throughout the eastern states and regional areas, vast numbers have been placed in lockdown; many are self-isolating and daily outside activities, such as livestock auctions, can only take place with the appropriate amount of social distancing, mask wearing and vigilant hygiene practices.

We have all had to become accustomed to a whole new way of living and working.

State sheep auctioneer and classer Rick Power from Nutrien Ag Solutions said the new way of living has impacted the way he goes off to work and gets through his business, every day…. Read Full Article | https://www.farmonline.com.au/story/7427350/i-am-living-off-muesli-bars-and-mandarines/

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