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Council to put forward submission for Roma to host ALMA Conference 2019


At last week’s General Meeting, Council resolved to nominate Roma to host the 2019 Australian Livestock Markets Association (ALMA) conference and annual general meeting.

A peak national advocacy body, ALMA works to improve the long-term sustainability of the saleyards and lairage industry in Australia. The association holds a National Saleyards Expo annually, which incorporates its annual general meeting and conference.

Councillor Peter Flynn, Portfolio Chair for Roma Saleyards said 2019 would be a fitting year for Roma to host the ALMA Conference and AGM, with the facility set to celebrate its 50th year of operation.

“Given the Roma Saleyards is the largest cattle selling centre in Australia, and next year’s special anniversary – we would very much like the chance to welcome the ALMA Conference and AGM to Roma,” Cr Flynn said.

“We are looking forward to putting our ‘hat in the ring’, so we are able to showcase the Roma Saleyards – a facility that is a major part of our regional identity.”