There has been an ongoing dispute about a licence agreement between the council owned Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange and agents.

Here are the stories about this dispute.

June 23: We won’t back down – council vs agents on NRLX standoff as deadline looms

July 4: Standoff continues, so no agents and no sales at closed NRLX

July 6: Cattle industry is backbone of our community: Resident seeks resolution to NRLX shutdown

July 6: The big cattle drive – agents move next sale to Lismore

July 7: Cattle sale will go ahead at NRLX

July 10: Council can’t tell us how to run our businesses – stock agents

July 18: Second week of agents selling at Lismore saleyards

July 25: Standoff at NRLX is a serious situation for the community, council says

July 27: NRLX dispute is holding agents and farmers to ransom, farmer says

July 28: Biggest sale of the year brings everyone together at NRLX

July 29: Windara will run saleyards canteen

August 1: What agents are saying

August 16: Council discusses ratepayer levy or changing use for idle NRLX

August 22: Does the NRLX cover its costs? Should it?

August 23: Council says it has parties interested in working with NRLX

August 24: Farmer organises public meeting and calls on council to lease NRLX to agents

August 24: Mayor strikes back at agent claims about NRLX ‘incidents’

September 4: Beef over saleyards draws a large crowd and strong demands for reopening NRLX

September 13: Agents optimistic about NRLX despite ‘lack of response from council’

September 14: Agents have not taken up offer of a meeting to negotiate next step, council says

September 17: Council’s latest move in NRLX is a decisive one

September 19: Grim council meeting ends standoff with vote to lease out NRLX

September 24: Meeting gives public another chance to discuss NRLX

September 25: Bring back the beef – it’s not about who’s right or who’s wrong

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