Woman standing in paddock.
MAKE AN OFFER: Council is asking for Expressions of Interest from community for 23 sheep. Applications will be accepted until 2pm Monday 22 July 2024.


Council asking for Expressions of Interest for sheep

Published: 05 Jul 2024 12:47pm

Wagga Wagga City Council is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from the community for the sale of several sheep that have been impounded.

The Expression of Interest period is now open until 2pm Monday 22 July 2024.

Council Ranger Maddison Seymour says the sheep are of a variety of different breeds and ages.

“Currently there are 23 sheep, including one lamb, in our care,” Ms Seymour said.

“Amongst the 23 sheep, there are four males and 18 ewes, all of mixed ages. The breeds of the sheep include merinos, one dorper ram, and mixed breed sheep.

“One ewe has lambed and although its unknown whether any other ewes have lambs on board, and what breed they may be, there is a likelihood of more lambs arriving soon.

A flock of sheep.

Applicants will be required to provide a Property Identification Code assigned by Local Land Services, for the property the sheep will be residing at post sale.

The new owner will also need to arrange for transportation of the sheep to their new location.

Council’s Regulatory Services Coordinator Claire Hynes says that due to the limited knowledge about where the sheep have come from, Council are unaware of details such as vaccination status or health history of the sheep.

“The sheep were impounded by Council staff after a landowner who had found the sheep brought them to us. Council enquiries did not locate the owners, and now that the sheep have completed their impound time, we are wanting to find a suitable property for re-location,” Ms Hynes said.

“Its important applicants are aware that we can’t guarantee ongoing health or temperaments of the sheep.”

Sheep in a paddock.

Members of the community may place an EOI with their bid for the sheep via the Expression of Interest form located on Council’s Have Your Say webpage.

Hardcopy forms will also be available at Council’s Customer Service Desk, which is open Monday to Friday, 8.30am-5pm.

For further information about the sheep, the conditions of their sale, and to arrange to view the sheep in person please contact Council via the email council@wagga.nsw.gov.au or phone 1300 292 442.