A meeting on Saturday between Roberts Livestock and its stakeholders was "constructive", but alternative options still need to be explored, Cradle Coast Authority chief executive Daryl Connelly says.
The meeting was called for by the CCA after Roberts announced it was closing its livestock saleyard near Devonport.
"We appreciate that the decision to close the saleyards is based on a number of factors including a trend towards other methods of sale, as well as challenges with the Quoiba site," Mr Connelly said.
"That being said, many farmers will still be affected, and ideas that have been put forward around alternative ownership structures as well as ways to make any transition from Quoiba to Powranna easier for farmers must be fully explored."
Mr Connelly said some farmers had told him it would more than double the cost per head to send cattle to Powranna.
He said they had also raised concerns about sending multiple loads in the days before sale, leading to penned, stressed animals and poorer meat quality.
"CCA also understands that many cattle purchased at Powranna will need to be transported back to Stowport in the Cradle Coast region for processing, only to be distributed to customers in Hobart and other destinations, adding to the cost of meat from our region," he said.
Mr Connelly said the CCA would reach out to facilitate any industry-led discussions and solutions.
Minister for Primary Industries and Water Guy Barnett said the meeting between the meat industry, farmers, and local, state and federal government representatives was "constructive".
"The company outlined the factors behind the decision and responded to a number of concerns," he said.
"It was agreed that communication, particularly between company representatives and growers, would be vital to address concerns during the transition period."