Dalby-Saleyards

A MULTI-million-dollar redevelopment and current high cattle market have combined to make the Dalby Regional Saleyards one of the most significant facilities in Australia.

Officially opened in April this year, the $12.6 million facelift – funded by owners, the Western Downs Regional Council, with the support of the Queensland government – has produced a modern facility aimed at helping stakeholders achieve profitable and sustainable outcomes.

The changes include new roofing, lighting, water facilities, soft flooring, pedestrian walkways, ramps, wash down bay and safety and compliance upgrades. The new automated drafting facilities can handle 180-300 head per hour, while the upgraded facility now boasts 680 pens and capacity for about 8000 head of cattle…

By Lea Coghlan – Queensland Country Life – 5th November 2015