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Steers from NSW sold for record sale price at newly redeveloped Dalby Regional Saleyards

25 February 2015

The newly redeveloped Dalby Regional Saleyards @ Western Downs has started 2015 with a bang, with cattle from Bourke, New South Wales recently purchased at a record price of 330.20 cents per kilogram, beating the previous Dalby Regional Saleyards record of 300 cents per kilogram.

Western Downs Regional Council Spokesperson for Planning, and Chairperson of the Dalby Regional Saleyards @ Western Downs Advisory Committee, Councillor Ray Jamieson said this record sale price further cements the saleyards as Australia’s largest, single day, cattle selling complex.

“The industry has faced a lot of hardships over recent years particularly with many producers confronted with drought-induced sell-offs and poor sale prices,” he said.

“This 330.20 cents per kilogram record sale price set by local buyers is a great boost for the region, and the cattle which were from Bourke, New South Wales further strengthens the Dalby Regional Saleyards @ Western Downs as a first-class facility and marketplace.”

Cr Jamieson said that not only is this sale a record for the Dalby Regional Saleyards but it’s the first record set at the new, $12.6 million redeveloped facility.

“The multi-phased revitalisation of the saleyards has taken almost four years of consultation, planning and building, and it’s great to see livestock sellers and buyers from across Australia and the region benefitting from the modernised facility as well as the improved safety and animal handling arrangements,” he said.

“The two-stage construction which was completed at the end of December, involved building 80 new undercover selling and holding pens with a soft floor, building new roofing and water supplies for existing pens, as well as new drafting facilities.

“In anticipation of the official opening for the redeveloped facility, which has been postponed to April to facilitate the incoming Queensland Government, Council is undertaking minor associated works so as to make the site more presentable for the launch.”

Keep an eye on Council’s Facebook Page, eNewsletter and website for updates on the Dalby Regional Saleyards @ Western Downs official opening.

If you are interested in all things livestock, head over to the refurbished Dalby Regional Saleyards @ Western Downs on Wednesdays to experience Australia’s largest, single day, cattle selling complex.

The Queensland Government provided $5.04 million from the Local Government Grants and Subsidies Scheme for the saleyards redevelopment.

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