Dalby Regional Saleyards @ Western Downs is one of the nation’s most important cattle market facilities.
Our livestock holding pens are well equipped, and we have a capacity of 8000 head in 680 pens. We always have water and feed available, and ensure our facilities are the prime environment for the animals during operation.
We’ve invested in new roofing and softer flooring, which provides shade over our 1.6 hectares, and the cooler temperatures are measurably improving the appearance and behaviour of the animals. We also incorporate automated drafting and fast weighing facilities, which dramatically reduce the holding times for the animals and likely contribute to reducing their stress levels.
We’ve always been committed to safety. We ensure our service delivery upholds high safety standards for our patrons and the livestock. Better lighting, cabling, biosecurity and environmental management plans, and overhead walkways that reduce human-animal contact have all improved our compliance with safety standards.
We’ve always believed that our facilities should support the hardworking people in the industry. That’s why our facilities include pedestrian walkways, unloading ramps, a wash-down bay, and ample, convenient parking to make it easier and more pleasant to do business with us. We’re also continually maintaining our environment for our patrons, with technology upgrades including Wi-Fi capabilities, and a fully stocked canteen for a more inviting atmosphere.