MLA’s 2015-16 eastern states saleyard survey results released

04 October 2016

The results of MLA’s annual saleyard survey for 2015-16 have been released for NSW, Queensland and Victoria, with results for SA and WA soon to follow.


In NSW, the three largest cattle selling centres for 2015-16 remained the same as the previous year. Dubbo was the largest in the state, with consignments totalling 236,651 head for the year-to-June, while Wagga was second, yarding 187,105 head of cattle. CTLX Carcoar was third with a total throughput of 146,667 head. Tamworth moved from sixth position to fourth, while Casino, Gunnedah, Forbes, Moss Vale, Inverell and Scone rounded out the top ten.

Queensland cattle yardings saw;

  • Roma come in as the largest with 335,667 head sold and 34,128 head spelled
  • Cloncurry total 312,557 head of transit cattle, the second largest in the state
  • Dalby consignments total 231,764 head, to be the third largest

The remainder of the top ten consisted of Gracemere, Emerald, Dalrymple, Blackall, Clermont, Warwick and Toowoomba.

Victorian selling centres remained similar to last year with NVLX Wodonga, Leongatha and Pakenham the top three – yarding 215,308 head, 148,965 head and 122,097 head, respectively. Warrnambool, Bairnsdale, Ballarat, Camperdown, Colac, Hamilton and Yea were the next seven largest saleyards for 2015-16.

To view the most recent and historical cattle saleyard survey results, please click here.


NSW sheep saleyard results were fairly consistent with last year – with Wagga (1.9 million head), Forbes (1.5 million head), Dubbo (1.4 million head), Corowa, CTLX Carcoar, Cowra and Cootamundra all remaining in first to seventh positions, respectively. Guyra jumped from 11th to eighth while Tamworth and Deniliquin came in at ninth and tenth, respectively.

The ten largest sheep saleyards in Victoria retained the same order as the previous year;

  • Ballarat consignments totalled 1.4 million head and was the largest in the state
  • Bendigo came in at second position with 1.05 million head yarded for the year
  • In third position was Hamilton, with 998,439 head

The remainder of the top ten in Victoria was Horsham, Ouyen, Swan Hill, Warracknabeal, Wycheproof, Bairnsdale and Leongatha.

Queensland sheep saleyard survey saw Warwick remain the largest selling centre in the state, yarding 108,238 head for the year. Gympie and Beaudesert sold 233 head and 232 head, respectively, and Toowoomba was in fourth position with a throughput of 68 head.

To view the most recent and historical sheep saleyard survey results please click here.

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