Roma remains on top

12 October 2017


The latest Queensland cattle saleyard throughput results for the 2016-17 financial year totalled 1.4 million head, with Roma saleyards remaining the largest in the state and indeed, the country.

Throughput at Roma equated to 310,535 head while Dalby maintained its position as the state’s second largest selling centre – totalling 209,094 head.

CQLX Gracemere remained the third largest in terms of volume, with 132,034 head being consigned over the financial year. Emerald – ranked fourth – reported a throughput of 90,722 head. Consignments to Blackall totalled 86,437 head, lifting it from seventh last year to fifth this year.

The remainder of the top ten in 2016-17 consisted of;

  • Dalrymple – sixth – consigning 74,639 head
  • Warwick – seventh – with a throughput of 59,021 head for the year
  • Winton – eighth – lifting from 15th position last year with 53,590 head yarded
  • Gympie – ninth – totalling 50,260 head in 2016-17
  • Toowoomba – tenth – falling from sixth position last year with a throughput of 47,339 head

This year’s results exclude the throughput of transit cattle and historical positions have been revised to match. To view the full cattle saleyard survey results, please click here.


Warwick continues to be the largest selling centre for sheep in the state, with throughput for the 2016-17 financial year reaching 117,976 head. Gympie sold a total 203 head, maintaining second position while Beaudesert yarded a similar number of 200 head, ranking third. Woodford recorded a throughput of 153 sheep, placing it fourth while Toowoomba listed fifth, with 89 head.

To view the full sheep saleyard survey results, please click here.

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