The Dubbo Regional Livestock Markets is the number one selling centre in NSW for cattle and the number three for sheep sales, and on-going improvements and upgrades will ensure producers and buyers have access to premier market facilities.
The facility is one of the largest saleyard facilities in the nation in terms of combined sheep and cattle throughput, with in excess of 1.3 million sheep and 200,000 cattle sold each year.
In the latest developments tenders have been called for the redevelopment of the sheep yards including supply and installation of sheep yards and ramps, a truck parking area and concrete paving.
These improvements will enhance the market’s capacity to secure the title as one of the top three spots in NSW to sell sheep for years to come.
In the last months of 2013 there was an unprecedented number of cattle sold through the Dubbo Regional Livestock Markets with upwards of 8000 cattle being transported into the saleyards, sold and redistributed throughout the industry on sale days.
In consultation with agents and users, Dubbo City Council made additional improvements to increase efficiency including modification of the loading ramps to improve safety and productivity for transport operators.
Rubber matting, supplying water in every cattle pen and a strict code of management at the saleyards demonstrates the high level of commitment to animal welfare that ensures animals remain in the best possible condition for sale.
The facility is also fully-accredited with Meat Standards Australia (MSA) and quality assured through the National Saleyards Quality Assurance (NSQA) program.
The upgrade of the Dubbo Regional Livestock Markets is being done in close consultation and collaboration with the licensed stock and station agents.
This partnership is a major contributor to the markets continuing to be the number one cattle-selling centre in NSW.
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