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Emerald Saleyards

The Emerald Livestock Selling Association hold a combined fat and store sale at the Emerald Saleyards most Thursdays starting at 8.30 am.

Here’s a handy printable calendar of sale dates for 2021.

Curfew for sale cattle is 7.00 pm on the Wednesday night prior to the sale. Sale cattle are NLIS (National Livestock Identification System) scanned prior to the sale.

For the latest market reports visit the Meat and Livestock Australia website and select ‘Emerald’ in the green box.

Find the 2021-22 fees and charges for the Emerald Saleyards on page 19.

The Emerald Saleyard facility is a modern complex designed to give the best presentation of your cattle with the following features:

  • 220 steel selling pens with concrete floor and water
  • new double decker dump ramp
  • double decker loading ramp
  • covered buyers walk ways and draft
  • European Union Accreditation
  • dip has nil withholding & nil ESI
  • high pressure high volume wash down facility
  • drive-through underbody wash
  • wheelchair access to buyers walkways
  • liveweight scales
  • half deck weigh bridge
  • full deck weigh bridge
  • NLIS scanners
  • spelling and feed available
  • canteen on sale days
  • wheelchair access to the eastern side selling pens

The Emerald Saleyards Coordination Committee is a reference group established as a forum for communication on matters relating to the saleyards, accessible to all stakeholders and the community.

The Emerald Saleyards Coordination Committee will meet on a three monthly basis in Emerald, to consider matters referred to it from Central Highlands Regional Council, Emerald Livestock Selling Association, Agforce, Saleyards management and staff and the community

Click here to view the Terms of Reference.

Contact details for the Saleyards Coordination Committee are as follows:

 Councillor Representatives:  Cr Joseph Burns, Cr Anne Carpenter, Cr Natalie Curtis
 Chairperson:  Cr Joseph Burns
 Executive Officer (to the Committee):  General Manager Customer and Commercial  Services (Michelle Webster)

P | 1300 242 686 || Mob | 0437 085 647

 Saleyards Manager:  Tim Maguire

P | 0436 652 661

 Timing of meetings:  Quarterly
 Venue:  Emerald Saleyards

Meeting minutes:

Emerald Livestock Selling Association is the body responsible for conducting sales at the saleyards. They promote the sales and a contractor is employed on the agents’ behalf to unload, draft and pen cattle.

Andrew Lewis Livestock & PropertyPO Box 361
Emerald 4720
Andrew or Paula Lewis0428 824 226 (Andrew)
4982 4272 (Accounts)
Fax: 4982 2942
Emerald Land & Cattle CompanyPO Box 1913
Emerald 4720
Brock Palmer0458 800 047
Michael Maguire & CompanyPO Box 2309
Emerald 4720
Michael Maguire
0400 790 684
4987 5878
Fax: 4987 5877
Nutrien Ag SolutionsPO Box 621
Emerald 4720
Terry Ray
Matt Beard
Bryton Virgo
Admin Accounts
0427 821 177
0477 318 224
4982 2055
Maguire's Real Estate & LivestockPO Box 173
Emerald 4720
Tim Maguire
Greg Hargraves (Blackwater)
Kris/Sharon Accounts
0409 063 053
0418 759 267

4982 1711
Elders LimitedPO Box 57
Emerald 4720
Don Tucker
Nick Edwards
Georgie (Admin/Accounts)
0428 841 666
0458 547 800
4982 1055
WBH Livestock & PropertyPO Box 558
Emerald 4720
Warren Holzwart
Lana Kerswell
0428 872 803
0448 118 594

Applications for the installation of fixed advertising signs is now available for local businesses.

All requests to install a fixed advertising sign is subject to council approval.

The annual fee payable for advertising will be based on the size of the sign installed.  The annual fees can be found within the council’s approved fees and charges.

Please click here to access the fixed advertising signage application and agreement form.

Please contact Emerald Saleyards on 4982 1402 or  for further enquiries.

Saleyards Office

P | 07 4982 1402

Saleyards Officer

Karl Simpson

P| 0428 196 766

Saleyards Manager

Tim Maguire

P | 0436 652 661

General Manager Customer and Commercial Services

Michelle Webster

P | 1300 242 686

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