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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 8.00 am.

Click here for a calendar of sale dates for 2024.

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’ from the Saleyard dropdown menu. Select the ‘Report Date’ from the Date dropdown menu.

Find the 2022-23 fees and charges for the Emerald Saleyards here.

View the saleyards fact sheet

  • Facility features

    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
  • Coordination Committee

    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 Emerald 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 Commercial and Corporate Services (Carolyn Knudsen)

    P | 1300 242 686 || Mob | 0467 034 615

     Saleyards Manager:  Tim Maguire

    P | 0436 652 661

     Timing of meetings:  Quarterly
     Venue:  Emerald Saleyards


  • Agents directory

    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.

    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
    Dan Coulthurst
    Ashley (Admin)
    0419 879 793
    4982 2055
    GDLPO Box 1474
    Emerald 4720
    Matt Pearce
    Greg Hargraves (Blackwater)
    0418 759 267
    Elders LimitedPO Box 57
    Emerald 4720
    Don Tucker0428 841 666
    WBH Livestock & PropertyPO Box 558
    Emerald 4720
    Warren Holzwart0428 872 803
    RBV RuralPO Box 1237
    Emerald 4720
    Matt Beard
    Bryton Virgo
    Terry Ray
    0428 765 687
    0477 318 224
    0427 821 177
  • Fixed Advertising Signs

    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.

  • Contact us

    Saleyards Office

    P | 07 4982 1402

    Saleyards Officer

    Karl Simpson

    P| 0428 196 766

    Saleyards Manager

    Tim Maguire

    P | 0436 652 661

    General Manager Commercial and Corporate Services

    Carolyn Knudsen

    P | 1300 242 686

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