To protect public health during the COVID-19 situation some changes will be implemented in the conduct of sales at the Millicent Saleyards.
- Vendors must unload their stock and leave the site immediately;
- Only staff, agents, buyers and transport operators are to be on-site;
- All persons entering the yards must provide their name and phone number at the sign-in desk at the entry gate;
- Entry only by the gate on side of yards by cattle crush;
- Buyers only to be in the gallery;
- Only necessary agents to be in the raceway;
- Good hygiene and social distancing practices of 1.5 meters between people;
- The sale WILL stop if a non-essential person is present; and
- All cattle to be yarded one pen apart (every second pen).
Millicent Stock Saleyards
The Millicent Stock Saleyards is a convenient, affordable, well presented and hygienic facility situated on Saleyards Road, Millicent just 3.5 kms from the town centre.
Throughout autumn & winter the regular Wednesday sales are held from 1 pm and include bulls, bullocks, vealers and cows. To check out our most recent market report see Latest News.
There are five livestock selling agents currently on board:
|Elders||John Chay and Co|
|Landmark||Pinkerton Palm Hamlyn & Steen|
|P & L Livestock|
The facility has 182 selling pens, a computerised weighbridge, utilises National Livestock Information System programs and is National Saleyard Quality Assurance accredited. All cattle are presented on dirt yards, including overnight, which reduces stress and foot sorenesss.
Features also include a two bay Avdata truck wash, showers, and holding paddocks. Canteen facilities open on sale days.
Out of hours weighing is available by appointment.
For further information, or assistance in relation to the Millicent Saleyards, contact Saleyards Manager, Andrew Robinson on 0408 891 098.
Millicent Saleyards Review
Council engaged SED Advisory in January 2018 to undertake an independent review of the Millicent Saleyards giving regard to the financial sustainability and future of operations.
The review included examination of the current infrastructure with respect to future investment, suitability for purpose and need for ongoing upkeep, and an assessment of the industry as a whole. The review also examined the current competitive environment from other regional saleyards and alternate sales methods now being employed by producers and buyers.
Council initially placed the Review under a confidentiality order at its 10 April 2018 meeting due to its commercial in confidence nature but has received notification from SED Advisory that it has now been approved for release.
The Review can be downloaded by clicking here.