Located on the Flinders Highway West, the H.M. Clarke Saleyards (commonly referred to as Dalrymple Saleyards) was officially opened in March 1968.
Fat and Store Sales are conducted every Wednesday (dependent upon numbers) at the Saleyards.
The Saleyards is accredited under the National Saleyards Quality Assurance Limited. Council is continually upgrading the facilities at its Saleyards making it the major facility in North Queensland.
Dalrymple Saleyards is National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) compliant and currently has 142 sale pens in addition to holding yard capacity of approximately 12,000 head, two (2) full deck cattle weighbridges, vehicle weighbridge, cattle and vehicle wash down facilities.
Council is registered with the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries as an offline tick clearing centre and also holds accreditation as a live export holding yard. The H.M. Clarke Saleyards also has an agent's office, toilet facilities and an amenities building for the serving of food and drinks.
The Saleyards complex incorporates Dalrymple Stadium and Dalrymple Arenas (Dalrymple Equestrian Centre).
In 1999, Dalrymple Stadium was completed and officially opened by Sir Graham McCamley. This structure is a multi-purpose facility. Its primary use is as a bull and horse selling facility, however it has been used for other purposes such as concerts and church services.
Dalrymple Stadium has seating for 625 people, wheelchair access, toilet facilities, public announcement system, lighting, secretary's office, bar facilities and plenty of space under the Stadium to set up tables and chairs for dinners etc.
Information for Agents
The following documents will assist Agents operating at Dalrymple Saleyards. Please contact Council 07 4761 5300 for further information in relation to these documents, or if you would like any particular documentation added to this section.
- Debtor Invoice Instruction Sheet (PDF, 29kb)
- Policy on Auction Sale Cattle (includes Pen Density policy) (PDF, 24kb)
- Animal Care and Protection Act 2001
- Guidelines for Feeding Travelling Cattle
- Link to the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Animal welfare and ethics page
- Application to Hire Saleyards (PDF, 143kb)
Workplace Induction booklets used by Saleyard users and transport operators available upon request.
|Saleyard Superintendent||Ralph Peno||
Mobile: 0427 875 638
Phone: 07 4761 5300
|Saleyard Contractor||Ronald Philipson||
Mobile: 0428 792 699
|Agent's Office||Agent Representative||
Phone: 07 4787 2048
|Elders Ltd||John Soutar||
Phone: 07 4787 2244
|Geaney's Pty Ltd||Jim Geaney/Matt Geaney||
Phone: 07 4787 4000
|Nutrien Ag Solutions||Tony Bowen/Kerry Mills||
Phone: 07 4787 1666
|Queensland Rural Pty Ltd||Troy Trevor||
Phone: 07 4787 2466
|Ray White Rural||Kevin Currie||
Phone: 07 4721 2000