Saleyard Services

The Dalrymple (H.M. Clarke) Saleyards do not currently accept visitors or conduct tours of the facility. The Saleyards and the adjacent Equestrian Centre are also subject to current COVID-19 restrictions.

Saleyard Services

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).

Dalrymple Stadium

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.

Workplace Induction booklets used by Saleyard users and transport operators available upon request.

Contact Information

Title Name Contact Details
Saleyard Superintendent Ralph Peno

Mobile: 0427 875 638
Office: 07 4761 5501
Fax: 07 4761 5555

Council Office  

Phone:  07 4761 5300

Saleyard Livestock Contractor Saleyard Services NQ,
Ross Palmer & Susie Dixon

Mobile: 0428 874 788

Agent's Office Agent Representative

Phone: 07 4787 2048
Fax: 07 4761 5590

Elders Ltd Tom Kennedy

Phone: 07 4787 2244

Geaney's Pty Ltd Jim Geaney/Matt Geaney

Phone: 07 4787 4000

Nutrien Ag Solutions Brent Williams

Phone: 07 4787 1666

Queensland Rural Pty Ltd Troy Trevor

Phone: 07 4787 2466

Ray White Rural  Liam Kirkwood

Phone: 07 4721 2000