With a roof spanning 5 rugby fields and 86km of steel railing constructing 524 selling pens, Australia’s newest livestock selling centre, South Eastern Livestock Exchange (SELX) will open to the public this Sunday, 3rd July, 10:00am – 2:00pm.
“When you sit back and look at what has gone into the construction of SELX, it is pretty impressive,” said SELX partner, Rohan Arnold. “1,450 tonnes of steel, 63,000 tonnes of gravel, over 275,000 roofing screws! But the most important figures of all are the 100,000 cattle and 1.2 million sheep the livestock exchange anticipates selling each year.”
South Eastern Livestock Exchange (SELX) is located at the intersection of seven highways and arterial roads, just off the Hume Highway in Yass NSW. Construction of the $15 million, 16 hectare world-class, regional livestock selling centre commenced in September 2015, with the final touches currently being added before sales commence in August 2016.
“The Open Day on Sunday is a fantastic opportunity for people to come behind the scenes of this world-class livestock selling centre before we open our doors in just over a months time,” said SELX Manager, Rod Bourlet. “We are collecting a gold coin donation at the gate, which will be donated directly to BeyondBlue and Yass Early Childhood Centre will be running a fundraising BBQ to assist with their construction project.”