A project in the making since 2008, the South Eastern Livestock Exchange (SELX) took 313 days to build and tomorrow Australia’s newest livestock selling centre will be fully operational. SELX will welcome 16,290 sheep for the facility’s first prime lamb and sheep sale, scheduled for Wednesday, 24th August at 11:00am. 870 suckers, 7,450 x bred lambs, 3,490 merinos and 4,480 mutton will go under the hammer.
“We are really happy with the sheep numbers booked in for tomorrow’s sale and are impressed with the quality across the board,” said SELX Manager, Rod Bourlet. “It is fantastic to have the facility fully operational and gives the sale day staff the opportunity to refine our processes.“
All 12 Foundation Agents will be represented on the day with Elders Crookwell, Goulburn and Yass penning just under 3,500, the most of any agent for tomorrow’s sale.
“Elders are excited to have a state-of-the-art facility in our very own backyard, which provides us with another great marketing tool for our clients,” said Elder’s Goulburn Agent, Oliver Mason. “With great company support we will have stock represented from Cooma, Goulburn, Yass, Young, Boorowa and Cootamundra.”
With 10-20mls of rain predicted during tomorrow’s sale, buyers, sellers, agents, bystanders and sheep will be kept dry and well protected from the elements with 25,000sqm of roof covering all sheep selling pens.
SELX Chairman, Rowena Abbey and SELX Director’s, Col Medway and Rohan Arnold will officially open the sheep yards prior to tomorrow’s sale.