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East Gippsland Livestock Exchange
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East Gippsland Livestock Exchange
Information on the East Gippsland Livestock Exchange, market dates and results.

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The East Gippsland Livestock Exchange is accredited with National Saleyard Quality Assurance Ltd (NSQA), Meat and Livestock Australia, European Union Cattle Accreditation Scheme (EUCAS) and Meat Standards Australia.

Livestock care is a priority and our management practices and facility design ensure a low-stress environment.

The East Gippsland Livestock Exchange is focused on providing accurate weighing of livestock for our vendors and buyers to ensure confidence in correct weight. Gippsland Scales calibrating twice a year, along with weekly weigh checks using registered weights to ensure full value of stock.

Address: 11 Saleyard Road (off Dalmahoy Street), Bairnsdale.

Market Schedule and Results

Visit the Market Schedule and Results page to see this information or download the Livestock Exhange Sale Date Calendar here (0.3mb).

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Facilities and Attractions

The East Gippsland Livestock Exchange operates under sustainable environmental management practices demonstrated by our EPA approved effluent system, biosecurity practices and efficient water and power use.

  • Over 138,500 head processed annually
  • 151 undercover soft floor selling pens
  • 210 sheep selling pens
  • Automatic refill fresh potable water supplied to each pen and yards
  • 2 multi-lane NLIS scanning bays (hand-held scanning services also available)
  • 2 weigh stations
  • 1 hydraulic crush
  • 1 B-double loading race
  • 8 standard loading races
  • 1 small trailer loading race
  • 2 sheep loading races
  • 1 small trailer sheep loading race
  • Rotunda display ring
  • Kiosk and Stock Agent Office facilities
  • Effluent infrastructure compliant with EPA requirements
  • Yarding capacity of 3,000 cattle and 20,000 sheep/lambs

Buyer attractions

  • NSQA Accredited, MSA Licensed and NLIS Compliant
  • Lifetime traceability available
  • Pre-weighed fat cattle sales
  • Random DPI auditing of livestock health condition on sale days
  • The yards attract livestock in premium quality condition
  • Friendly atmosphere and near town shopping
  • Paved parking

Seller attractions

  • Low-cost fees
  • Easy-to-read display boards over each pen
  • Quality reputation to attract strong buyer turnout
  • Competitive prices proven well above direct paddock sales
  • Meeting areas for exchange of industry information
  • Sale reports feature in the National Livestock Reporting Service (ABC radio and local newspapers).

Transport operator attractions

  • Easy access loading ramps with safe walkway lanes
  • Paved access areas
  • Access to showers and toilets
  • 2-lane token and AVDATA truck wash facilities. Hose size 40mm with tapered fitting
  • Kiosk facilities serving fresh coffee and meals
  • Near town centre trucking services
  • Close to Princes Highway for direct transport
  • Applications for AVDATA keys available from Council service centres

Compliance

East Gippsland Livestock Exchange adheres to the Saleyard Code of Conduct. This provides an environment that minimises stress levels to livestock, with the following design and management features:

  • Manicured sawdust flooring presented for each sale day
  • Viewer-friendly walkway design
  • Acoustically designed to diffuse noise
  • Designed for maximum fresh air exchange
  • Undercover pens maximising natural lighting
  • Auto-refill fresh potable water to each pen
  • Laneway and pen design minimises bruising risk to livestock and facilitates safe handling

Sales and Fees

Sale start times

Prime Cattle: 9.00 am

Store Cattle: 10.00 am

Sheep: 11.00 am

Horses: For information contact Bairnsdale Horse Auctions.

For information on special sales contact your stock agent.

Yard fees

Yarding Fees Basis Fee (GST incl.)
Horses Each $29.00
Bulls Each $23.50
Calves Each $3.90
Fat cattle Each $10.00
Sheep Each $2.10
Store Cattle Each $10.80
Cow and calf unit Unit $11.80

Prime market

Prime market Basis Fee (GST incl.)
Live Weight and Scanning Each $8.90
Unweighed Cattle Scanning Each $4.10
Cow and Calf Scanning Each $5.45
Hook Cattle Each $11.40
Hook Bulls Each $20.20

Store market

Store market Basis Fee (GST incl.)
Unweighed Cattle Scanning Each $4.10
Cow and Calf Scanning Each $5.45

Agent selling fees

Agent's selling fees Basis Fee (GST incl.)
Horse, Sheep and Cattle Sales Each $400.00
Cattle Sales 200 heads or less Each $400.00
Cattle Sales greater than 200 heads Each $400.00

In transit yard use fees

In transit yard use fees Basis Fee (GST incl.)
Horse Each $14.45
Sheep Each $1.90
Sheep - notified Each $1.00
Bobby calves Each $1.90
Cattle Each $7.05
Cattle - notified Each $5.00
Cattle - non notified Each $10.00
Bulls Each $14.40
Bulls (stud)- notified Each $5.00
Bulls (other non stud)- notified Each 10.00
Crush use Free

Other services

Other services Basis Fee (GST incl.)
Post breeder tags (sheep) Each $3.25
Post breeder tags (cattle) Each $15.20
Post breeder tags (sheep) after 2nd warning Each $18.25
Post breeder tags (cattle) after 2nd warning Each $36.40
Abattoirs (cattle) weigh/scan service Each $11.30
Sheep scanning Each $0.20

Livestock carrier services

Livestock carrier services Basis Fee (GST incl.)
Truck wash Meter Each $1.40
Showers Free
Rest Area Parking Free

Local Stock Agents

Elders Rural Services

03 5153 6100

Bill Wyndham & Co.

03 5153 0533

Nutrien East Gippsland Livestock

03 5153 1144

Sharp Fullgrabe & Co Pty Ltd

03 5152 6411

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Contact the Livestock Exchange

Telephone 0417 707 540 or email livestockexchangeteam@egipps.vic.gov.au.

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Tuesday, August 10, 2021