CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 HEALTH ALERT
Following further announcements from the Queensland Government about local government community facilities, Maranoa Regional Council and the Roma Livestock Agents Association are taking additional proactive steps to limit the size of gatherings at Roma Saleyards Store Sales.
It is recognised that the Saleyards provide an essential service to the regional and Australian beef industry, and in these times it is particularly important that supplies to the market are maintained. Therefore, Roma Saleyards remains open for business and continues to encourage healthy competition with its weekly Tuesday Store Sales. However the increased measures are being introduced to ensure that only essential participants are onsite.
Every attendee will be required to register their attendance to be permitted entry (including all workers).
Attendees will enter the Saleyards through one entrance which will be located on the entry to the main catwalk near the Stud Stock Selling Arena. Once onsite, attendees must practise social distancing by creating a 1.5m distance from others, exercise good hygiene i.e. wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and use hand sanitiser (which has been placed in key locations).
Transport operators will continue to report to the Load In/Out Office where they will register their attendance when cattle are delivered.
The Roma Saleyards Café dining area is for patrons who wish to sit and eat. Under the current Queensland Government COVID-19 restrictions, the Roma Saleyards Café dining area is subject to the following restrictions:
Food and drink businesses, such as restaurants, cafes and pubs, are subject to the following restrictions:
- Indoor spaces measuring less than 200 square metres can have up to
- 1 person per 2 square metres and no more than 50 patrons at a time.
It would be greatly appreciated that upon completion of meals, patrons vacate the dining area allowing others to enter and eat.
We recognise that the management of this pandemic is continually evolving, with measures that can sometimes change on a near-daily basis. We will continue to monitor and implement any recommendations and control measures advised by the Australian and Queensland Governments.
ROMA SALEYARDS VISITOR TOURS
Join a FREE guided tour of the largest cattle selling centre in Australia where local graziers teach you all about the local cattle industry and watch live as auctioneers demonstrate their fast-paced skills.
Tours commence at 8.30am every Tuesday. We recommend arriving at 8.15am.
Sales are every Tuesday however are subject to change.
For more information, contact the Roma Visitor Information Centre on 4622 8676.
INTERPRETIVE CENTRE OPEN EVERY DAY
Maranoa Regional Council is excited to announce the Roma Saleyards Interpretive Centre is open 8am to 5pm every day including weekends.
Visitors must adhere to the Queensland Government's 2 square metres per person rule by ensuring a maximum of 20 people are exploring the Interpretive Centre at any one time.
Upon entry, visitors are asked to sign in and wear the provided gloves while interacting with the displays. Visitors are also encouraged to use the provided hand sanitiser.
Maranoa Regional Council thanks the community for their cooperation during these uncertain times.
The Roma Saleyards is the largest cattle selling centre in Australia, with 275,258 cattle sold through the yards in the 2019/20 financial year.
The saleyards, which are known for their record breaking sales, are the number one choice for many graziers in Queensland, New South Wales and the Northern Territory.
Being both National Saleyard Quality Assurance (NSQA) and European Union (EU) accredited, Roma Saleyards offer a modern, safe and fully maintained facility situated on almost 50 hectares.
Auctions are conducted every Tuesday commencing at 8am, with special sales such as Bull Sales, Herd Dispersal Sales and Special Breed Sales held according to demand.
Tours of the Roma Saleyards are held on select days. Please note sales can be changed and/or cancelled at short notice. Council recommends that for the best experience, and up to date sale information please contact Roma Saleyards Administration by calling 07 4624 0402.
The saleyards and the beef industry itself are entrenched in Roma’s history and play a key part in the region’s economic growth.
The Roma Saleyards Master Plan has been developed with a view to creating a thriving hub of business opportunities and to ‘value add’ to the Saleyards precinct.
The Roma Saleyards delivers huge economic benefits to the region and provides easy access to services for rural producers.
The three-bay Roma Saleyards Truck Wash facility is an important feature of the saleyards, catering for approximately four times the previous customer throughput, by providing additional wash bays.
The design has improved functionality and reduced waiting periods by up to an hour. The facility also reduces the overall quantity of bore water used in the washing process, improves the quality of the discharge and recycles/re-uses the treated discharge.
Designed by Struxi and built by local builders SM and KA Duff, the truck wash was completed in 2015 and has been operating with encouraging reviews ever since.
This project was funded by Maranoa Regional Council ($1 million), the State's Royalties for the Regions program ($1.5 million) and Santos GLNG ($500,000).
Maranoa Regional Council's Roma Saleyards Truck Wash was named a state winner at the 2016 Building Design Association Queensland (BDAQ) Awards.
Winning in the category for Best Special Project, the truck wash received accolades from some of the industry's best designers.