The Roma Saleyards is the largest cattle selling centre in Australia, with 372,648 cattle sold through the yards in the 2014/15 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 for Store Sales with Prime Sales being conducted every second Thursday 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 the Roma Visitor Information Centre by calling (07) 4622 8676.
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.
An advisory committee is currently gathering feedback on the plan to bring before Council.
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.