Facilities

Features, Services & Facilities

  • Separate Cattle and Sheep selling pavilions.
  • Capacity to hold 26,000 sheep and 3,900 cattle undercover.
  • Furnished Amenities – 10 Agent Offices, Buyers Lounge and Canteen facilities
  • 5 Bay Avdata Truck Wash
  • Located in the heart of the CT region, on the Mid Western Highway
  • There are approximately 9 acres under roof.  
  • The sheep pavilion roof is 224m long and 82m wide, and the cattle pavilion 144m long and 109m wide.
  • The roofs are clad with site manufactured Aramax sheet which was developed in Carcoar, and is manufactured by Brice Engineers. 
  • The cattle pavilion roof sheets are believed to be the longest single length sheets manufactured and erected anywhere in the world. 
  • The 15,600 square metre cattle pavilion roof was manufactured and erected in ten days

Cattle Features:

  • The cattle yards are mechanized and automated to a level never before seen in Australian saleyards. 
  • Soft floors for all areas under cover provide the ultimate in animal comfort. 
  • 60 Receiving & delivery pens, 216 Selling pens – with a capacity of 4,000 head of prime cattle, and 36 Small lot or bull pens
  • 2 Automatic scan weigh 9 way draft stations with crush, 1 crush and 3 way draft, 2 Five way pound drafts
  • 2 pneumatic 5 way pound drafts, 2 automatic 9 way drafts with pneumatic crush with chin lifter for checking dentition, a manual crush with chin lifter and 3 way pneumatic draft.
  • 5 fixed two level heavy ramps for two deck trucks and 4 loading dock direct discharge points for receiving and delivering stock.

Sheep Features:

  • Selling pens have a capacity of 24,000 lambs, and has the capacity to handle 40,000 sheep on a single day. 
  • 24 Receiving pens, 448 Selling pens,32 Delivery pens and 34 Holding pens
  • 4 adjustable vee races with 4 way drafts – for efficient pre sale drafting
  • 5 In lane 2 way drafts for small lots
  • 2 Drenching races
  • 8 Heavy electrically adjustable ramps, 3 Light manually adjustable ramps
  • A straight flow through design to facilitate receival and delivery efficiency, and easier livestock transport access. 
  • Pen gates include dividing gates that can be opened, providing access for Bobcat cleaning

Ancillary Facilities:

  • Admin buildings include offices for stock and station agents, a transport company, a first aid room and a buyer’s lounge for business and comfort.
  • 100 seat restaurant with conference room. 
  • Buildings are styled on the traditional Australian homestead with wide perimeter verandahs. 
  • The dining room has panoramic views over the sheep pavilion on one side and southwest over the rolling Carcoar countryside.
  •  A maintenance workshop/garage is situated adjacent to the truck parking area.
  • Truck driver amenities with 2 ensuites with shower, toilets and hand basins plus a laundry with washing machine and dryer. 
  • An Avdata key operated 5 Bay Truck Wash, with water supplied by on site dams which capture runoff from the roofs and paved areas. 

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