Kyneton Saleyards history
On 28 April 2010 former Agriculture Minister, Joe Helper visited the saleyards and unveiled a plaque commemorating 150 years of operations.
The saleyards are an asset to the township of Kyneton and make a significant contribution to the Macedon Ranges economy, generating around $10 million annually.
Improvement and upgrades to the saleyards over the years have included:
- construction of the auctioneers’ walkway
- installation of selling pen gates
- upgrades to the water supply
- relocation of the water standpipe from Beauchamp Street to a site adjacent to the sheep yards
- installation of modern truck wash facilities
- installation of modern sheep ramps.
The saleyards location has changed at least four times. Prior to 1964, they were located where the Kyneton Secondary College now stands, and previously on the old John Brown Hosiery site.