Kyneton Saleyards history

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On 28 April 2010 the 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 has changed locations at least 4 times. Prior to 1964, they were located where the Kyneton Secondary College now stands, and previously on the old John Brown Hosiery site.