Charters Towers, Charters Towers Area
Experience the thrill of livestock going under the hammer. Cattle Sales are held every Wednesday at the Dalrymple Sales Yards. Beef is produced on 250 commercial properties running around 600,000 head of cattle between them, making the Charters Towers Regional Council region the biggest cattle producing local Government area in Australia.
Dalrymple Sales Yards sell over 100,000 head per annum of store and prime cattle and hosts North Queensland's premier bull and horse sales. The significance of the selling centre and the quality of the animals marketed is highlighted by the centre recently breaking an auction record price for a bull of AUD145,000.