Maranoa Regional Council’s Roma Saleyards will be turning 50 next year as the cattle industry enjoys historically high prices.

Continuing to unite industry, landholders and visitors to the region, the Saleyards remain an important asset for employment, economic activity and trade, maintaining high industry standards and its accreditation for National Saleyard Quality Assurance and the European Union.

Councillor Peter Flynn, Portfolio Chair for Roma Saleyards, said as the facility is in its 49th year, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the success of the Roma Saleyards and the graziers that have played a vital role over this time.

“As the proud owner of the facility, Council has played witness to a constantly changing and ever improving industry. Cattle prices have remained strong for the beginning of 2017, and it is great to see high numbers of buyers and vendors continuing to attend the sales each week,” Cr Flynn said.

“Graziers and their families have played a vital role in the success of the Roma Saleyards – with the weekly consignment of quality stock driving competition between industry stakeholders such as feedlot owners and meat processers. Like all Australian livestock markets, appreciation must go to our dedicated stock handling team and Saleyards employees for their high standards of operation, which sees the facility continue to run safely and smoothly.”

The Roma Saleyards looks forward to celebrating many more milestones as 2017 progresses.