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Hamilton Regional Livestock Exchange

The Hamilton Regional Livestock Exchange is one of Australia’s busiest with approximately one million sheep and 50,000 cattle sold annually. The venue attracts vendors from as far afield as Horsham, Skipton, Mortlake, Warrnambool and even into New South Wales and Queensland.

The Livestock Exchange is also leading Australia with the latest technology as part of the National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) and is accredited under the National Saleyards Quality Assurance (NSQA) and European Union (EU). Electronic ear tag identification placed in cattle through the NLIS program allows lifetime traceability of animals from their property of birth right through to slaughter.

HRLX Throughput Figures - May 2022

AgentPrime CattleTotal CattleLambsSheepTotal Sheep
Elders Ltd.65 65 4359 2271 6630
J.M. Ellis & Co.111 111 10366 5075 15441
Kerr & Co101 101 14943 6531 21474
Lanyon's42 42 2105 1888 3993
L.M.B. Livestock69 69 9251 4421 13672
SGLRE21 21 6345 4246 10591
Nutrien Livestock59 59 2403 2031 4434
TOTALS468 468 49772 26463 76235

Sheep and Lamb Sales

Sales are held weekly every Wednesday, while in peak season (between the end of November and March) lambs are sold on a Wednesday and sheep on a Thursday. At the end of November and December there are also five special Monday lamb sales with a 9.30am start.

Cattle Sales

Sales are held weekly every Friday with special sales held on demand. There are also significant annual calf sales in January each year.


  • Coin and AVDATA operated truck wash, open 24 hours
  • Access to water and holding
  • Liveweight scales with post-sale weighing of cattle
  • Air conditioned canteen offering sit down meals and refreshments on sale days
  • Amenities block with showers available
  • Modern cattle yards, including some undercover
  • A mixture of saw dust and chips as soft flooring in cattle selling pens (which has proved to be an outstanding success in eradicating foot soreness in cattle).

Chris Dahlenburg
Hamilton Livestock Exchange
105 Portland Road
Hamilton VIC 3300
Phone (03) 5572 3736
Mobile 0418 528 260
Fax (03) 5572 3736

Agent Details
Elders Limited (03) 5551 5700
JM Ellis & Co. (03) 5572 3109
Keith P Lanyon (03) 5572 2018
Kerr & Co. (03) 5572 2633
Landmark Limited (03) 5572 1500
LMB Linke (03) 5572 5219
Southern Grampians Livestock (03) 5571 1404

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