A FOLLOW-UP PROJECT TO THE SUCCESSFUL SOUTH EASTERN LIVESTOCK EXCHANGE, WVLX IS AUSTRALIA’S NEWEST LIVESTOCK SELLING CENTRE.
The Western Victoria Livestock Exchange is located in the centre of the largest proportion of the region’s cattle population, just off the Hamilton Highway in Mortlake, South West Victoria.
Construction of the $15 million, 12 hectare world-class, regional livestock selling centre took just 8 months to complete. With a roof spanning the size of the MCG and around 2300 tonne of steel used to construct the 416 selling pens, the facility has the capacity to sell 3,000 cattle on any given sale day.
Extensive research into the design and functionality of the saleyards has achieved a world-class facility focused on animal safety and wellbeing, environmental sustainability and workplace health and safety.
10 ‘Foundation Agents’ have signed up to sell through the complex: Elders Kerr & Co, Landmark, Charles Stewart & Co, Southern Grampians Livestock, LMB Linke Livestock, Stewart Nash McVilly, HF Richardson & Co, Rodwells, JM Ellis & Co and Ray White Keatley.
The new WVLX facility will hold prime cattle markets every Monday at 9am with its FIRST EVER sale to be a prime market on Monday 22 January 2018. Store sales will be held monthly, with the first store sale scheduled for Thursday 1 February 2018 at 12 noon, and then monthly thereafter on the second Friday of each month from Friday 9 March 2018. There is also the opportunity for special dairy and beef sales in the 300 seat selling ring as needed.
Staff at WVLX
TIM NOWELL – WVLX MANAGER
Born and bred in the Colac district, Tim’s management career has spanned several industries, including Mining, Quarrying, Transportation, Civil and Corporate Farm Operations.
Over the last 15 years Tim has managed several different businesses, including his own Livestock Transport Company, Corporate Farming Enterprises, Mining Quarrying, Civil, Plant and Maintenance divisions for a large national firm.
Returning to settle his family of five in the Western District after ten years in Queensland, Tim is looking forward to running the WVLX world-class facility in Mortlake.
Away from work Tim is a passionate supporter and committee member of Heart Kids (raising awareness of childhood heart disease), and proudly displays his ‘Hearts Kids’ sticker on his work vehicles, given his own experience of his daughter going through CHD.
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