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Central West Livestock Exchange
..Forbes Shire Council secured a major award for Engineering excellence, for the construction of the Central West livestock Exchange.
Forbes is an important stock selling centre. Its Central West Livestock Exchange is one of the world's most state of the art saleyards and Australia’s largest under cover cattle selling centres.
Central West Livestock Exchange, Forbes Central West NSW.
Forbes Shire Council secured a major award for Engineering excellence, for the construction of the Central West livestock Exchange.
The judges citation stated “Construction of the new Central West Livestock Exchange at Forbes has raised the bar significantly on the standard of stock selling centres, with its focus on animal welfare, environmental compliance, OH&S and functional design.”
The international market expects management of livestock biosecurity, processes to manage an emergency disease outbreak and measures to prevent it occurring in the first place. 
The Forbes saleyard’s biosecurity measures were developed during the planning and construction process and not as an afterthought and show significant foresight creating saleyards that meet the biosecurity needs of both domestic and international markets.
A ‘clean and green’ image shows in the areas of technology, waste management, animal welfare and transport.
Unlike most modern saleyards, which have concrete floors, the new Forbes facility has floors made of compacted sawdust, rice hulls and sand.  The soft stand floor will mean that if we see foot problems in an animal, it won't be associated with standing on a concrete floor.  Sore feet  - an early sign of foot-and-mouth disease, one of the most feared of the emergency diseases with the potential to enter Australia.
The integrated National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) software provides the technology to trace livestock movements forwards and backwards and Animal Health Australia was impressed with the waste disposal plan and truck wash areas.
  • Cattle every Monday (excluding public holidyas)
  • Prime Lamb & Sheep - every Tuesday
  • Store Cattle - monthly (see for sale dates)
  • Pigs every second Friday
Bruce Spackmans Stock Transport
Frank Glennan Transport
Greg Dunn
Rex White Transport
RK & FL Coker Stock Transport
Rob Allen Livestock Transport
Ron Stace Transport
Neil Morrison Transport
Max Haley Livestock Transport
HL White Transport
Wilso's Livestock and Hay Transport
02 6852 4427
02 6851 1411
02 6851 2390
0427 512 390
02  6852 2443
02  6857 5199  or  0407 257 364
0427 456 184
026851 1147  or  0427 511 157
02 6851 4072
02 6852 3247
0427 643 061
Central West Livestock Exchange - CWLE:
Located - 10 kms north of Forbes
Back Yamma Road, off Newell Highway, Forbes NSW.
Visits and Tours:
Open 7 days:
Visitors are welcome to visit the complex with access available Weekdays 8am – 5pm, Saturday 10am – 4pm and Sunday 9am – 5pm.
Please call 02 65502318 or email to book a group tour of the facility.
Visitor Information Centre
Forbes NSW is one of 18 regions in the HIGHWAY WEST, family of NSW Town websites.
Visit the 18 regions in the Highway West, Central West, Central Tablelands and Blue Mountains NSW, family of web sites.
The Central West Livestock Exchanged opened in 2006 when the brand new $10.4 Million cattle auction facility was completed.
The $15 Million sheep auction facility was opened in late 2010 and the $1.2 million pig auction facility completed the project in
April 2012.
The Forbes Central West Livestock Exchange is a state of the art facility and proven choice for buying and selling premium quality cattle, sheep, lambs and pigs. Located just 12kms from the centre of Forbes and ideally positioned just off the Newell Highway it is the perfect choice for buyers and sellers from far and wide. The Forbes Central West Livestock Exchange is Australia's newest and most advanced auction facility offering buyers and sellers a modern, safe and fully maintained facility that is second to none.
Since opening in 2006, the Forbes Central West Livestock Exchange has developed a reputation amongst both buyers and sellers for the strong competitive market it offers as well as the friendly atmosphere, excellent service and the facility’s commitment to the safe handling and comfort of the livestock.The facility offers buyers and sellers a modern, safe and fully maintained facility which is
  • Canteen
  • Truck driver amenities
  • Ample truck and car parking
  • Separate cattle, sheep and pig selling facilities
  • 6 bay high pressure truck wash
  • Toilets
  • Soft flooring
  • Automated drafting system

  • Raised buyer walkways
  • Water in all cattle pens, with water & feeding facilities available in holding yards for special livestock sales
  • Stud sale facilities on site including wash bay, with the option of ring or pen selling
  • Advanced security with AV data entry
  • 24 hour surveillance
  • Good lighting at Livestock dumps
General Enquiries:
Forbes Shire Council:  02 6850 2300
Yard office:  02 6853 3194
Yard fax:  02 6853 3196
Yard supervisor:
Mick Rath
Mobile: 0417 803 577
Marketing Manager:
Sarah White
Phone: 02 6850 2318 or 0418 780 560
Bargwanna & Gerrard
Kevin Miller Whitty Lennon & Co
Langlands Hanlon
McCarron Cullinaine Chudleigh
Forbes Livestock Association
VC Reid and Son
02 6851 4777
02 6852 3355
02 6852 1644
02 6852 1466
02 6862 2362
02 6362 4755
02 6852 2299
02 6852 1481