Development to the Scone Regional Livestock Selling Centre, known as the Scone Saleyards, will increase throughput by 50,000 head of cattle pa by 2028. The European Union (EU) accredited saleyards have been operating in Scone since the 1940’s with the current facilities established in mid 1970’s.
We move over 1,000 head of cattle, on average through the fat cattle sales each Tuesday, with store sales on the 3rd Thursday of each month and six stud sales throughout the year.
JBS MEAT PROCESSING PLANT
On the edge of town is the JBS owned Hunter Valley Meats. The plant was acquired by JBS Australia in April 2015, the country’s largest beef processor. The Scone facility employs over 400 people including from factory hands, HR and senior management. Local businesses also benefit from the processing facility including contractors, hospitality, housing rental and trades.
The facility, strategically placed within prime cattle country has access to an extensive network of quality Australian cattle throughout the region. The JBS facility processes grass fed beef and is capable of processing up to 1,050 head of cattle per day.