Tamworth Regional Livestock Exchange (TRLX) - Cattle Saleyards

Owner:

Palisade Investment Partners Limited

Principle Construction Contractor:

Brice Engineers

Site Operator:

Regional Infrastructure Pty Ltd

Location:

Tamworth

Status:

Completed April 2013

Gallery

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Thompson Longhorn was engaged to design, manufacture and install a large 439 yard cattle exchange facility. Existing selling facilities were becoming out dated and out grown. The new facility is referred to as TRLX which is an acronym for Tamworth Regional Livestock eXchange.

Scope

  • 2D and 3D Design, quantity survey and estimating.
  • Build a dedicated test facility to trial auctioneers walkways and sale pen design.
  • Yards to integrate with overhead roof structure
  • Safe public buying and agent selling access
  • Loading and unloading of trailers, single deck and double deck trucks as well as quick unloading dump ramps
  • Optimized for post-sale weighing
  • Weigh bulk mobs of cattle via a weighbridge and singularly via a dedicated crush
  • Equipment able to be controlled from hand remotes and semi automate with saleyards software, reducing excessive staff & supporting WH&S standards.
  • Support horse rider workflow & gate operation
  • Equipment conforms to NLIS scanning equipment requirements
  • Address animal welfare issues such as drinking water availability and low stress animal handling equipment
  • Capable of accommodating and maintaining soft fill flooring
  • Provide dust suppression
  • Holding capabilities with feed bunkers and water
Tamworth Saleyards Site Aerial View

Tamworth Saleyards Site Aerial View

Selling Pens & Buyers Walkway

Selling Pens & Buyers Walkway


Achievements

  • Built simultaneously alongside sheep selling facility
  • Installed in conjunction with roof, civil and building by Brice Engineers
  • Pre fab offsite majority of components prior to installation
  • Product layout plans and as built plans
  • Staged install for improved logistics and efficiency
  • QA completion documentation

Statistics

 
34,102

Metres of Oval Rail

30,170

Metres Squared Total Yard Area = 4 Rugby League Football Fields

23,079

Nuts and Bolts

22,220

Litres Drinking Trough Capacity for Cattle

13,418

Metres Squared of Roof Area = Fills 3.6 Standard Olympic Swimming Pools a Year (average annual rainfall of 673mm)

12,975

Metres of Gate Frames and Posts

2,728

Metres of Water Pipe

2,055

Metres of Elevated Walkways

1,734

Post Holes

1,439

Gates

647

Cubic Metres of Concrete

439

Total Number of Pens

338

Selling Pens

238

Metres of Feed Trough Access for Cattle

54

Sets of Stairs

22

Weeks of Site Construction Time (19th Nov 2012 - 19th Apr 2013)

9

Cattle Loading Ramps

1

World Class Facility