Mental Health and Wellbeing on the Land

Mental Health and Wellbeing on the Land

mental health booklet cover

Natural disasters, droughts, financial stress, and geographic isolation are some of the challenges faced by people in regional and rural Queensland. 

These adversities often have a significant impact on entire communities, families, and the local economy. 

However, the impact on mental health and wellbeing can be overlooked and, due to the remoteness and lack of supply, accessing appropriate services can be more challenging than in urban areas.

The Royal Flying Doctor Service is working towards increasing access to mental health services in regional and rural Queensland through the development and distribution of the new book ‘Mental Health and Wellbeing on the Land’.

This valuable resource, which has been funded by a grant provided by Thankful4Farmers, aims to provide support to individuals and families who are struggling with mental health issues and help break down the barriers that prevent people from seeking help.

You can register to be sent a copy of the book by emailing

2022-2023 Saleyard Survey Results Are In!

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At the end of every financial year, the National Livestock Reporting Service, with the support of the Australian Livestock Markets Association (ALMA) conducts a voluntary survey of saleyard throughput figures by state and the results are hot off the press!
🔴  To view the results of the 2022-2023 survey visit 🔗…/mla_nlrs_saleyard-survey-2022…
🟢  To view previous saleyard surveys visit 🔗…/cattle/Saleyard-surveys/

2024 AusSaleyards Expo to be held in Melbourne

The AusSaleyards Expo is an exciting event for the Australian saleyards industry and it’s scheduled to take place in Melbourne in 2024. This expo is a significant gathering for professionals involved in the saleyards industry and it provides a platform for showcasing the latest innovations, technologies, and best practices in the industry. One of the key aspects of the AusSaleyards Expo is its focus on education and networking. It often hosts seminars, workshops and presentations by industry experts, allowing attendees to gain valuable insights into market trends, animal care practices, and marketing strategies. The choice of Melbourne as the host city for the expo is strategic, as Melbourne is not only one of Australia’s major economic hubs but also has excellent facilities for hosting large-scale events. Attendees can expect a well-organized and productive experience, with ample opportunities to connect with peers, learn from experts, and discover the latest advancements in the livestock industry. As the event draws closer in 2024 more details will be released about the specific dates, venue, and agenda. It’s an event that promises to be both informative and enjoyable for all those involved in the Australian saleyards industry. So mark your calendars and stay tuned for updates!

2023 Industry Champion Award – Roma Saleyards

The ALMA Saleyards Industry Champion Award recognises a saleyard that champions saleyards across four key areas:
How we care for our animals
How we care for our people
How we contribute to the economy, and
How we contribute to the community.
The 2023 Industry Champion Award goes to Roma Saleyards and the Maranoa Regional Council.
Pictured: Daniel Haslop, Roma Saleyards and Andrea Lethbridge, ALPA

2023 Animal Welfare Award Winner – WAMIA Muchea Livestock Centre

The ALMA Excellence in Animal Welfare Award recognises a saleyards with excellent animal welfare practices. The 2023 winner is WAMIA Muchea Livestock Centre, Western Australia.
Pictured: Steve Loane, ALMA Board; Cassi Walmsley, Forbes (previous winner); and Peter Malady, Muchea.