ALMA Awards


ALMA wants to recognize the work our members do in championing the saleyards industry to the broader agricultural industry, to the media, and to the public. We know that members do this across all facets of our industry and we want to recognize this work through the Annual ALMA Industry Champion Award.

Key focus areas include:

Our AnimalsHow you look after the animals entrusted to you

Our peopleHow you look after the people who work in our industry - keep them safe, recognize the many different roles that make a successful industry, and encourage diversity and career development

Our economic valueThe contribution your involvement in the saleyard sector of the red meat industry makes to the economy and the saleyard industry in particular, and how you foster competition and embrace emerging tools

Our social value and communityHow you contribute to the community in which you operate



Why did ALMA create an excellence in Animal Welfare Award?

ALMA is the peak national body representing saleyards and lairages in Australia.

ALMA recognises that this industry understands that positive animal health environments are fundamental to the operation of saleyards and lairages, and through design and practice those involved in the industry work to promote desirable animal welfare outcomes.

ALMA wants these positive animal welfare practices and outcomes to be encouraged, recognised and supported throughout the industry.

ALMA is also keen to foster innovation in regard to the promotion and practice of positive health environments.

In recognition, ALMA created the National Award for Animal Welfare in Saleyards and Lairages.



ALMA Saleyards Industry Champion Award

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

ALMA Animal Welfare Award

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.

Previous Award Recipients


Central West Livestock Exchange Forbes, NSW


Mount Barker Regional Saleyards, WA

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Tamworth Regional Livestock Exchange, NSW


Dubbo Regional Livestock Markets, NSW

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Stay tuned for the 2024 award nomination announcement!

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