Built around the mid 1970s the Blackall saleyards were established as a structure to sell local cattle and have been in operation for many years. Today the facility is the major selling centre in western Queensland and source cattle from northern and far western regions. Over 120,000 cattle pass through the yards each year. Cattle sales are held each Thursday and are an incredible sight to see, with over 100 people attending. Keep an eye out for cattle sale times posted in front of cattle sale agent business premises. A new viewing platform has been installed at the saleyards for visitors to check out the way cattle are auctioned.