Livestock agent Mick Hornsby reflects on Melbourne's big saleyards

Bryce Eishold
Updated December 6 2023 - 7:05am, first published December 3 2023 - 7:00am
Veteran livestock agent Mick Hornsby says the closure of Pakenham's saleyards will be the end of an era for Victoria's livestock industry. Picture by Bryce Eishold
Veteran livestock agent Mick Hornsby says the closure of Pakenham's saleyards will be the end of an era for Victoria's livestock industry. Picture by Bryce Eishold

Mick Hornsby says history will be made in 2024 as the last metropolitan livestock saleyard closes its gates, marking the first time in almost 175 years Melbourne will be left without a saleyard on its doorstep.

Bryce Eishold

Bryce Eishold

Senior Journalist

Bryce is a senior journalist with Australian Community Media's Stock & Land where he reports on all aspects of agriculture. Bryce is also the president of the Rural Press Club of Victoria. Email Bryce at bryce.eishold@stockandland.com.au.

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