Having opened in 2022, the state-of-the-art Highveld Auction Centre – operated by BKB Livestock – has quickly earned its place in the heart of the Standerton community, awakening the great potential of livestock trade in the area. Cutting-edge facilities and an unwavering commitment to excellence make the centre the preferred choice for seamless and secure livestock trading.
BKB's investment into this facility is the fruition of it's vision to uplift the Standerton community by introducing local opportunities for producers, contributing towards job creation, and securing wealth into the future.
The Core of the Livestock Community
The Highveld Auction Centre brings together both large- and small-scale producers from near and far. As an aggregation point for small lots, it streamlines the trading process, which helps buyers conveniently assess a variety of lots in one place and helps sellers market their livestock efficiently.
Livestock trading in the area has been redefined by simultaneous auctions, in which multiple auction houses conduct their sales at the same time. This has resulted in a vibrant and effective market ecosystem that benefits both buyers and sellers in terms of convenience and cost-efficiencies. Furthermore, it creates an active hub of commerce for the community, serving as an economic epicentre that prioritises the well-being of livestock and provides secure and trusted trading practices.
Rigorous Biosecurity Measures
Livestock is protected by a set of stringent protocols:
In addition to these practices and infrastructure innovations, the centre also offers safe loading docks, engineered with the animals' safety in mind. As well as superb viewing pens, which enable thorough inspection of the livestock, and comfortable auction pavilions.
These features focused on livestock health and the auction experience elevate the Highveld Auction Centre to South Africa's most modern and user-friendly auction centre.
Conveniently located in Standerton, which boasts a variety of guest houses and conference centres, the facility's ease of access to the public makes it an ideal destination for annual meetings and events.
A reliable power supply, with backup generators and free Wi-Fi, ensures uninterrupted proceedings. Ample, efficient parking; well-maintained ablution facilities; a fully equipped modern kitchen and an inviting cafeteria offering a delightful dining experience add to the centre's attraction.
At the same time, visitors can rest easy in the knowledge that their well-being and security, and that of their animals, is assured. Safety and adherence to regulations are paramount at the Highveld Auction Centre. Protection is provided by trained security guards and a comprehensive security system, including alarms and cameras, as well as the centre's firm adherence to all departmental regulations relating to fly and rodent control, disinfection, and manure removal.
A Premium Experience
The Highveld Auction Centre exemplifies BKB Livestock's unwavering dedication to excellence. We're proud of the role we play in uniting participants in the livestock auction industry, and we're thrilled to welcome seasoned traders and new participants to Standerton and the very best auction experience in the country.