Cattle sale have changed at Bendigo.

The Bendigo Livestock Exchange had its first prime cattle sale on Monday morning, a shift from the traditional Tuesday timeslot, as part of a three month trial.

Changing times in the meat and livestock industry has brought about the change, with around 200 cattle sold per weekly sale.

Throughout the three week trial, the cattle sale will start at 8.30am and aim to finish at 9am, with the prime lamb sale to follow at 9.30am.