Cootamundra Saleyards is situated on the Olympic Highway on the northern approach into Cootamundra.
A Prime Lamb & Mutton sale is held every second Wednesday.
Prices achieved have been proven to be equivalent or better to the larger markets in the area with our selling costs cheaper than other larger regional saleyards. We are able to do this due to the high quality stock presented and the good patronage by the industry buyers.
Cootamundra Saleyards has 5 local Stock & Station agents operating out of our facility, they are:-
Cootamundra Saleyards boasts:-
- New loading ramps in the sheep yards
- Shower & toilets for truck drivers with ample truck parking
- Canteen on Sale days run by Can Assist providing hot food, hot and cold drinks
- Avdata truck wash operates 24hrs a day – Contact Saleyards Manager for keys
- Up to 10 hold`ing paddocks available for before & after sale use
- Cattle yards available for spelling of stock
The Cootamundra Saleyards & Associated Agents yarded 2219 sheep and Lambs at it regular fortnightly sale. This was a reduction of over 2000 head from the previous sale.
With a weather event predicted this weekend and a forecasted price rise after Easter, some vendors were hesitant about selling this week.
The market consisted of 1796 Lambs, 321 Ewes, 19 Hoggets, 55 Rams, & 55 wethers
Although it was only a small yarding, the quality was as good as we have seen it for a while, with a very good run of trade lambs and a few pens of heavy weight lambs. The market bounced back from the lows of last fortnight with a price rise of $15 to $20.00 and more in some cases.
Trade lambs in the 20 to 24 KG range were of very good quality and sold accordingly with spirited bidding on most lots to be $20.00 better.
Store lambs were were limited with the odd restocker active, although processors are still keen to purchase light lambs.
Most prices for trade lambs were in the range of $6.00 to $6.50 / KG CW.
Top price of the day went Graham Halbisch of Stockinbingal, with a quality pen of heavy weight XB Lambs making $188.00 . These Lambs, with an estimated carcase weight of 30 kg and a jacket value of $8.00 came back at $6.00 / KG CW and were knocked down to Fletchers International on a knock call.