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SALEYARDS

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:-

Holman & Tolmie

Delta Livestock & Property

Bassingthwaighte Livestock & Property Marketing

Elders

Landmark

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

CURRENT SALE

The Cootamundra Associated Agents yarded 3550 Sheep and Lambs at its Fortnightly Sale, which was a decrease of 500 from the previous sale.

The Market consisted of 450 Suckers, 1900 Lambs, and 1200 Sheep and competition was not as buoyant as it has been.

The market trends fluctuated throughout the sale with the very good fresh new season lambs selling 800 – 840c/kg. The best old lambs sold at 700 – 760c/kg but if the same weight lambs were lacking cover, they were  receiving 600-650c/kg.

The first suckers for the season hit Cootamundra and top price went to the Turner family of Wallendbeen with their fresh suckers that made $196. With a weight of 22.5 kg and $8 skin they came back at 835 c/kg.

A single smaller pen of old lambs of long term contributer to the yards, Merv Scott of Cootamundra made $221. With a skin of $10 and weighing 28kg they came back at 750c/kg

Competition was erratic for the trade weight old lambs and they made $135 – $166 to avg 740 c/kg with light trade old lambs that lacked finish sold mostly from $105 – $125.

A run of trade weight Merino lambs sold from $135 – $175 to make 600 – 700 c/kg, once again the level of competition depended on fat and muscle cover.

The Mutton market has seen a correction with heavy ewes being $20 cheaper and medium weight sheep being firm to $5 easier. The weight was not the same as previous sales and most ewes made $115 – $150.

Cootamundra Saleyards & Associated Agents would like to advise that the next sheep sale will be on Wednesday the 8th of August, commencing at 8.30am. Please book early with your preferred agents.