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 holding paddocks available for before & after sale use
- Cattle yards available for spelling of stock
COOTA SHEEP SALE 24/1/18
The Cootamundra Saleyards & Associated Agent held there fortnightly sale, with a good yarding of 3022 head which was similar to the last sale.
The market consisted of 2316 Lambs, 492 Ewes, 28 Hoggets, 41 Rams, & 35 Wethers
With most of the regular buyers on the rail,during a heavy thunderstorm they operated in a market that was general very firm across the board, for lambs, with mutton prices mainly $ 2 to $4.00 cheaper. The quality of the yarding was very good, although heavy mutton was scarce. Store lambs were limited with a few pens going to the feedlots, although the processor were active in the lighter lambs, making up to $136.00.
Top price of the day for lambs went to Ron Ward “Bellvue” Jindalee Straight , with a quality pen of fresh shorn XB Lambs making $176.00 and were knocked down to Australian Lamb Company after spirited bidding. These Lambs, with an estimated carcase weight of 27 kg and a skin value of $5.00 came back at $6.45 / KG CW .
Most prices were in the range of $6.30 to $6.50 KG CW although light re stocker lambs and processors are still making up to & over $7.10 / KG CW
XB New Season Lambs:
24 to 27 KG CW made from $168 to $176.00
20 to 24 KG CW made from $155 to $160
18 to 20 KG CW made from $135 to $150
16 to 18 KG CW made from $120 to $135
14 to 16 KG CW made from $80 to $120.00
The top price mutton went to a pen of heavy shorn ewes making$ 136.00. lighter mutton made between $75 to $95.00 per head with boner mutton making between $30 to $50.00. Most mutton ranged between $4.00 TO $4.40 KG CW.
Limited hoggets sold to a top of $ 140.00 to average $117.00 to be fully firm.
COOTAMUNDRA Sale Yards and Associated Agents would like to advice that the next sale will be held on Wednesday the 7th of February commencing at 8.30 AM. Please book early with your preferred agent.