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 5155 sheep and Lambs at its regular fortnightly sale. This was an increase of over 600 head from the previous sale.
The market consisted of 2696 Lambs, 2111 Ewes, 216 Hoggets, 94 Old Sheep & 38 Rams.
The quality of the market was not as good as the previous sale with most agents having only 3 -4 lead pens, with a larger percentage of forward store lambs coming through, with the seasonal conditions still looking bleak.
Agents quoted the market for top lambs to be firm to $ 5.00 cheaper in some places. Secondary lambs showing signs of dryness were up to $10.00 cheaper.
Most light store lambs went to the processors with only a few pens going to feed lots and the re stockers not showing much interest at all.
Top price of the day went to Russell Gregory of Quandialla, with a quality pen of heavy XB lambs making $172.00. These Lambs, with an estimated carcase weight of 28. kg and a jacket value of $9.00 came back at $5.65 / KG CW and were knocked down to Southern Meats Goulburn.
Lead pens of heavy trade lambs held fairly solid with Byrne Farming Co Berthong, presenting a very good quality pen of XB lambs that made $155.20. With an estimated CW of 26 KG and wrapped up in a $7.00 coat they came back at $5.55 / KG CW and also went to Southern Meats. Lighter trade lambs struggled to hold their form and were up to $7.00 of the pace of the previous sale.
XB Trade Lambs:
24 to 26 KG CW made from $150 to $155.00
20 to 24 KG CW made from $135 to $145.00
18 to 20 KG CW made from $120 to $125.00
16 to 18 KG CW made from $110 to $120.00
14 to 16 KG CW made from $65 to $75.00
Mutton numbers also lifted again with only a few lead pens of heavy mutton, with the majority starting to show signs of the dry Autumn. Heavy mutton still sold well and was firm on last sale. With a major processor absent lighter mutton was up to $10 to $12.00 back from the previous sale. Heavy mutton are making between $4.30 to $4.50 $ KG CW.
COOTAMUNDRA Sale Yards and Associated Agents would like to advice that the next sale will be held on Wednesday 16 May commencing at 8.30 AM. Please book early with your preferred agent