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 and Associated Agents yarded 2951 Sheep and Lambs at its fortnightly sale which was up about 400 on the last sale
The Market consisted of 800 New Season lambs, 700 Old Lambs, 1451 Mutton.
With the dry times continuing there was an increase of mutton sheep, and as per usual each agent had 4 – 5 lead pen of lambs
With all regular buyers present and a few extra processors from the south who operated spasmodically, they operated in a market that was fully firm to slightly dearer than the previous sale.
Once again there was limited re stocker interest.
Top price of the day and another yard record for Cootamundra was a pen of XB old lambs supplied by John Cameron of Dirnaseer that made $270.00. With an estimated CW of 28 KG and wearing a small $3.00 coat they came back at $9.50 / KG CW & went to Fletchers International after spirited bidding.
New season lambs were also eagerly sought after and the top price this sale went to Steve Afflick of Wombat with a pen of lambs with an estimated CW of 23.5 KG CW that made $240.00 or $9.75 / KG CW.
Top mutton price was a pen of XB Hoggets making $184.00 and cast for age XB Ewes up to $146.00.
The Mutton market for hoggets was also $5 to $10.00 better while the older mutton was firm to slightly better on last sale.
OTHER NEW SEASON LAMB QUOTES
23 to 25 KG CW made from $ 230 to $240.00
21 to 23 KG CW made from $210 to $220.00
19 to 21 KG CW made from $190 to $200.00
17 to 20 KG CW made from $175 to $190.00
16 to 19 KG CW made from $145 to $175.00
Most 3 to 4 score new season lambs were in the $ 8.50 to $ 9.50 / KG CW with some touching $10.00 / KG CW
Mutton prices ranged from $ 4.50 to $ 5.40 / KG CW range to average $4.75 / KG CW to be slightly higher.
Cootamundra Saleyards & Associated Agents would like to advice that the next sheep sale will be on Wednesday the 19TH Oof September commencing at 8.30am. Please book early with your preferred agents