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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 & 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 holding paddocks available for before & after sale use
  • Cattle yards available for spelling of stock

PREVIOUS SALE FIGURES – 23 AUGUST 2017

Cootamundra Saleyards & associated agents held there fortnightly sale on Wednesday 23 August 2017 with a yarding of 3709 head.  This was an increase of approximatley 1200 head from the previous sale.

The market was made up of 1179 Lambs, 1315 New Season Lambs, 898 Ewes 174 Wethers, 102 Hoggets 41 Rams.

With most of the regular buyers  present , competition was strong with agents quoting the market fully firm.  With larger runs of new season lambs now presenting of very good quality they were keenly sought after by a number of processors.

The mutton market was of mixed quality with only a few good pens of heavier mutton presented. The market was back 5 to $ 8.00 for most mutton and this was in line with other regional markets this week.

Top price of the day went to Ron Ward ” Bellvue”,  with a fine pen of XB trade lambs making $167.20.   With an estimated CW of 27  KG and carrying a $7.00 skin, they came back at $5.95/ KG CW and were knocked down to Fletchers International after spirited bidding.

There was over 1300 new season lambs. Top pen presented were export suckers and they came from Paul & Sue Thomas of Temora Rd. With a estimated CW of 26.5 KG and carrying a coat of $7.00, they were knocked down to Fletchers also. They came back at $ 5.90 / KG CW.

OTHER QUOTES

22 to 24 KG CW trade old lambs made between $145 to $155.00

20 to 23 KG CW trade old lambs made between $135.00 to $140

16 to 20 KG CW lambs made between $90 & $115.00. All old lambs were firm and up to $ 5.00 better than the previous sale and coming back at the $5.80 to $5.90 per KG CW.

22 to 24 KG New Season lambs  made between $140 to $153.00.

20 to 22 KG New Season Lambs made between $130 to $140.00.

17 to 20 KG New Season Lambs made from $95 to $120.00.

Most of the above lambs were on the $6.20 to $6.40 mark / KG CW which is fully in line and better in some cases, with other regional markets.

In the mutton market, Heavy old ewes with a big jacket reached a top of $ 120.00 or approximately $3.50 / KG CW. Medium framed mutton  made between, $85.00 to $100.00 and  to be $ 8 cheaper. Light boner mutton made from $40 to $55.00, to be $5.00 cheaper.

Hoggets, were $ 5.00 cheaper and made to a top of $122.00.

Cootamundra Saleyards & Associated Agents next sale will be held on the 6th of September, commencing at 8.30 AM.  Please book with your preferred agent early.

For further saleyards information contact Saleyard Manager – Jeff White – 02 6940 2220 or 0400 013 947.