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 4101 Sheep and Lambs at it fortnightly sale. This was an increase of approximately 1500 on the previous sale.
The market consisted of 3162 Lambs, 249 Hoggets, 689, Mutton Sheep.
The quality of the market was possibly the best that we have had for a number of months and the stock presented were a credit to the vendors considering the heat and dry times over the last period of time.
A good field of buyers were on the rail along with the return of a major processor, and they operated in a market that was up to $5.00 easier for trade lambs.
These prices reduction, are similar to other regional saleyards over the last week.
There was some re stocker interest especially on the lighter shorn lambs, and they made between $75 to $105.00
Top price, and for the 4TH sale in a row, went to Irene Morton of “Stockdale” Coolac with a pen of XB Lambs making $175.00
With an estimated CW of 26.5 KG and a small $5.00 Jacket they came back at $6.45 / KG CW. These lambs went to Southern Meats Goulburn on a knock call.
Most 3 to 4 score lambs were in the $ 6.20 to $ 6.50 / KG CW.
There was some very good lines of heavier Mutton, although the mutton market was back approximately $5 to $10.00 from the previous sale.
They ranged in the $ 4.00 to $ 4.20 / KG CW.
Hoggets were $10.00 cheaper, with the top price of $148.00 to average $80.00.
OTHER LAMB QUOTES:
24 to 26 KG CW made from $ 160 to $175.
22 to 24 KG CW made from $140 to 145.00
20 to 22 KG CW made from $ 130 to $140.00
18 to 20 KG CW made from $90 to $120.00
16 to 18 KG CW made from $85 to $100.00.
Cootamundra Saleyards and Associated Agents would like to advice that our next sale is on Wednesday the 20th of February commencing at 8.30 AM.