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 2079 Sheep and Lambs at it fortnightly sale on Wednesday 3/4/19.
This was a decrease of approximately 800 on the previous sale, and this was possible due to the good general rain throughout the district over the last week.
The market consisted of 1636 Lambs, 29 Hoggets, and 380 Mutton Sheep & 34 Rams.
The quality of the market was once again very good, with each agent have some excellent well finished lead pens.
There was a good line up of buyers on the rail and most were keen to fill orders, and they operated in a market that was $ 20 to $ 25.00 dearer, for all lambs.
There was some re stocker activity, although they were often outbid by the processors with some of those going onto feedlots in Central NSW.
Top price, for the day went to Andrew Cameron from Dirnaseer, with an outstanding pen of XB Lambs making $ 209.20
With an estimated CW of 30 kg and a small $ 2.00 coat, they came back at $ 6.90 / KG CW and went to Southern Meats Goulburn, after spirited bidding.
Most 3 to 4 score lambs in the 20 to 24 KG CW were in the $ 7.10 to $ 7.50 / KG CW with the light trade weight bag lambs (14 to 16 KG CW) were up to $7.50 / KG CW
Most of the heavier lambs 26 KG plus were in the $6.50 to $7.00 bracket.
These lambs were all up at least $1.00 / KG CW and more in places, from the previous sale.
There was a limited selection of Mutton, and the prices went through the roof with Jim Randell suppling a pen of cast for age 1st X Ewes making $ 202.20
Most Mutton ranged in the $ 4.90 to $ 5.50 / KG CW, or $ 1.20 to $1.50 / KG CW better than last sale.
The hogget market went along for the ride with most hoggets $40.00 better than the previous sale.
OTHER LAMB QUOTES:
26 to 30 KG CW made from $180 to $209.00
24 to 26 KG CW made from $ 160 to $180.00
22 to 24 KG CW made from $160 to $160.00
20 to 22 KG CW made from $ 150 to $160.00
18 to 20 KG CW made from $115 to $155.00
16 to 18 KG CW made from $100 to $135.00
Cootamundra Saleyards and Associated Agents would like to advice that our next sale is on Wednesday the 17th of April commencing at 8.30 AM.
Please note that this is the last sale before Easter, with some other regional saleyards not operating over the Easter and Anzac day period and agents are expecting solid results for this sale.