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 1906 Sheep and Lambs at it fortnightly sale.
This was a decrease of approximately 700 on the previous sale.
The good quality of stock yarded at Cootamundra Saleyards, continued at this sale, although at the top end, the weight was not there.
The market consisted of 1261 Lambs, 566 Ewes, 59 Hoggets & 20 Rams.
The solid trend of last sale was not sustained and prices were $ 10 to $ 15.00 back on lambs & $ 15 to $20.00 off the pace for heavy mutton.
These prices are very much in line with other regional selling centres over the last 2 weeks.
There was a good line up of buyers on the rail, although they were a touch more selective then the previous sales.
There was some re stocker activity to return to the paddock.
Top lamb price, for the day went to Ron Ward of “Bellevue” Jindalee, with an outstanding pen of heavy XB Lambs making $ 229.20
With an estimated CW of 27 kg and wearing a $6.00 coat, they came back at $ 8.30 / KG CW and went to Wangaratta Abbs, after spirited competition.
Most 3 to 4 score trade lambs in the 19 to 24 KG CW, made between $ 8.30 to $ 8.80 / KG CW.
The light trade weight bag lambs (14 to 18 KG CW) were up to $ 8.80 / KG CW
The mutton market, did not have the weight of previous sales with top ewes making $195.00
Most 3 – 4 score Mutton ranged in the $ 6.00 to $ 6.30 / KG CW.
The hogget market remains very strong with a top price of $ 190.00.
OTHER LAMB QUOTES:
26 to 30 KG CW made from $220 to $229.00
24 to 26 KG CW made from $ 175 to $195.00
22 to 24 KG CW made from $160 to $170.00
20 to 22 KG CW made from $ 140 to $165.00
18 to 20 KG CW made from $140 to $160.00
16 to 18 KG CW made from $120 to $145.00.
Cootamundra Saleyards and Associated Agents would like to advice that our next sale is on Wednesday the 26th of June, commencing at 8.30 AM
Gundagai Cattle sale was held last Friday 7 June 2019. Agent yarded approximately 1700 head. The quality of the stock was a credit to the vendors considering the season being experienced. There was a large crowd on hand. Top price for Angus Steers was $1120.00. Most were purchased by re stockers with only a few pens going to the Feedlots. Cootamundra agents were prominent in the bidding for lighter steers & heifers.