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 2547 Sheep and Lambs at it fortnightly sale.
This was an increase of approximately 150 on the previous sale.
There was some very good quality medium & heavy weight trade new season lambs.
Old season lambs were of good quality, with good weight evident.
The market consisted of 913 Old Lambs, 930 New Season Lambs, 404 Ewes, 39 Rams, 100 Wethers & 160 Hoggets
Once again there was a good turnout of buyers on the rail they operated in a market that was firm to slightly cheaper for new season lambs with a similar result on the older lambs
There was some re stocker activity, paying up to $142.00 for light weight suckers.
Top price for the day for old lambs was supplied by regular vendor Ron Ward, Jindalee with an excellent pen of lambs that made $235.00
With an estimated CW of 32 KG CW and wearing a $5.00 coat, they came back at $ 7.25 / KG CW, and went to ALC.
Top price for new season lambs went to Matt & Lynda Holt of Stockinbingal with a very good quality pen of trade weight suckers that made $193.60.
With an estimated CW of 24 KG and wearing a small $4.00 coat they came back at $ 8.00 / KG CW
Most new season lambs were in the $8.00 to $8.40 / KG CW
The mutton market, took the hit that other regional selling centres has endured over the last fortnight, to be $30 to $40.00 off the pace of the previous sale.
Heavy ewes topped out at $153.00 to be in the $5.00 to $5.20 / KG CW
Merinos wethers, made up to $140.00
Top hoggets made to $ 175.00.
OTHER NEW SEASON LAMB QUOTES:
22 to 24 KG CW made from $185 to $194.00
20 to 22 KG CW made from $ 170 to $175.00
18 to 20 KG CW made from $155 to $165.00
16 to 18 KG CW made from $145 to $160.00
Cootamundra Saleyards and Associated Agents would like to advice that our next sale is on Wednesday the 2nd of October, commencing at 8.30am
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.