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Current Sale Report

Cootamundra Saleyards & Associated agents held there fortnightly sale on Wednesday with a yarding of 4328 head. This was a decrease of approximately 1500 head from the previous sale.

The market was made up of, 2851 lambs, 961 Ewes, 474 Hoggets, and 41 Rams  

With most usual buyers operating, competition was strong for the heavy trade lambs, while some lighter lambs were $4 to $5.00 cheaper although this was mainly quality related.

The mutton market was of mixed quality with some very good pens of XB ewes presented along with lighter boner mutton and sold to a strong fully firm market.

 Top price of the day went to A & J Cameron “Kiora North “ Temora, with an outstanding pen of XB lambs making $182.0.00.  With an estimated CW of 27.5 KG and carrying a $7.00 skin, they came back at $6.40 / KG CW and were knocked down to Gathercole Processors VIC on a single bid.


24 to 26KG CW Lambs made between $170.00 to $178.00 to be fully firm

22 to 24 KG CW trade lambs made between $165 to $170.00, to be $ 2 cheaper

20 to 23 KG CW trade lambs made between $145.00 to $150.00 to be $5.00 of the pace

16 to 20 KG CW lambs made between $90 & $130.00 to be $3 down.

 Once again the processors purchased most, with only a few lots sold to the re stocker and they made between $110.00 to $130.00

Most of the above lambs were on the $6.50 to $6.80 mark / KG CW which is fully in line and better in some cases, with other regional markets. 

The Mutton Market was once again extremely strong, to be fully firm & slightly dearer in a few cases, on the previous sale.  Heavy old ewes with a big jacket reaching a top of $ 170.00 or approximately $5.30 / KG CW. Medium framed ewes made between $130.00 to $140.00 and reaching $5.20 / KG CW. Light boner mutton made from $75 to $85.00.

All mutton averaged $127.00 per head & and sold  between $4.80 & $5.20 / KG CW

 Hoggets, were keenly sought after and made to a top of $160.60, to average $127.00 to be $10 - $12.00 cheaper, although this again was quality related.

Rams sold to a top of $130.00 to average $118.00

Cootamundra Saleyards & Associated Agents next sale will be held on the 28th, commencing at 8.30 AM.  Please book with your preferred agent early