Cootamundra Saleyards & Associated agents held there fortnightly sale on Wednesday with a yarding of 4735 head. This was an increase of over 500 head from the previous sale
The market was made up of, 3709 lambs, 852 Ewes, 77 Hoggets, 45 Wethers, 39 Rams & 13 old sheep
As per usual it was a full contingent of buyers present, and they were presented with some excellent runs of trade & heavy weight lambs, along with some very good quality mutton.
With buyers keen to fill orders after the Easter break they operated in a market that was equally as good and in some areas $3 to $5.00 better than the previous fortnight, with quality the main driver, with some of these lambs once again over the $7.00 / KG CW
Top price of the day went to Keith & Allan Pether, with a quality pen of XB lambs making $200.00 With an estimated CW of 29 KG and carrying a $8.00 skin, they came back at $6.65 / KG CW and were knocked down to Fletchers International, with a single bid.
22 to 24 KG CW trade lambs made between $160 to $182.00, fully firm
20 to 23 KG CW trade lambs made between $140.00 to $165.00 a gain of $3.00
16 to 20 KG CW lambs made between $90 & $125.00 to be $5 dearer, with the processors also purchasing some, to be returned to the paddock.
Most of the above lambs were on the $6.50 to $7.10 mark CW.
The Mutton Market was once again extremely strong with heavy old ewes with a big jacket reaching a top of $ 154.00 or approximately $4.60 / KG CW. Medium framed ewes made between $120.00 to $145 and reaching $5.00 / KG CW. Light boner mutton made from $70 to $80.00. All mutton averaged $118.00 & averaged between $4.40 & $5.00 / KG CW
Limited Hoggets made to a top of $153.00, to average $119.00 a gain of $ 5.00.
Cootamundra Saleyards & Associated Agents next sale will be held on the 3rd of May, commencing at 8.30 AM. Please book with your preferred agent early