Cooma Special Store & Fat Sale

2000 HEAD

Friday 15th February at 10am
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                  Annual Weaner Sales


                           * Wednesday 20 March at 12:30pm
                           * Wednesday 3rd April at 12:30pm

8th Annual Weaner Sale Report    
Held 21st March 2018

4100 weaners still in fresh condition yarded for the first weaner sale on the Monaro for the Autumn season saw a total clearance, with the market holding up well, to slightly dearer on the forecast of rain through the southern states. 75 registered bidders from 3 states saw cattle go to Wodonga, Mt Gambier, Pakenham, Tumut, Cootamundra, Young, Leongatha, Boorowa, Tumbarumba,  

Some Heavier pens of yearling steers sold to a top $1255 with most sales ranging from $1050 - $1190.

Top drafts of the genuine spring drop calves 7-8 months  sold to a healthy $1120, with the leed drafts ranging from $980 - $1100.

Medium weight spring drop steer weaners sold solidly throughout the sale & ranged from $850 - $950. Lighter weight steer calves were in plentiful supply & sold firmly to range from $650 - $ 700. Overall  2700 steers averaged $865

Limited numbers of yearling heifers reached $980 with most sales in between $940 - $970

Buyers were prepared to pay for quality lines in the spring drop heifer run with the better bred Angus lines selling to $930 on 2 occasions with most sales ranging from $750 - $900. The lighter runs of heifers sold to limited bidders & ranged from $400 - $680. Overall 1400 heifers averaged $665.

P Knox 6 P/HFD Steers $1255
WC McDonald 14 ANG Steers $1250
Billilingra P/Ship 24 P/HFD Steers $1190
A Lysaght 28 ANG Steers $1180
Domelec 17 ANG Steers $1140
P Knox 7 ANGX Heifers $980
Corella P/Co 14 ANG Heifers $970
R J Moore 17 ANG Heifers $950
Avonside  5 ANG Heifers $970
Wollondibby P/S 24 HFD Heifers $875
GM & HA Litchfield 8 HFD Heifers $855
BJ & LK Tozer 24 ANG Steers $1120
R, L & J Hain 34 ANG Steers $1100
JD & CA Braddock 40 ANG Streers $1090
JP & S Jardine 8 ANG Steers $1080
M & MJ Pendergast 14 ANG Steers $1080
J & JR Cahill 19 ANG Streers $1080
F & C De Pasqualie 16 ANG Steers $1045
MJ & J Miners 9 BB Steers $1000
Glenriver P/Co 31 HFD Steers $1000
R Salis 6 BB Steers $1000
FE & DC Constance 10 BB Steers $980
A & D Roberts 11 ANG Steers $970
Gourock P/S 29 ANG Steers $970
GM & HA Litchfield 11 HFD Steers $900
Glenriver P/C 18 HFD Steers $890
FE & DC Constance 17 HFD Steers $870
BF & MC Rudd 14 HFD Steers $870
R, L & J Hain 40 ANG Heifers $930
JD & CA Braddock 37 ANG Heifers $930
JP & S Jardine 10  ANG Heifers $750
F & C De Pasqualie 8 ANG Heifers $740
WC McDonald 11 ANG Heifers $720
Glenriver P/Co 20 ANG Heifers $700
Delegate Station 37 ANG Heifers $700
Hazeldean 79 ANG Heifers $690
Curry Flat P/Co 37 ANG Heifers $685
JA & RM Teschke 11 HFD Heifers $590
M&A Hain 11 HFD Heifers $580
GM & HA Litchfield 8 HFD Heifers $580
NJ & JM O'Reilly 27 HFD Heifers $560


New LPA program requirements from 1 October 2017;
1.  On-farm biosecruity and animal welfare practices become requirements of your LPA accreditation
2.  You will need to renew LPA accreditation every three years
3.  You will need to complete an assessment and pay a $66 (including GST) fee to renew accreditation

Biosecurity Requirements - From 1 October 2017, you will need to have a Farm Biosecurity Plan in
place and implement best-practice biosecurity practices on your farm to ensure you are meeting LPA
Cattle producers who have developed a Farm Biosecurity Plan as part of their approach to
Johne's Disease (JD) management will not need to complete another.

Animal welfare requirements - From 1 October 2017, you will need to demonstrate that your
on-farm handling of livestock is consistent with the Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines.

Access Forms here:
On-Farm Biosecurity Plan Template
National Cattle Health Declaration
Further information:
Animal Health Australia - Everything need to know JD Cattle
Animal Health Australia - Farm Biosecurity Plan
Meat & Livestock Australia - LPA

If you have any questions, please contact;
Local Land Services, Animal Health Australia, Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA)

Bovine Johne's Disease Requirements
Main points to consider;

  • All cattle producers on the Monaro will automatically have a J-BAS-6 score IF THEY HAVE a basic
  • written bio-security plan, if not they will be a score 0. Click here for the On-Farm Biosecurity Plan template.
  • J-BAS program is voluntary. However, if you intend to sell cattle into either WA or NT you will need
  • to be accredited as a J-BAS 7 or J-BAS 8 by 1 July 2017
  • If you are already apart of the J-BAS program & you are currently rated as a J-BAS 7 or 8, you will
  • revert back to a J-BAS 6 if NO On-Farm Biosecurity Plan in place by 1 July 2017. The On-Farm Biosecurity
  • Plan will also need to be overseen and signed by your private veterinarian to obtain J-BAS 7 & 8.
  • Under J-BAS, each producer is responsible for their own risk management 

For more information about the Johne's Disease or the J-BAS program please
go to

2017 Weaner Sale Reports

Wednesday 22nd March 2017

3423 Steer and heifer weaners were yarded at the 7th Annual Monaro Livestock & Property weaner/calf sale last Wednesday which saw a large crowd of 89 registered bidders watch on as they went under the hammer.

Buyers came from three states including; Mt Gambier (SA), Pakenham (VIC), Leongatha (VIC), Corryong (VIC), Wodonga (VIC), Ballarat (VIC), Hay (NSW), Adelong, Warren, Wagga, South Coast, Bathurst, Cootamundra and some limited local interest.

18mth old yearling steers sold to a top of $1490 and ranged from $1400 - $1490 and 12mth old steers topped at $1365.

6-7mth old spring drop steer weaners topped at $1340 and heifer weaners sold to a dearer trend and the best of the heifers sold to $1200

Steers averaged ...  Click here for full report

Wednesday 5th April 2017


In a yarding of 4430, weaner quality was again excellent with the weaners showing all the breeding and doing ability of the Monaro cattle.

Top weaner steer price of the day went to Mia Mia, Nimmitabel, with a line of 59 Angus steer weaners, late winter drop, making $1425 in what could be a record for the annual weaner sales.

Pen lots of the lead drafts of Hereford and Angus steer weaners consistently made from $1200 to $1380.

Larger numbers of lighter weight weaner steers came forward from parts of the Monaro that have had a tough summer, selling from $950 to $1200 in the estimate weight range of 180-280kg mark.

These steers received solid support from buyers from the central west of NSW and into SA. Very young light weight steers sold from $650 upwards.

The best of the heifers sold to $1270 for a well presented line of 43 yearling Angus heifers of Richard Moore, ‘Anembo’ Bungendore.

Weaner heifers sold to.... Click here for full report

Sheep NLIS System

As part of proving the efficiency of tracability provided by the current visual sheep NLIS system the DPI has directed that Local Land Services (LLS) carry out a number of audits at sheep sales between February and July 2016. As part of these audits they are expected to monitor almost all NVDs and then inspect all identified non vendor bred sheep (as identified from the NVDs) in the sale.
This audit is being expressed as a matter of importance as it is our last chance to try to stop the implementation of a RFID NLIS system in sheep.
Fines will be applied to those who are non-compliant. If the visual system fails, RFID will be forced upon industry. Producers and agents must get it right, tagging and NVD complete with all extra PICs.





Cooma Livestock Sales

Sheep Sale:
  (Tuesdays commencing 10am*)
12th February 2019
26th February 2019
12th March 2019
26th March 2019

*Stock Delivered by 7am day of sale

Cattle Sale: (Fridays commencing 10am*)
15th February 2019 - SPECIAL STORE & FAT SALE
15th March 2019


*Stock Delivered by 9pm night before sale

If you are interested in booking in your stock for sale, please contact us.

Annual Bull Sale

Monday 3rd September 2018 -
2yo Angus Bulls Av $5292
1yo Angus Bulls Av $4143
Charolais Bulls Av $4000

Monday 4th September 2017 - 
For report click here
Annual On Property Sale

Head to our 'Information' page for important information & links

Newsletter - 5th Edition

Simply click here to view online.

~ News & Events ~


6th Annual Weaner Sales 2016

6 April 2016
27 April 2016

5th Annual Weaner Sales 2015
1 April 2015
29 April 2015

4th Annual Weaner Sale 2014

2 April 2014

3rd Annual Weaner Sale 2013
3 April 2013

2nd Annual Weaner Sale 2012

30 March 2012

1st Annual Weaner Sale 2011
7 April 2011


NVD Version Requirements

Producers are advised that some livestock buyers have introduced requirements for livestock to be consigned on the most recent version LPA NVDs.  This is a commercial requirement driven by the need for consistency in the information provided on LPA NVDs.
The most recent LPA NVD versions are the 0413 versions for cattle, sheep and goats and the 0412 version for bobby calves.
The LPA NVD version number can be found in the top left corner of each NVD. The version number is a letter (representing the livestock type) followed by a four digit code (representing the month and year the content was agreed by SAFEMEAT).  The 0413 versions have been in circulation since December 2013.
For more information go to MLA

Sheep/Goat NVDs 

It will cost vendors/producers $100 if they fail to record on the NVD all the tag numbers of all the sheep in consignment esp if not Vendor bred. And second offenders could be fined a further $550.

It is the producer’s responsibility to ensure all stock being moved are checked to confirm that all are correctly identified. The vendor must indicate on the NVD accompanying the stock whether or not all sheep have been vendor bred. If there are non-vendor bred stock in the consignment, the vendor must provide details of all PICs for introduced stock in space provided. If there is insufficient space, they must be recorded separately & attached to the NVD. All agents are being asked to adopt a NO DETAILS, NO TAG, NO SALE Policy by state regulators. For more information Click here

What is 'Russian and Saudi Eligible'?

Bred Well Fed Well

* Improving ewe nutrition
* Developing a breeding goal
* Developing a feed budget
* Breeding better ewes
For more information on this initiative Making More From Sheep