Cooma livestock agents in front of the site for the proposed new multi-purpose yards: Garry Evans, 'Chippy' Boller, Sam Green, Tim Scholfield and Myles Buchanan.

Cooma agents welcome saleyard upgrade

Cooma stock agents are excited with the decision by Cooma Regional Council to revamp a section of the sheep selling yards at the Cooma Livestock Selling Exchange, and bring the infrastructure up to date.

The redevelopment is well underway with the old sheepyards, build during the 1960’s already demolished, and the area leveled.

Boller and Co, Cooma, director, ‘Chippy’ Boller said the agents were pleased with the decision by the Council to biuld the new complex.

“The pressure came from having to use the existing sheep yards as overflow for our weaner sales during the autumn,” Mr Boller said.

“With these new multi-purpose yards, we will be able to sell sheep and weaners through them.”

100 new pens will be built with laneways and overhead gangways for selling.

Monaro Livestock and Property, Cooma, agent, Garry Evans endorsed the council decision to upgrade the selling complex.

“It is good to see the Council moving forward and they can see value in having a really good set of yards on the Monaro,” Mr Evans said.

The Monaro has long been seen as a source of quality weaners during the autumn, and with this upgrade, restockers and vendors are assured of the continuance of the regular autumn calf sales.

Monaro Livestock and Property, Cooma, director Will Dixon, said the new selling complex at Yass hasn’t taken very many stock away from the Cooma saleyards.

“We will still yard our normal numbers of weaners along with sheep through the year,” Mr Dixon said.

The old panels of the demolished saleyards will be auctioned on-site on Friday 11 November.

For more details contact Sam Green, Elders Cooma on 0428 973 520.