11-03-2014 03:38 AM | Australia

Farmers opt for sales in face of persistent drought

Sheep yardings in Cooma are doubling as farmers reduce stock in the face of the stubborn drought taking hold across parts of NSW.

Multi-storey stock trucks from Adaminaby, Jindabyne, Berridale and Nimmitabel and throughout the Cooma district unloaded 17,000 old and young sheep at the last sale.

Exporters snapped up about a third of the yarding, mainly heavy lambs. Supermarkets were active too.
Full Story : The Canberra Times