Finally, the wool market seemed to find its feet after enduring several weeks of weaker results.
One of the “household name” auctioneers of the Flemington/Homebush livestock marketing era, Ken Partridge, has died at the venerable age of 90.
Despite the dry, 15,000 sheep sold to $262 a head mainly to local, Central West, tablelands and slopes graziers restocking at the West Wyalong District Sheep Breeders Association sale.
While prices for top quality older lambs remain high, deteriorating seasonal conditions and the influx of new season lambs has lead to a price dip for medium weight and aged lambs.
Unseasonably dry local conditions have left Sharon and Ray Bowen, "Lynwood", Yeoval, preparing to sell on their remaining older prime lambs.
Barton Partnership, “Dunreath”, Garoo, have taken out the Jason Goodwin Memorial Shield at Tamworth Regional Livestock Exchange for the second year running.
After making stellar price gains last week, the Eastern Market Indicator has fallen from its record high to finish the week on 1572 cents a kilogram.
Mix a Korean comedian with Chinese beer and Australian lamb, and voila, you have a new market for lamb shoulders.
The wool market kicked off with much gusto after the three-week winter recess recording rises of as much as 50 cents a kilogram for some micron categories.