Organisers of this year's Australian Sheep & Wool Show and Sheepvention, have switched their focus to supporting their stakeholders and planning for 2021.
Longreach shearing contractor Raelene Bowden has isolated herself and her team of 15 as her way of managing the new protocols brought in to manage the spread of COVID-19 in the shearing industry.
As the O'Connell district reinvigorated from January and February rains, trading opportunities arose for Tom Roberts who imported Merino ewes from WA for $130 each plus $31/head transport cost.
A record 239,600 sheep and lambs were transferred east from Western Australia in the first two months of 2020.
Last week saw relative stability in the wool market for all industry participants, given the global pandemic of COVID-19.
Recent rain has goat breeders and harvesters concentrate on farming duties resulting in less numbers yarded at Dubbo goat sale.
A total of 10 studs including Laraben, Demondrille, Merryville, Bocoble, Trynow, Grathlyn, Pomanara, Glanna, Winona and Airlie offered 37 rams with 21 selling for an average of $2190.