The northern wool market climbed another 27 cents a kilogram in the past week to finish on 1656c/kg.
Just when many of us were wondering if it would rain again before Christmas, some areas managed a nice little drink which helped boost livestock markets.
Our sheep and lamb markets have been steady of recent times, but can be expected to lift from $5 to $10 a head in the next couple of weeks.
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.