Organisers of this year's Australian Sheep & Wool Show and Sheepvention, have switched their focus to supporting their stakeholders and planning for 2021.
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.
Major saleyards reported much reduced lamb numbers at the start of this week as a panic sell-off is put on hold.
New rules will ban live sheep exports to, or through, the Middle East to other ports for 3.5 months during the northern hemisphere summer.
The sale of all rams offered at the inaugural invitational dorper and white dorper ram sale at Charleville has underlined the growth in the meat sheep industry in southern Queensland.
Export uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic is continuing to impact Australia's lamb and mutton markets.