WHILE not all regular buyers were in attendance or operating fully at the Ouyen Livestock Exchange in Vic on Thursday last week, most categories were firm or up to $8 dearer.
PROCESSORS and butchers were very active at Mount Pleasant market on Thursday last week, and Nutrien Fawcett Livestock's Colin Fawcett said it without doubt pushed steer prices to an impressive $2400 top price.
Local buyers comprised the vast majority of successful buyers at the Casterton annual store ewe and lamb sale.
THE final Jamestown market for the year saw a weakening of prices for ewes of all ages but competition within the processing sector meant there was still high demand for lambs.
The viability of auto sheep counting in places like saleyards was put to the test at Bendigo this week.
PRICES reached $318 twice at this year's on-property first-cross ewe and wether lamb sale at Cooranga, Lucindale
THE statewide lockdown failed to dampen young ewe prices at the Jamestown market on Thursday, with local agents and online inquiry underpinning the sale that reached a top of $322.
IT was something of a different atmosphere from normal at yesterday's first-cross ewe lamb sale at Naracoorte, but the results were "exceptional".