ONE OF Sheep Producers Australia's major goals in 2020 will be growing the flock, according to chair Chris Mirams.
Italian luxury clothing maker, Loro Piana, says Australia has been too slow to find alternatives to mulesing.
Edenhope held the national record for ewe prices for mere hours but it retains the highest price in Victoria, with prices to $388.
A leading sheep classer and consultant says containment areas should have a permanent role in the management of sheep farms.
Overall, the wool market was quoted 20c/kg dearer in local currency, but in US dollars the increase was only 2c/kg higher.
INCREASED reports of copper deficiency in the South East have led to a pasture trial that aims to boost the mineral in plants.