RURAL priorities were being discussed in the lead up to a federal election, ram sales were in full swing and there were plenty of market photos in October 2007, the month in focus in this week's Flashback Friday.
A WELL-KNOWN auctioneer and stock agent passed away suddenly at home at the end of last year but his legacy to the livestock industry certainly won't be forgotten, after making an impact at saleyards across the state for 43 years.
SHEEP and lamb markets are as buoyant as ever, with an even spread gallery of restocker, opportunist, processor and feedlotter buyers helping to push prices up into big gains territory.
Sheep and cattle markets throughout December have delivered a few surprises, with saleyard records achieved and a few dips in the market that were not expected.
LATE in the sale at Jamestown found a record-making pen of ewes from the Thomas family at Tarcowie, after a run of 130, 2020-drops made $402.
HIGH prices for ewe lambs at Naracoorte on Thursday last week came as no surprise, with a pen presented by the McMahon family making the $390 top price.
PRICES reached $316 for Cooranga's first-cross ewe lambs at their on-property sale at Luncindale on Friday, with wether lambs also making a solid price and reaching a top of $220.