Horsham Regional Livestock Exchange starts 2018 with high numbers

HORSHAM Regional Livestock Exchange has started the new year on a positive note, with high volumes of sheep and lambs coming through the saleyards.

Manager Paul Christopher said about 10,000 sheep and lambs were sold at the second sale of the year on Wednesday.

“Our first sale was quiet – farmers were still harvesting or on holidays,” he said.

“But last week was really good – if I could get 10,000 sheep and lambs at every sale of the year, I would be over the moon.” Mr Christopher said the saleyard aimed for between 10,000 to 15,000 head of livestock each week.

He said overall prices remained strong, with a pen of merino lambs selling for $223 a head on Wednesday.

“Lambs particularly sold really well,” he said.