HORSHAM Regional Livestock Exchange was packed to the brim on Friday, November 2 for the Horsham Annual Breeders Store Sheep Sale.
A total of 12,000 sheep were yarded at the sale with first-cross ewes aged 1.5 years selling to a top of $285.
Wether lambs topped $130, while young ewes made over $200.
The sale was co-run by Elders, DMD, Landmark and Rodwells agencies.
Elders Horsham’s Richard Emerson said this year’s sale had provided some impressive stock.
“This is annual sale that we hold every year. I think we definitely had more entries this year than the last year’s sale. There was some really good quality throughout the yard,” he said.
He said prices were lower than what he had originally expected.
“People are still a bit worried about the season prospects I guess; people are still holding out for that rain so there will be enough feed to go around,” he said.
Sellers and buyers flocked from across the state for the sale, coming from Ballarat to the east, all the way to the South Australian border in the west. Brock Quick from DMD Nhill said it was a reasonable sale.
“Given the seasonal outlook, the stock presented pretty well. I think all the vendors would be pretty happy with their results,” he said.