PUBLIC sales recommenced at Horsham Regional Livestock Exchange on Friday for the first time since the Delta outbreak shuttled much of Victoria.
Buyers and sellers were out in force to admire what was on offering, catch up with friends and enjoy the resumption of public sales at the Exchange.
Horsham Regional Livestock Exchange manager Paul Christopher was delighted the saleyards were once again open to the public.
"We're still finding out what we are and aren't allowed to do," Mr Christopher said.
"At this stage it looks like anyone can come in, who is vaccinated against COVID-19."
Although fears that rains might put a damper on sales of sheep, spirits were high at the saleyards.
Approximately 12,000 head of sheep were processed through the livestock exchange on Friday, which a stock agent told the Mail-Times was largely typical for a single day at HRLE.
Natimuk seller, John Heard, sold 1,571 sheep in a big morning at the exchange, at an average price of $250 a head.
However, it wasn't quite the energetic start of the Autumn season, when an Autumn record of 19,100 sheep were sold in April.
In a recent win for the Livestock Exchange, its solar power roofing project recently won a Keep Victoria Beautiful Sustainable Communities award in the Energy category.
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