Northern sheep producers have enjoyed one of their best seasons in recent years with the strong saleyards market creating plenty of confidence as they rebuild from drought.
Mild climates during the critical time of lambing, good feed banks leading into joining and for some, a low worm burden, meant many producers are slowly but surely making inroads towards building up their flocks.
It’s also perfect timing for those looking to turn off stock in large numbers.
Guyra’s Bill Perrottet operates a sheep, cattle and goat enterprise across 1830 hectares at Urandangie and was busy shearing some 1800 crossbred lambs before marketing around 1400 of them.
In a good year around 3000 Merino ewes would be joined at the end of April for five weeks;…