Wool auctions had an uptick in activity last week as buyers scurried for tight stocks.
There's a new Merino stud on the scene in western Queensland, and it received healthy interest when it staged a ram sale in Longreach last week.
Attracting, developing, and retaining the right young people will help drive Australia's sheep industry forward.
International certification body Allergy Standards Limited has officially recognised bedding products made from Merino wool as asthma and allergy friendly.
The spring lamb flush is underway, but there are concerns about processors' ongoing ability to absorb numbers.
The top price ram made $16,000 but Trent Carter, Wallaloo Merinos, was most pleased about the depth of the sale, with an average of $2731.