When the Millsteed family, Daybron Farms, Wongan Hills, became the first prime lamb producers to win WAMMCO's upgraded Producer Of The Month title in July 2016, the winning line of 464 White Suffolk-Merino lambs were some of the first to descend from north of Perth for some time
Major saleyards reported much reduced lamb numbers at the start of this week as a panic sell-off is put on hold.
New rules will ban live sheep exports to, or through, the Middle East to other ports for 3.5 months during the northern hemisphere summer.
Export uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic is continuing to impact Australia's lamb and mutton markets.
The Sheep Collective was named the winner of The PrintSync Pinnacle Award for Marketing Excellence at an exclusive gala dinner at The Westin Perth hotel recently.
LiveCorp is speeding up accreditation of stock handlers to ensure live sheep and cattle boats keep sailing.
A big yarding of lambs at Monday's Bendigo sale added to fears producers are keen to sell amid fears coronavirus will cause more headaches in the red meat supply chain.