Ewes prices peaked at a national record of $402 at Naracoorte today.
Domestic consumers and overseas importers spent $5.78 billion buying Australian lamb and mutton in 2018-19.
St George will host what is believed the first auction of Boer goat bucks in Queensland at the end of next week.
The roll-out of DEXA carcase scanning systems will gather pace next year with another three abattoirs gearing up to install systems.
The Melbourne Cup holiday in Victoria and welcome rain in parts of parched NSW reduced lamb and sheep yarding at key saleyards during the start of this week.