The former Crawford Dowling staff, now merged with Landmark, saw young ewes 12 months ago sell to a top of $272 a head in Ballarat's December ewe sale .

Saleo Ballarat ewe saleFriday

All up 12,000 young ewes, aged 1-1.5 years, 17-drop ewe lambs and some mature ewes will be offered, with a large portion mulesed and Gudair vaccinated.

Charles Stewart & Co agent, Gerard Bohan said this year’s lines should come forward in excellent condition following an outstanding and warm early spring.

Many of ewes will be northern and will have bloomed up well off-shears he said. “We would expect prices will higher as a result of an amazing spring lamb-selling season. If a case can be mounted for higher prices, this year it can surely be justified” he said.