The Mountain Calf Sales were moved forward a week.
Nearly 10,000 weaners will go under the hammer at this year's 79th annual Mountain Weaner Calf Sale two-day series.
The Elders Omeo Hereford sale, on Wednesday afternoon, may not have presented the heaviest steers, but with a yarding of 1195 steers, a much larger selection of quality bred steers were on offer.
The last, but by no means least, of the Tuesday sales in the mountains, was seen at Benambra, and many thought this was the best of all sales.
Driving up to the first of three Elders sales, looking over the paddocks saw rocks, thistles and dung pats, and little else.