Mt Pleasant tops meet high demand

Mt Pleasant tops meet high demand

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BID UP: A field of active buyers attended the Mt Pleasant market on Thursday last week.

BID UP: A field of active buyers attended the Mt Pleasant market on Thursday last week.

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NUMBERS were lighter - both in yarding and crowd - at the Mount Pleasant market on Thursday last week, but prices remained "fully firm" on recent sales for most categories.

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MOUNT PLEASANT

Yarding: 790 sheep and lambs, 70 cattle

Lambs to $220

Steers to $1480

NUMBERS were lighter - both in yarding and crowd - at the Mount Pleasant market on Thursday last week, but prices remained "fully firm" on recent sales for most categories.

Nutrien Ag Solutions Fawcett Livestock principal Colin Fawcett said the full field of buyers were active during the sale on a mixed quality yarding.

"Lamb (prices) have come off a bit lately but overall it was still good," he said.

He said the best of the lambs sold very well, while it was the same in the cattle.

"Finished cattle or cattle with a bit of weight met good sale demand," he said.

Lambs made up the bulk of the offering, with 563 yarded.

GB&J Gale, Tintinara, offered nine lambs, which sold at $220.

A single lamb from DL&LK Pearson, Murray Bridge, also sold at that price.

T&K Adams, Verdun, sold 15 lambs at $192.

Semmler Bros, Lyndoch, had 15 lambs make $178.

RJ&KD Sibley, Angaston, sold 12 lambs at $170.

DL&LK Pearson also offered two hoggets, which reached the top of $140.

A number of hoggets sold at $120, including three from Phillipa Rabbitt, Montacute, two from KH&DL Gore, Biggs Flatt, four from Nalpa Pastoral, Nalpa, and 26 from GE&FR Box, Murray Bridge.

Wethers also sold to $120, including four from G Howson, Birdwood, and one each from GD&DH Grieger, Swan Reach, Three Hills, Pewsey Vale, and RL Smith, Cambrai.

P&M Bulley, Pewsey Vale, sold 20 wethers at $115.

DJ Fromm, Mannum, offered 10 ewes, which sold at $120.

Three ewes from Robert Scarborough, Cherry Gardens, made the same price, as did a single ewe from Wirrealpa & Partners, Blinman.

CR Haggie, Williamstown, sold 10 ewes at $115.

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A small offering of 27 steers reached a top of $1480 for one Murray Grey from RA Wenske, Nildottie.

DW Kubenk & Sons, Tepko, sold two Murray Grey steers at $1440, another two at $1380 and one at $1340.

Carramar Vineyards Trust, Angaston, sold two Angus at $1340 while DG Carter, Eudunda, sold two Murray Greys at $1160.

Carramar Vineyards Trust also offered three Angus heifers, which sold at $1220.

JD Cawrse, Freeling, sold one Murray Grey heifer at $1180, as did RJ&KD Sibley.

J&J Kirlew, Mount Pleasant, sold an Angus-cross cow at $1280

JD Cawrse sold a Murray Grey cow at $1200.

Semmler Bros sold a Holstein cow at $1180.

J Fraser, Lansdowns, Mount Pleasant, sold five Murray Grey heifers to $1000, averaging $850.\

The next market is scheduled for April 23.

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