PRICES for pregnancy-tested in-calf heifers and cows met expectations at the Mount Compass breeders sale on Friday, with returns slightly above what agents predicted.
ADELAIDE Hills butchers and store buyers were the main bidders at a “reasonably solid” sale at Mount Pleasant on Thursday.
FIVE years after his property was severely damaged by the 2013 Rockleigh fires, grazier John Talbot is ready to restart his life with cattle.
STRATHALBYN once again yarded a strong run of cattle from local and Kangaroo Island vendors, with prices topping at $1265 on Friday.
PRICES at the Strathalbyn Markets on Friday exceeded expectations for agents Elders and Landmark, with CI and SJ Bartlett’s, Yankalilla, pen of 15, February/March-drop Red Angus steers selling for $1220.
LIVESTOCK producers using mains water have been hit with another price increase, with SA Water costs rising from $3.24 a kilolitre to $3.30/kL in July this year.
After coming a close second last year Mason Galpin, Penola, went one better to claimed the champion beef cattle parader title from a near record number of entries.
A 12-month-old Limousin steer bred by the Gommers family’s Mandayen stud at Keith took out the coveted grand champion steer on-hoof title.