CATTLE sold strong at Mount Pleasant market on Thursday last week with demand for quality cows pushing the sale to a $1860 top price.
WHILE returns for crossbred lambs fell $15 at Ouyen, Vic, on Thursday last week, fierce competition for Merino lambs helped lift prices to near-record levels.
On the back of recent rain in SA and interstate, prices at the Jamestown market rose to impressive levels, with wether lambs in particular demand, topping at $192.
Strong competition at Ouyen on Thursday pushed prices to new heights, with a saleyard lamb record of $352 achieved.
A tightening supply of sheep and lambs helped prices to soar at the Mount Pleasant market on Thursday, with ewes and wethers both climbing to $244.
THE opening sale for 2020 at the Ouyen Livestock Exchange in Vic on Thursday last week attracted a yarding of 8532, including 7489 lambs and 1043 mutton.
A new record for a top-priced pen of ewes at Casterton has injected a shot of confidence into the community.
Breeders were in demand in the cattle ring at the Mount Pleasant cattle and sheep market on Thursday, with cows topping at $1560 and heifers climbing to $1500.