A FULL yarding of 1200 cattle was offered at Strathalbyn today, with steers reaching $3.23 a kilogram.
The top kilogram price for steers was paid for 12 April/May-drop Angus weighing 190kg from Raeburn Rural, Strathalbyn, equating to $615 a head.
Also making more than $3/kg for their steers were HW&HR Bennett, Cape Jervis, with 19 March to May-drops, 320kg, at $3.06/kg or $980, WL Angove, Ashbourne, with 19 March/April-drop, Boonarkm-bld Angus steers, 219kg, that made $3.05/kg or $670 and Duxton Farms, Yankalilla, with 10 April/May-drop Glenfern-blds, 219kg, that made $3.15/kg or $690.
The first pen offered at the sale made the top price on a per head basis. Beerenberg Pty Ltd, Hahndorf, sold 16 March/April-drops, 350kg, for $1050 or $3/kg to Thomas Foods International.
Making the second-highest price for steers on a per head basis was A McLean, Mount Compass, with nine 340kg April-drop steers that sold for $1020 or $3/kg.
Peppercorn Pastures, Finniss, made the top price for heifers on both a kg and head basis, with six 303kg Stoney Point-bld Angus heifers that made $2.55/kg or $775.
Also making the top price for heifers on a kg basis was JR White with 11 Angus heifers, 270kg, for $2.55/kg or $690.
The second-highest price heifers on a per head basis were 10 Lancaster and Stoney Point-blds from RB&LM Couchman, Kangaroo Island, that made $750 or $2.46/kg.
Mount Crawford Pastoral topped the cows with calves section and sold 11 cows that had been running with a Stoney Point bull and had their fourth calves at-foot for $1700 to TFI. The same vendor also sold four cows with five CAF for $1575 to Elders Loxton.