PRICES were solid at the annual Mount Compass breeders sale on Friday, despite the tough season on the Fleurieu Peninsula.
There were 661 head yarded, with about 80 per cent of the offering pregnancy-tested in-calf.
ProStock Livestock agent Scott Endersby said cattle sold above expectations.
“We were really happy with how the sale went, especially considering the season and conditions,” he said.
“Buyers came from the South East and Mallee, as well as local areas.”
Topping the PTIC heifer section were BL&NJ Cornish, Foreston, with a line of five Hereford-Friesians that made $1780, and also selling a further nine at $1760.
The same vendors offered Angus-Friesian heifers at the regular Mount Compass sale held before Christmas, which would normally be offered in the breeders sale, because of tight feed supplies. At the pre-Christmas sale, their heifers made $1850 for a line of six, along with four at $1750 and three at $1600.
Making the top price for PTIC cows was Island Heights, Hindmarsh Island, with 15 fourth and fifth Angus calvers at $1760.
Also selling PTIC Angus cows were DA&EG Wenham, Yankalilla, with a line of 15 making $1400.
Precision Black Angus, Waitpinga, had a complete herd dispersal, selling 186 PTIC cows and heifers for an overall average of $1240.
Making the highest price for cows and calves were Banning Farm, Myponga, with four Murray Grey units at $1900.
The same vendor also sold three unjoined 12-month-old Murray Grey heifers for $1000.
MA&AJ Edwards, Tooperang, made the top return for unjoined heifers, with 11, 18mo Angus-Friesians at $1050.