PRICES for steers held firm at the Strathalbyn cattle sale on Friday, but it was tougher on secondary-type heifers.
Topping the steer section was C&J Smerdon, Strathalbyn, with 10 Glenfern-bld, March/April-drop Angus steers, 360 kilograms, that sold for $1110 or $3.08/kg to Landmark Kingston.
The second-highest price for steers was $1095 for six March/April-drop Angus steers, 354kg, equating to $3.09/kg, from MB&NS Wickham, Parawa.
Not far behind that price was AD Ellis, Myponga, with the opening pen of the sale – 12 March/April-drop Angus steers, 389kg, that sold for $1090 or $2.80/kg to Thomas Foods International.
The top price for steers on a kilogram basis was $3.26/kg for 15 April/May-drop steers, 289kg, from Lorndan Noms, Mount Pleasant, equating to $945.
Heifers topped at $860 for 18 Glenfern-bld, March/April-drop Angus, 345kg, from C Manning, Meadows, equating to $2.49/kg and sold to TFI.
Lorndan Noms also made the top price on a kilogram basis for heifers, with 16 April/May-drops at 303kg that made $2.73/kg or $830.
C&J Smerdon sold six mixed age cows with spring-drop calves at-foot for $1435.
The next Strathalbyn sale is on Friday, January 18.