Yarding: 366 cattle
Heifers to $1180
Steers to $1000
Cows and calves to $1460
The Mount Pleasant annual breeders and weaners sale held on Thursday last week attracted strong competition from buyers but yarding numbers were slightly down on previous years.
Landmark Fawcett Mount Pleasant principal Colin Fawcett said buyers had sold cattle that was reserved for the sale at earlier markets because of the tough seasonal conditions.
"Producers could not hold onto their cattle for much longer," he said.
"But the quality was quite reasonable, the light store cattle did struggle a bit though."
The sale reached a $1460 top price for two Poll Hereford cows and calves from DC&SP Holt, Eden Valley.
The same vendor also sold two Angus heifers for $1100 and another 13 heifers at $1000.
AG&BA Loffler, Mannum, sold a Red Angus cow and calf at $1200.
Cows topped $1200 twice with a Brahman cow from SB&R Vivian, Mannum, and six Angus cows from DW Taylor, Nairne.
DW Taylor also sold five Angus heifers for $1180.
SJ Lewis, Charleston, sold six Red Poll cows and calves for $1160 and a Red Angus steer at $900.
Mr Fawcett said feedlot buyers were very strong in the bidding but demand for lighter condition breeders had eased.
"Buyers had specific buying needs and it helped to push prices up in particular types," he said.
Steers sold to $1000 with two Murray Greys from RA Wenske, Nildottie.
Hammersmith, Cudlee Creek, sold three Murray Greys for $950 while JB&MA Law, Mount Pleasant, sold 11 Murray Grey steers at $750.
The next sale will be held at Mount Pleasant on Thursday, March 14.