Mount Pleasant lambs soar to $250

Mount Pleasant lambs soar to $250

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Lambs were in demand at the Mount Pleasant market on Thursday, topping at $250, a large jump on the market's top lamb price of $202 and $216 at the previous two sales.

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MOUNT PLEASANT

Yarding: 124 cattle, 487 sheep and lambs

Steers to $1480

Heifers to $1240

Cows to $1400

Lambs to $250

Lambs were in demand at the Mount Pleasant market on Thursday, topping at $250, a large jump on the market's top lamb price of $202 and $216 at the previous two sales.

Six pens made at least $200, with Landmark Fawcett Mount Pleasant principal Colin Fawcett saying lamb quality was "surprisingly good" on the day.

Despite the windy and rainy weather, Mr Fawcett said there was solid demand across both the cattle and sheep markets.

"I was most surprised by the turnout of people, it was a huge crowd for such a shocking day," he said.

"We had a few vendors pull out because of the weather, they couldn't get to the yards, but generally it sold very well, demand was very strong."

In the sheep sale, 411 lambs were sold averaging $153, while 15 hoggets averaged $130, five wethers averaged $110, 43 ewes averaged $127, 6 rams averaged $95 and 7 sheep averaged $69.

A pen of 15 lambs from SR&JJ Klose, Cambrai, made the lamb yarding top price of $250.

DW Kubenk & Sons from Tepkosold three for $240, while PG&BK Paech, Murray Bridge, sold 30 lambs for $226.

Isobel Turner, Murray Bridge, sold four ewes at the sale top of $162, as well as another four at $130, a Hereford heifer at $880, two Hereford cows at the equal sale top of $1400 and also $1100, and two cows with CAF - one Poll Hereford at the sale top of $1000 and one at $820.

The $140 second-highest price for ewes was paid for one lamb from Andrew Wilson, Cambrai, two from HT Hein, Murray Bridge, and one from G&H Giersch, Angaston.

Hoggets sold to $150 for six from Ronan SR&GM, Mylor, while wethers topped at $116 for three from RR&SL Coleman, Cudlee Creek.

Rams topped at $116 for two from RD Thiele, Monarto South.

Mr Fawcett said quality ranged in the cattle section, which was met with good competition among buyers, particularly for young cattle and store cattle.

"Because producers have got feed, and they're getting some rain, people are actually looking for some younger cattle to put out," he said.

GD Wicks&Son, Kenton Valley, sold a Murray Grey steer at the top price of $1480, as well as five at $1220.

The $1460 second-highest price was paid for one Murray Grey steer SJ&TJ Walding, Mypolonga, and one Angus steer from JD Cawrse, Freeling, who also sold the top price heifer, a Murray Grey that made $1240.

The second-highest price for heifers was $1220 for threeMurray Greys from PA&FT Frahn, Mannum.

NH&DM Kies, Lyndoch, sold two Murray Grey cows at the equal sale top of $1400.

Bulls topped at $1740 for a Murray Grey Bull sold by RJ&KF Zadow, Tailem Bend.

Buying support came mainly from Thomas Foods International, Midfield, Frew Meats and Thornbury, with many smaller butchers also bidding well on the day.

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