PTIC cows to $2240
Unjoined heifers to $1400
PRICES were strong through the top end of the sale, with the best of the pregnancy-tested in-calf cows and PTIC cows with calves at-foot reaching a sale high of $2240 at the Mount Compass breeders sale.
ProStock Livestock's Scott Endersby said the sale results were as expected, with confidence down among buyers, following on from some recent tough seasons.
"The season has gone against people for the past couple of years, so they are cautious," he said.
"I think, looking back on this market in 12 months time, we'll be kicking ourselves that we didn't buy."
He said many of the top line had presented well, while "some of the mated heifers didn't have the weight or frame behind them".
Platinum Livestock's Ben Dohnt, Strathalbyn and Murray Bridge, said quality lines had been strongly sought and achieved good money.
"The market was more erratic on the plainer types," he said.
"All-in-all, it was quite a good sale."
With rain falling during the sale, Mr Dohnt said that may have spurred some people to buy, but more follow-up rain was needed.
"Breeder types will be in very short supply once demand from the eastern states after their rain kicks in, but locally, we're still in the selling phase," he said.
The sale began with a line of six, 680-kilogram Angus-Friesian second and third calvers, PTIC to a Charolais bull from RAC Livestock, Willunga Hill, which sold at $2240.
The same vendor also sold five Angus second calvers with five CAF at the same price.
G&LA Whittlesea, Second Valley, sold 13, 590kg Angus second calvers, PTIC to a Stoney Point Angus bull at $2120.
RG,BI&KM Bond, Yankalilla, sold four, two-year-old Hereford-Friesians, PTIC to a Hereford bull, at $2000.
Ironstone Angus, Waitpinga, sold 10, 607kg, 2016-drop third calver Angus cows, PTIC to a Pathfinder Angus bull at $1920.
TJ&M Whittlesea, Myponga, offered six, 587kg, 2.5-year-old Red Angus, Yondo Range and Ferndale Park-bloods, PTIC to an Angus bull, which sold at $1900.
JP Green, Hindmarsh Tiers, sold two, 640kg, 2.5-year-old, Angus-Friesians, PTIC to an Angus bull, at $1880.
BJ&PR Simmons, Inman Valley, sold 10 Angus/Friesians, PTIC to a Limousin bull at $1700.
AG&DG Dalitz, Yankalilla, sold seven, 580kg, 2.5yo Hereford-Friesians, PTIC to a Hereford bull, at $1780, while a previous run of nine, 585kg, sold at $1540.
GW&CR Nash, Yundi, sold seven Angus cows with seven CAF and PTIC at $2060, along with six first-calvers with six CAF, and two Angus cows, all running with a bull, at $1800.
John and Margaret Bennett, Hope Forest, offered five, 3.5-5.5yo Angus cows, with six CAF as part of their final herd dispersal, which sold at $2000.
C&J Coulthard sold 16 former stud mixed-age Angus cows with 16 CAF at $1960.
RAC Livestock offered 12 Hereford-Friesians with Speckle Park CAF, which sold at $1920.
Mount Compass Area School offered 16, 398kg unmated Speckle Park heifers, which sold at $1400.
R Raper, Myponga, sold 10, 468kg unmated Hereford-Friesians at $1150.
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