Yarding: 131 cattle, 939 sheep and lambs
Steers to $2000
Heifers to $1860
Lambs to $188
LAMB prices regained momentum at Mount Pleasant market on Thursday, after heavy lambs attracted additional attention from buyers, topping at $188.
Fresh, new-season lambs were in demand, Nutrien Ag Solutions Fawcett Livestock's Colin Fawcett said and he expected the lamb job to hold strong in the weeks ahead.
"We had another operator at the market - Australian Lamb Company were back on deck. It made a difference having more players and I think it will continue from here on in," he said.
"If kill space opens up, it will keep prices going upwards."
D&M&C Schultz, Cambrai, made $152 for 10 ewes and RE&RE Waechter, Keyneton, made $130 for 12, while KL Borchadt, Karoonda, made $104 for six ewes.
Crossbred lamb prices were up the most recent Mount Pleasant market, after eight lambs from RJ&RJ Wooly, Nairne, made $188.
A pen of 14 crossbred lambs from DM&KA Liersch, Angaston, made $168, and BK&KL Grigg, Mount Pleasant, also made $168 for 22 crossbred lambs.
D&M&C Schultz also made $160 for 25 lambs and Kevradale Pastoral, Tailem Bend, sold seven at the same price.
M&T Saegenschnitter, Nuriootpa, sold 17 at $156 and wethers were offered in low numbers and made to $100 for eleven from of A&K Scott, Waikerie.
Small cattle sold "exceptionally" Mr Fawcett said, as stock numbers are low and restockers are looking to buy.
"Weaner demand is definitely feed driven and I think cattle prices will hold for a long time," he said.
The cattle section also sold firm after a "meaty" crossbred steer from Semmler Brothers, Lyndoch, made $2000 and PA&FT Frahn, Mannum, offered two Murray Greys that made $1720, the same vendor made $1560 for Angus steer.
Mountiside Nominees, Charleston, made $1400 for three crossbred steers.
Quality heifers helped keep the bids flowing in the cattle ring, with one Red Angus from Brett May, Mount Pleasant, making $1860, while a Poll Hereford from Bill Gilkes, Mannum, made $1600.
PA&FT Frahn, offered five Angus heifers that sold for $1580, $1540, $1500 and $1380.
Cows made to $1740 for seven Poll Herefords from Maclachlan Pewsey Vale, Royston Park, and one Red Angus from Kevradale Pastoral, made $1680.
The next market will be held on September 24.