Demand for Mt Pleasant lambs pushes top to $188

Demand for Mt Pleasant lambs pushes top to $188

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COMPETITION for new-season lambs at Mount Pleasant has remained strong in the past few weeks, with lambs fetching up to $188 at Thursday's market.

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MOUNT PLEASANT

Yarding: 132 cattle, 1369 sheep and lambs

Steers to $2220

Heifers to $2300

Lambs to $188

COMPETITION for new-season lambs at Mount Pleasant has remained strong in the past few weeks, with lambs fetching up to $188 at Thursday's market.

Nutrien Ag Solutions Fawcett Livestock's Colin Fawcett said the lamb job had begun to recover slightly in recent weeks, with larger numbers and greater competition evident.

"Prices have steadied and we are seeing good, top-end lambs and cattle too, coming through," he said.

"We also had different processors operating at the market this week, which is a sign the demand for lambs is continuing to rise."

The $188 top price was achieved by two vendors, Glenunga Props, Moculta, for 30 crossbred lambs and NA&LJ Roesler, Eden Valley, that offered 13 lambs.

Lamb prices continued to hold throughout the sale, with 17 from CH&L Wohlfeil, Karoonda, making $168 and M Cammell, Mount Barker, offering 24 lambs at $158.

Another larger offering of 30 lambs from RJ&KF Zaddow, Tailem Bend, making $152.

The ewe section topped at $152 for three from AT&JK Brown, Birdwood, and AW Horstmann, Palmer, made $150 for eight.

Victorian Bloodstock, Angaston, offered 13 ewes at $142.

Buyer demand for wethers was also strong, with three wethers from Mannaroo, Murray Bridge, making $146 and Unity College, Murray Bridge, made $140 for one.

The cattle section saw prices continue to rise, with steers making to $2220 for a Murray Grey from SJ&TJ Walding, Mypolonga, and DC Holt, Eden Valley, offering four Angus steers that made between $1880 and $2140.

GC&DC Watts, Nairne, made $1860 for a Limousin crossbred steer.

Top-end heifers were snapped up competitively, with two Angus heifers from Barossa Angus, Lyndoch, making $2300 and Bill Gilkes, Mannum, making $1800 and $1680.

CM Bond and LA Riemelmoser, Walker Flat, also made $1680 for two Red Poll heifers.

Cows made to $2420 for two Angus from Barossa Angus and another Angus cow from DC Holt, made $2300.

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