Yarding: 1145 sheep and lambs, 87 cattle
Heifers to $1820
Steers to $1900
Lambs to $230
NUMBERS were limited with demand high, contributing to a strong market across both the sheep and cattle offering at the first Mount Pleasant market for 2021 on Thursday last week.
Fawcett Livestock's Colin Fawcett, Mount Pleasant, said the market was strong, with increased interest among buyers, particularly those seeking store lambs.
R&J Sweetman, Red Creek, offered eight lambs, which sold at the top price of $230.
T&N Kennett, Brinkley, sold two lambs at $210, while G&JR Koopman, Charleston, had 20 lambs make $200.
Hearnden Farm, Keyneton, also offered 20 lambs, which sold at $194.
All up, the close to 900 lambs on offer averaged $142.
NO Zimmerman, Sedan, sold 15 ewes at $184, with another 10 making $172.
Floyd Roland, McLaren Vale, sold two ewes at $182.
RG&SN Hinton, Brukunga, had 17 ewes make $180.
There was a limited hogget offering, with the best of these a pen of four from M&T Truman, Mount Torrens, which sold at $172.
Mr Fawcett said the top end of the sheep offering was very good quality, although some lambs showing "signs of drying off still met with good store support".
In the cattle offering, KH Rattei, Springton, sold four Angus steers at the top price of $1900, while RL&KR Kroehn, Eden Valley, also sold a Murray Grey steer at $1900.
PA&FT Frahn, Mannum, sold a Murray Grey at $1880.
The 41 steers on offer averaged $1472.
The heifers topped at $1820 for an Angus-cross from Bill Gilkes, Mannum.
Two Murray Grey heifers, one from PA&FT Frahn and one from Angelo D'Aloia, Hackham, each sold at $1800.
The Frahns also sold an Angus-Hereford at $1780.
The 29 heifers averaged $1443.
RS&SM Cox, Palmer, sold three Murray Grey cows with calves at-foot for $2100.
G&JR Koopman sold an Angus cow at $1640 while Waymar Pastoral Co, Kersbrook, sold a cow at $1500.
CA Henschke & Co, Keyneton, offered four Murray Grey cows, with two sold at $1480 and two making $1300.
Mount Pleasant will host a weaners and store cattle sale this Thursday.
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