PROCESSORS and butchers were very active at Mount Pleasant market on Thursday last week, and Nutrien Fawcett Livestock's Colin Fawcett said it without doubt pushed steer prices to an impressive $2400 top price.
Mr Fawcett said heavier lambs and cattle were in demand from buyers and additional competition from restockers, also helped prices to rise.
"The steers were big and the processors competed strongly," he said.
R&J Sweetman, Red Creek, made the lamb section's top price for 13 lambs at $230, AK&SA Day, Narine, made the second highest price for lambs and made $220 for 26.
AL&S Dahlenberg, Rosedale, also made $220 for 12 lambs and CJ&YE Rogers, Clarendon, made $210 for five.
The ewe section topped at $144 for five from NP&BP Saegenschnitter, Truro, while SP&JE Ronan, Forreston, made $140 for seven and CL&WL Wilson, Belivdere, made $138 for two.
AMP Farms Trust, Tungkillo, topped the wether section and made $160 for three and SP&JE Ronan, made $140 for two wethers.
The cattle section reflected the rise of beef prices across the country, with P&W Bennett, Birdwood, making $2400 for three Murray Grey steers and PA&FT Frahn, Mannum, making $1740 for three Angus cross steers.
CA Henschke & Co, Keyneton, made $1740 for one Murray Grey heifer and MR,GD&KHRathjen, Springton, made $1660 for a Murray Grey heifer.
Cows made $1880 for two Poll Herefords from Mountside Nominees, Charleston.
The Mount Pleasant breeders and weaner sale will be held on March 4 and the next market on March 11.
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