CATTLE prices continued to soar at the Mount Pleasant weaner and breeder sale on Thursday last week, after restockers underpinned the sale and pushed the market top to $2800 for cows with calves.
Angus females were in high demand from buyers and Alard Pastoral, Balhannah, offered more than 100 Angus females as part of a herd dispersal.
Alard Pastoral's Richard Miller made the cow with calf $2800 top price for five pregnancy tested and in calf Angus cows with calf.
The same vendor made $2700 for 19 PTIC Angus cows with calf and a further five made $2580 and four at $2460.
RS&SM Cox, Palmer, made $2540 for one Murray Grey cow with calf.
Nutrien Fawcett Livestock's Colin Fawcett said most vendors would have carried an expectation that prices for well-bred females would be high at the annual sale.
"Quality females are getting harder to find. But in calf females were definitely popular with the buyers," he said.
Cows also made "very good money" according to Mr Fawcett, with Alard Pastoral also dominating this section with its run of Angus cows.
A run of seven PTIC Angus cows, due to drop in the coming month made $2700 and a further five PTIC cows made $2620, and two made $2400. Six Angus cows from the same vendor made $2200.
Wootoona Props, Angaston, made $2500 for three, PTIC Angus cows,, due to drop in May/June 2021.
Demand for PTIC heifers was also evident, with two Angus heifers from DC&SP Holt, Eden Valley, making $2180, and another at $1900, while the same vendor made $2000 for a black baldy heifer.
Hearnden Farm, Keyneton, made $1800 for two Limousin heifers and RA Wenske, Nildottie, made the same for two Murray Greys.
Liberty Pastoral offered 13 Angus heifers that made $1780 and AJ&JI Boyd, Athelstone, made $1740 for a Murray Grey.
The steer section reached a top of $2140 for one Murray Grey from RA Wenske, while the same vendor made $1840 for another one and a further two at $1800.
GC&DC Watts, Nairne, also made $1800, for six red Limousin steers and Hearnden Farm made $1780 for one Limousin.
GC&DC Watts made $1720 for two black Limousins and DC&SP Holt made the same price for six black Limousin cross steers.
Sonntag Brothers, Mannum, made $1640 for six crossbred steers.
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