Lamb prices remain strong at Mt Pleasant market

Lamb prices remain strong at Mt Pleasant market

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LAMB prices remained consistent with past markets at Mount Pleasant on Thursday last week, after demand from processors and feedlotters underpinned prices for sheep and lambs.

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MOUNT PLEASANT 

Yarding: 103 cattle, 970 sheep and lambs

Steers to $2020

Heifers to $2000

Lambs to $218

LAMB prices remained consistent with past markets at Mount Pleasant on Thursday last week, after demand from processors and feedlotters underpinned prices for sheep and lambs.

Nutrien Fawcett Livestock's Colin Fawcett said the amount of good condition lambs was a surprise for this time of year and therefore helped lamb prices, after nine from Springton producer PE&LAM Harrison made the section's $218 top price.

The second-highest price for lambs was $212, after Amerylla Proprietary Limited, Milang, offered two quality lambs.

Prices for lambs remained consistent throughout the sale with larger lines offered by MJ Dunn, Brinkley, making $208 for 12 and L Grieger, Nildottie, making $202 for 15 lambs.

NF&EA&RM Loffler, Stonefield, made $198 for 18 lambs and M Vinersmith, Birdwood, made $195 for 24.

R&J Sweetman, Red Creek, offered 10 lambs and made $190.

Mr Fawcett said sheep that had been supplementary fed provided vendors with a "well-deserved" return.

"In the coming months I would expect numbers to drop off but whatever is yarded, will be quality," he said.

The ewe section topped at $180 for for five from M Smart, Mount Compass, and the market's largest run of sheep from Cheryl Shigrov, Harrogate, made $169 for 28.

KD Wicker, Waitpinga, made $150 for two ewes and M&M Amber, Mount Torrens, made $140 for 14.

Cattle were in strong demand with cows and calf making the section's highest price, after J Fraser, Mount Pleasant, offered one Murray Grey that made $2380, the same vendor made $2100 for another.

Steers reached $2020 for one Murray Grey from PA&FT Frahn, Mannum, and H Kungel, Eden Valley, made the same price for a Charolais crossbred.

CM Bond and LA Riemelmoser, Walker Flat, made $1940 for two Poll Hereford/Red Poll crossbred.

The same vendor dominated the heifer section and made the section's $2000 top price for two Poll Hereford/Red Poll crossbreds and $1980 for a Poll Hereford/Santa Gertrudis crossbred, and another two heifers made $1960.

The next Mount Pleasant market will be held on April 22.

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