Mount Pleasant lambs reach $218

Mount Pleasant lambs reach $218

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Despite the small yarding of cattle at Mount Pleasant last week, what was on offer was met with good demand, while the sheep market was on par with the market a fortnight beforehand.

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MT PLEASANT

Yarding: 53 cattle, 889 sheep and lambs

Steers to $1800

Heifers to $1880

Lambs to $218

Despite the small yarding of cattle at Mount Pleasant last week, what was on offer was met with good demand, while the sheep market was on par with the market a fortnight beforehand.

Nutrien Fawcett Livestock's Colin Fawcett said the quality wasn't "quite there" in some cases, yet good money was still paid for stores.

Topping the steer offering was DC&SP Holt, Eden Valley, who sold four Angus steers at $1880, while G&E Congram, Kersbrook, weren't far behind, making $1780 for an Angus steer.

One steer each from G&P Noblet, Birdwood, made $1760, with the vendor also making $1780 for two Angus-cross cows, and $1660 for an Angus cross heifer.

Pat Pangallo, Kersbrook, made $1760 for a Red Angus steer - a price also made by two Murray Grey steers from Lumley Park, Gumeracha.

Mannum's AG&BA Loffler made the top heifer price of $1880 for one Angus heifer, and sold another two at $1820.

David Poczman, Lyndoch, sold a Red Angus heifer at $1860 and an Angus heifer at $1500.

High Eden East, Eden Valley, had two Murray Grey cows knocked down at $1880.

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Similar to the previous Mount Pleasant market, Mr Fawcett said the quality of lambs was a little better than expected.

"The quality was mixed, but there was definitely a reasonable selection for export and butchers," he said.

Four lambs from AJ Cooper Nominees, Forreston, were knocked down at the top lamb price of $218, with the vendor also topping the hogget offering with two making $150.

Semmler Bros, Lyndoch, sold a line of 14 which made $216, while $208 was made for two from M&C Cox, Palmer.

Wethers topped at $170, for two from Tucker Russell, Pallamanna, with the vendor also selling one ewe at the equal top ewe price of $160. Paech Bros, Palmer, also sold one ewe at $160.

The next Mount Pleasant Market will be held on May 13.

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