Lambs at Mt Pleasant reach $260 top

Lambs at Mt Pleasant reach $260 top

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LAMB prices remained steady at last Thursday's Mount Pleasant market with processors competing strongly at the saleyard to secure numbers, causing a $260 top price for lambs.

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MOUNT PLEASANT

Yarding: 76 cattle, 773 sheep and lambs.

Steers to $2780

Heifers to $2340

Lambs to $260

LAMB prices remained steady at last Thursday's Mount Pleasant market with processors competing strongly at the saleyard to secure numbers, causing a $260 top price for lambs.

Nutrien Ag Solutions Fawcett Livestock's Colin Fawcett said returns for new season lambs were strong and he expected it to continue for a while.

"The prices were up a fair bit compared with past markets - there were quality lambs throughout the sale.

"Processors and local butchers are driving most of the price rises."

In the lamb offering, HT Hein, Murray Bridge, made the $260 top price for one crossbred lamb and RJ&RJ Wooly, Nairne, received $240 for two and AJ&JI Bowd, Athlestone, made $234 for 15.

CA Paech, Tepko, offered one of the larger lines of lambs after making $230 for 21 and RD &CJ Lindner, Palmer, offered 31 lambs and made $225.

Another run of 30 lambs from the Lindner family made $ 218 and T&N Kennett, Brinkley, made $225 for eight.

Returns for wethers peaked at $200 for one from RJ Wachtel, Millendella, and a draft of 24 ewes from CW J&CE Clark, Ashbourne, made $190 for 24 ewes.

Mr Fawcett said returns for cattle were good, with heavier cattle in demand and reaching a $2780 top for steers.

JB Cattle Co, Balhannah, made the steer top price for one Angus and the second-highest price for steers was $2680 for a Limousin steer from Hearnden Farms, Keyneton.

Heifers made to $2340 for a Murray Grey from AG&BA Loffler, Mannum, and PA&FT Frahn, Mannum, made $2280 for a Limousin.

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