Steers reach $2500 at Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant market steers top at $2500


YARDING at Mount Pleasant yesterday was up on previous sales and is expected to continue to increase for the remainder of the year.



Yarding: 84 cattle, 1372 sheep and lambs.

Steers to $2520

Heifers to $2460

Lambs to $226

Ewes to $174

NUMBERS were up at the Mount Pleasant market on Thursday, with this trend expected to continue for the remainder of the year.

Nutrien Ag Solutions Fawcett Livestock's Ashley Fawcett said lambs presented in fresh condition but were not quite as heavy as what had been yarded in the recent past.

"Good, heavy, fresh-trade lambs are still making good money and there is still good competition between stores on feedlotters and graziers," he said.

In the lamb offering, RD&CJ Lindner, Palmer, had the top price with $226 for 27 crossbred lambs while S&G Bubner sold three for $220.

FC&KF Baker, Murray Bridge offered eight lambs, which made $218.

B Harvey, Tanunda, sold 18 at $210 while AG&BA Loffler, Mannum had 25 go at $204.

Hoggets offered by Kangarilla Meat, Kangarilla, made $172 for two, and one wether made a top of $135 offered by JT&JL Wenske, Nildottie.

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The top price for 51 ewes was $174, made by RS&SM Cox, Palmer, followed by five from T&N Kennett, Brinkley, which sold at $168.

EM Olson, Geranium, made $165 for 20 ewes, while TW&C Scott, Kersbrook,receiving the same price for one ewe.

Mr Fawcett said there was good demand from feedlotters, small butchers, processors, and graziers for a slightly increased yarding.

"The cattle job is still extremely strong and is still up there with the way the market is trending at the moment," he said.

AG&BA Loffler, Mannum, made the top price of $2520 twice for crossbred steers and a top price of $2460 for an Angus heifer.

Two Murray Grey steers from DW Kubenk & Sons, Tepko, made $2400 and $2040.

Sonntag Bros, Mannum, had $2080 for a Hereford-cross.

J Fraser, Mount Pleasant, made the top of $2500 for a Murray Grey cow.

The next Mount Pleasant market is on October 14.

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