Yarding: 127 cattle, 1236 sheep and lambs
Heifers to $2460
Steers to $2400
Cow with calves to $3000
Lambs to $217
DESPITE another bout of wild weather, buyers at Mount Pleasant market were not deterred and pushed prices for lambs to $217.
The top price pen of 29 lambs from Hearnden Farms, Keyneton, made $217 and CD&LM Martin, Hartley, made $204 for 14.
Another larger run of 24 lambs from TJ Rogers, Eden Valley, made $202 and Hearnden Farms offered a further 11 that made $200.
As new-season lamb numbers begin to reduce, prices remained firm last week according to Nutrien Fawcett Livestock Mount Pleasant stock agent Ashley Fawcett, saying the lamb job at the saleyard was still slightly up on on hooks prices.
"Most store lambs were making about $4.20 a kilogram and feedlotters chased those," he said.
In the wether section, Waddamin Holdings, Harrogate, made $155 for 13 and Mannaroo, Murray Bridge, made $150 for four.
In the cattle section, quality feeder cattle that appealed to feedlotters and backgrounders sold "exceptionally" well.
"Most cattle sold exceptionally well and cows with calves were right up there," Mr Fawcett said.
Returns for heifers were slighter higher than steers, with G&M Wilson, Mount Pleasant, making $2460 for a crossbred and CM Bond & LA Riemelmoser, Walker Flat, offering five Poll Hereford/Red Polls that made between $2300-$2420.
The same vendor made $2400 for a steer of the same breed and another made $2380, while V Cook, Mount Pleasant, offered a Murray Grey cow and calf that made $3000.
The next Mount Pleasant market will be held on Thursday, November 25.
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