Steers surge at Mount Pleasant

Steers surge at Mount Pleasant

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Nutrien Fawcett Livestock's selling team auctioned the sheep offering.

Nutrien Fawcett Livestock's selling team auctioned the sheep offering.

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STEER prices were charging ahead at the Mount Pleasant market last week as Christmas looms, with steers fetching a $2590 top price.

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MOUNT PLEASANT

Yarding: 120 cattle, 2060 sheep and lambs

Steers to $2590

Heifers to $2020

Cows to $2320

Lambs to $224

STEER prices were charging ahead at the Mount Pleasant market last week as Christmas looms, with steers fetching a $2590 top price.

While lamb prices were back marginally on the fortnight prior.

Nutrien Ag Solutions Fawcett Livestock's David Schultz said many buyers were filling Christmas orders.

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"We had great support from mainly meat buyers; Thomas Foods International, Australian Lamb Company, Midfield meat, Australian Meat Direct, and the local butchers; Meat Barn, Mount Pleasant Butcher, Two Brothers, Lobethal, Kangarilla Meats and Bridgewater Meats," he said.

"We had a good rein of buyers all the way through and good quality yarded."

Hearnden Farms, Keyneton, made the top price, $224 for 34 lambs and the vendor offered a further 27 and made $210.

BM Linke, Angaston, offered 14 that made $222 and another pen of 18 were also knocked down at $222.

A pen of 16 lambs offered by AE Tucker, Birdwood, made $210, while IM&RJ Eats, Tooperang, had 17 knocked down at the same money of $210.

DM Anderson, Mount Pleasant, made $204 for a run of 11 lambs, while O&DE Ieso, Para Vista, made $202 for seven.

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A pen of 10 lambs offered by G McGregor, Hahndorf, were knocked down at $200.

Ewes reached a top of $194 for a pen of 10 from P Marschall, Gawler, while A Cushion, Mount Pleasant, made $170 for one ewe.

A top price of $160 was made for two wethers from R Della-Torre, Kangarilla, and Olson E M, Geranium, made $152 for 11.

Hoggets reached their peak at $162 for 11 offered by Menglers Hill Vineyard, Angaston, and M Smart, Mount Compass, made $160 for 3.

EJ Argent & ML Johnson, Angaston, made $158 twice for two pens of 10 hoggets and GB&J Gale, Tintinara, offered six at $150.

In the cattle section, steers reached a top of $2590 for a Limousin from Hearnden Farms, Keyneton, and another Limousin from the same vendor made $2420.

Heifers topped at $2020 for two Murray Grey's offered by G&M Wilson, Mount Pleasant and a Murray Grey as well as a Angus-cross made the same money at $2020 both offered by Nadolny Super Fund, Christies Beach.

An Angus cow with calf-at-foot from WR Bellman, Mount Barker, was knocked down at $3390 while another Angus cow with CAF offered by the same vender made $3360.

The next market will be held on January 13.

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