It was another big month of markets during November and despite early signs of less than desirable returns for sheep and cattle, prices received a boost in the right direction as the month came to a close.
The Mount Pleasant off-shears delivered a plethora of top breeding ewes and buyers responded, by helping the sale to a $204 top price.
Year-on-year returns for first-cross ewe producers were cut in half at Naracoorte, with a run of close to 16,000 Border Leicester/Merino ewes topping at $228 and averaged $163, grossing $2.55 million.
At Mount Gambier feedlot buyers returned to the rail and helped to form a stable floor for medium to heavy steer prices. The Angus 450 kilograms-plus steers sold from $1.77 to $2.31 a kilogram.
At Strathalbyn , heavy steers to feedlotters were 10 cents/kg stronger than last round, but the lighter steers were a different story, losing 20-30c/kg in places.
With PPHS auctioneer Jack Schulz at the helm, a superbly bred lineup of more than 7000 May-June drop Border Leicester-East Friesian-Merino lambs were sold at the annual Maroona Station on-property lamb sale at Reedy Creek.
Stock Journal's Vanessa Binks, Quinton McCallum, Catherine Miller, Liam Wormald, Kiara Stacey, Jacqui Bateman and Alisha Fogden took these photographs.