SINGLETON FAT CATTLE SALE 28/08/2019
There was a total yarding of 1240 head at Singleton this week, 190 head more than last week’s sale.
It was a mixed yarding this week with a very good selection of well finished cattle to suit the trade buyers on offer along with a fair selection of cattle to suit the feeders. There was also the usual and now expected numbers of light young cattle lacking finish along with good numbers of cows as the selloff continues due to the dry conditions.
As we have been seeing now for the past couple of months, prices for the finished and better conditioned cattle are still very strong, however, the price gap between those cattle and the balance is quite significant.
Young cattle to the trade were firm to 4c dearer with prime vealers selling from 282c to 324c/kg. The pick of the yearling steers sold to 352c while the prime yearling heifers topped at 340c/kg.
The plain unfinished young cattle to the restocker buyers were up to 25c cheaper in places with the steers making from 120c to 215c while the plainer heifers sold from 60c to 185c/kg.
A limited selection of grown steers were 10c dearer with the prime medium and heavy weights selling from 245c to 298c/kg while grown heifers sold to 278c/kg.
Cows were firm to 3c dearer with the 2 scores making from 150c to 200c/kg. The better 3 and 4 scores sold from 196c to 246c with the prime heavy weights averaging 232c/kg.
The pick of the bulls this week sold to 210c/kg.