SINGLETON FAT CATTLE SALE 07/11/2018
Kel Sullivan from Dillon and Sons reported a total yarding of 430 head at Singleton this week, a total of 260 head less than last week's sale.
Consignments reduced considerably and on average the quality and breed in the yarding also decreased.
The larger number of high yielding prime conditioned cattle that we have seen over the past several weeks were down with the majority of the trade yarding made up of younger lines suitable for the restocker and feedlot buyers.
Vealer steers weighing over 200kg suitable for restockers dropped 20c/kg last week with prices to a top of 294c/kg. The same weight heifer portion were down 15c/kg reaching 252c.
Prices for the high yielding and prime conditioned younger cattle suitable for the butchers sold to a top of 330c/kg, fully firm on last week's sale.
In the export yarding cows trended 10c/kg cheaper, although the limited supply did contribute in places. The plainer drafts sold from 178c to 188c/kg depending on weight and condition score. The better covered heavy weights topped at 232c while the pick of the grown steers reached 272c/kg.