SINGLETON FAT CATTLE SALE 14/2/2017
Mick Dillon from Dillon and Sons reported a total yarding of 2050 head at Singleton this week, 70 head more than last week’s sale.
With drought conditions continuing around the Hunter and beyond cattle numbers remained high in the yards. Quality remained mixed as the bulk of the cattle were on the plainer side and suitable for restocker orders. There was also a large percentage of cows on offer showing the effects of the dry conditions. All the regular buyers were there competing in a predominately cheaper market.
In the trade yarding prices for restockers were back with the best angus weaners reaching $3.40 a kilo while the pick of the remaining breeds topped at $3.10.
Prices for the pick of young butcher calves slipped 30c reaching $3.46 a kilo while grain assisted yearlings purchased by processors topped at $3.38.
In the limited export yarding prices were back with grown steers reaching $2.60 a kilo while grown heifers topped at $2.37.
Prices for cows were cheaper reaching $2.08 a kilo while the grown bulls topped at $2.35.
The draw for next weeks sale, 28th February. Dillon and Sons and Baileys will be 3rd sale.