SINGLETON FAT CATTLE SALE 19/12/2018
Kel Sullivan from Dillon and Sons reported a total yarding of 200 head at Singleton this week, a total of 440 head less than last week’s sale.
As expected, consignments reduced considerably for the last sale of 2018.
The bulk of the yarding was young cattle suitable for the restockers, with a couple of pens of cows and grown steers thrown in the mix.
The handful of well finished young cattle to the trade buyers were 30c to 50c dearer with the prime vealers selling to the local butchers at a top of 360c/kg.
The yearlings to the trade were also considerably dearer with prime heifer yearlings selling to 324c/kg.
Young cattle to the restockers sold at similar rates with the small number making it difficult to draw a comparison.
Young steers to the restockers sold to a top of 292c while the young heifers going back to the paddock reached 290c/kg.
Grown steers were mostly purchased by the feeders that paid 242c to 245c while the small lot of cows were purchased by the restockers who paid 156c and 168c/kg.
The first sale back in 2019 will be on Wednesday 9th January with Dillon & Sons 1st sale.