SINGLETON FAT CATTLE SALE 1/8/2018
Mick Dillon from Dillon and Sons reported a total yarding of 930 head at Singleton last week, 320 head less than the previous sale.
With the drought worsening numbers remain high throughout the saleyards. Quality was mixed with younger cattle making up the bulk. Most of the regular buyers were there competing in a varied market. Quality contributed to some price variations.
In the trade yarding prices for restockers were steady with the best young steers reaching $2.78 a kilo while the pick of the heifers topped at $2.38.
Prices for the pick of young butcher calves lifted reaching $3.34 a kilo while grain assisted yearlings purchased by processors topped at $3.18.
In the export yarding prices for grown steers were back reaching $2.44 while the grown heifers topped at $2.12.
Prices for cows slipped reaching $2.05 a kilo while grown bulls topped at $2.20.
The draw for next week's sale, Wednesday 8th August, Dillon and Sons and Baileys will be 2nd sale.