SINGLETON FAT CATTLE SALE 16/5/2018
Mick Dillon from Dillon and Sons reported a total yarding of 740 head at Singleton last week, 60 head more than the previous sale.
Both quality and numbers were up from the previous week. There was an abundance of younger cattle on offer however cow numbers halved week on week. All of the regular buyers were there competing in a firm to dearer market. Quality contributed to some price variations.
In the trade yarding prices for restockers were back slightly with the best angus weaners reaching $2.94 a kilo while the pick of the remaining breeds topped at $2.78.
Prices for the pick of young butcher calves were up reaching $3.64 a kilo while grain assisted yearlings purchased by processors topped at $3.60.
In the limited export yarding prices for grown steers were up reaching $2.62 while the grown heifers topped at $1.98.
Prices for cows lifted reaching $1.90 a kilo while grown bulls topped at $2.24.
The draw for next week's sale, Wednesday 23rd May, Dillon and Sons and Baileys will be 2nd sale.