SINGLETON FAT CATTLE SALE 17/1/2017
Mick Dillon from Dillon and Sons reported a total yarding of 1305 head at Singleton this week, 305 head more than last week’s sale.
Numbers remained high as the Hunter continues to dry out. Quality remained mixed as the bulk of the cattle were on the plainer side and suitable for restocker orders. There was a limited selection of prime vealers suitable for butchers. All the regular buyers were there competing in a firm to cheaper market. Quality contributed to some price variations.
In the trade yarding prices for restockers were up with the best angus weaners reaching $3.56 a kilo while the pick of the remaining breeds topped at $3.24.
Prices for the pick of young butcher calves were back reaching $3.45 a kilo while grain assisted yearlings purchased by processors topped at $3.40.
In the limited export yarding prices slipped with grown steers reaching $2.67 a kilo while grown heifers topped at $2.60.
Prices for cows were steady reaching $2.18 a kilo while the grown bulls topped at $2.20.
The draw for next weeks sale, 31st January. Dillon and Sons and Baileys will be 2nd sale.