SINGLETON FAT CATTLE SALE 31/07/2019
There was a total yarding of 1050 head at Singleton this week, 150 head less than last week’s sale.
Numbers were slightly back this week with again the majority of the yarding made up of younger cattle suitable for restocker and feedlot orders.
There were pens of prime conditioned calves for the butcher orders available with competition very strong while cow numbers increased significantly due to the recent strong prices received.
The over 200kg vealer steers to the restockers slipped 20c/kg and sold from 230c to 300c/kg.
Prices for the majority of the heifer portion dipped by 15 cents per kilo with breed contributing however the better end sold at similar prices compared to last week and reached a top of 282c/kg.
Prices for yearling steers to the feedlots were firm this week with best pens to 314c/kg while the better end of the yearling heifers to feed sold slightly cheaper reaching 272c/kg.
Prices for the best prime vealers to the butchers were fully firm topping this week at 338c/kg.
In the export yarding grown steers to the processors sold from 276c to 284c while the heavy heifers topped at 254c/kg.
There was big movement in unfortunately the wrong direction for lighter cows this week with the market back 40c a kilo, tops to 200c/kg while the better finished heavy weights ranged from 210c to 245c/kg.
There were several heavy grown bulls on offer this week with the pick making 225c/kg, down 15c/kg.