SINGLETON FAT CATTLE SALE 21/2/2017
Mick Dillon from Dillon and Sons reported a total yarding of 1130 head at Singleton this week, 920 head less than last week’s sale.
Numbers eased in the yards thanks to some much needed rain around the Hunter and further regions. Quality remained mixed as the bulk of the cattle were showing the effects of the dry conditions and were suitable for restocker orders. All the regular buyers plus some extra buyers from the south were there competing in a firm market. Quality contributed to some price variations.
In the trade yarding prices for restockers were up with the best angus weaners reaching $3.58 a kilo while the pick of the remaining breeds topped at $3.30.
Prices for the pick of young butcher calves slipped reaching $3.26 a kilo while grain assisted yearlings purchased by processors topped at $3.19.
In the limited export yarding prices were back with grown steers reaching $2.45 a kilo while grown heifers topped at $2.10.
Prices for cows were up reaching $2.14 a kilo while the grown bulls topped at $2.45.
The draw for next weeks sale, 7th March. Dillon and Sons and Baileys will be 1st sale.