SINGLETON FAT CATTLE SALE 13/6/2018
Mick Dillon from Dillon and Sons reported a total yarding of 650 head at Singleton last week, 70 head more than the previous sale.
With large downfalls recorded on the coast and smaller quantities inland numbers were up. Quality was mixed with younger cattle making up the majority. There was a higher percentage of cows and grown cattle week on week. All of the regular buyers were there competing in a predominately firm market. Quality contributed to some price variations.
In the trade yarding prices for restockers were back with the best weaners reaching $2.98 a kilo while the pick of the remaining breeds topped at $2.68.
Prices for the pick of young butcher calves lifted reaching $3.30 a kilo while grain assisted yearlings purchased by processors topped at $3.28
In the limited export yarding prices for grown steers were up reaching $2.66 while the grown heifers topped at $2.46.
Prices for cows slipped reaching $1.90 a kilo while grown bulls topped at $1.80.
The draw for next week's sale, Wednesday 20th June, Dillon and Sons and Baileys will be 3rd sale.