SINGLETON FAT CATTLE SALE 18/4/2018
Mick Dillon from Dillon and Sons reported a total yarding of 510 head at Singleton last week, 144 head less than the previous sale.
As winter draws closer prices start to slip. Younger cattle continued to make up the bulk of the yarding. There was also a larger percentage of prime condition butcher calves and cows on offer. All the regular buyers were there competing in a firm to cheaper market.
In the trade yarding prices for restockers were back with the best angus weaners reaching $3.18 a kilo while the pick of the remaining breeds topped at $2.98.
Prices for the pick of young butcher calves were steady reaching $3.42 a kilo while grain assisted yearlings purchased by processors topped at $3.36.
In the export yarding prices for grown steers were steady reaching $2.62 while the grown heifers topped at $1.76.
Prices for cows slipped reaching $1.82 a kilo while grown bulls topped at $2.45.
The draw for the next sale, Wednesday 2nd May, Dillon and Sons and Baileys will be 2nd sale.