SINGLETON FAT CATTLE SALE 18/7/2018
Mick Dillon from Dillon and Sons reported a total yarding of 655 head at Singleton last week, 405 head less than the previous sale.
Numbers dropped dramatically and quality remained mixed. Cow prices remained strong but younger restockers were cheaper. Most of the regular buyers were there competing in a varied market. Quality contributed to some price variations.
In the trade yarding prices for restockers were back with the best young steers reaching $2.70 a kilo while the pick of the heifers topped at $2.50.
Prices for the pick of young butcher calves slipped reaching $3.26 a kilo while grain assisted yearlings purchased by processors topped at $3.28.
In the export yarding prices for grown steers were steady reaching $2.50 while the grown heifers topped at $2.48.
Prices for cows lifted reaching $2.58 a kilo while grown bulls topped at $2.35.
The draw for next week's sale, Wednesday 25th July, Dillon and Sons and Baileys will be 3rd sale.