SINGLETON FAT CATTLE SALE 17/10/2018
Paddy Dillon from Dillon and Sons reported a total yarding of 530 head at Singleton this week, a total of 100 head more than last week’s sale.
Consignments increased and the quality remained mixed this week with good runs of prime conditioned younger cattle suitable for the butchers together with runs of the unfinished drafts penned. The usual buying orders competed in a generally firm to dearer market.
The vealers returning to the paddock lifted 4c to 6c a kilo with the steers reaching a top of 318c/kg while the pick of the heifers received 270c/kg.
Prices for the prime conditioned younger cattle suitable for the butchers remained firm as the higher yielding vealers reached 348c/kg.
Grown steers mainly sold to the feeder orders and ranged from 230c to 288c, with the majority around the 277c/kg range.
Prices for the plainer cows gained 18c/kg this week topping out at 184c while the better covered heavy weights lifted 7c/kg to make 245c/kg.
The best heavy weight bulls reached a top of 230c/kg, up 4c/kg