SINGLETON FAT CATTLE SALE 13/02/2019
Kel Sullivan from Dillon and Sons reported a total yarding of 470 head at Singleton this week, a total of 220 head less than last week’s sale.
Numbers in this week’s yarding were dominated by some well-presented drafts of milk vealers while restocker cattle were in a minority and cow numbers reduced by half. All the regular buyers were present.
Market trends were steady in the trade yarding with the reduced numbers keeping the buyer’s competition healthy starting with restockers and the best pens of angus steers reaching a top of $2.50/kg while the pick of the heifers reached $2.25/kg.
Prices for the pick of the butcher calves were firm with best pens to a top of $2.90/kg.
In the export yarding this week prices for the best of the grown steers were a couple of cents per kilo cheaper due to the quality of the yarding selling to a top of $2.30/kg while there were not enough grown heifers yarded to accurately quote the market.
There was a reduced number of cows available this week with the best pens reaching a top of $1.95/kg while the pick of the grown heavy bulls yarded reached $2.25/kg.