SINGLETON FAT CATTLE SALE 23/5/2018
Mick Dillon from Dillon and Sons reported a total yarding of 810 head at Singleton last week, 70 head more than the previous sale.
Numbers lifted as it continues to dry out around the Hunter and further west. Quality was mixed with younger cattle making up the majority. Cow numbers also doubled week on week. All of the regular buyers were there competing in a predominantly cheaper market. Quality contributed to some price variations.
In the trade yarding prices for restockers were back with the best weaners reaching $2.72 a kilo while the pick of the remaining breeds topped at $2.60.
Prices for the pick of young butcher calves slipped reaching $3.18 a kilo while grain assisted yearlings purchased by processors topped at $3.00.
In the limited export yarding prices for grown steers were steady reaching $2.59 while the grown heifers topped at $2.36.
Prices for cows were steady reaching $1.90 a kilo while grown bulls topped at $2.25.
The draw for next week's sale, Wednesday 30th May, Dillon and Sons and Baileys will be 3rd sale.
Don't forget to get your entries in for Dungog Store Cattle Sale on the 1st June starting at 11:30am.