SINGLETON FAT CATTLE SALE 10/1/2017
Mick Dillon from Dillon and Sons reported a total yarding of 1000 head at Singleton this week, 550 head more than last week’s sale.
As the dry conditions continue around the Hunter region numbers in the yards rose substantially this week. Quality remained mixed as the bulk of the cattle were suitable for restocker and feed lot orders. There was a limited selection of prime vealers suitable for butchers. All the regular buyers were there competing in a firm market. Quality contributed to some price variations.
In the trade yarding prices for restockers were steady with the best angus weaners reaching $3.47 a kilo while the pick of the remaining breeds topped at $3.22.
Prices for the pick of young butcher calves were up reaching $3.64 a kilo while grain assisted yearlings purchased by processors topped at $3.46.
In the limited export yarding prices were steady with grown steers reaching $2.78 a kilo while grown heifers topped at $2.79.
Prices for cows were up reaching $2.18 a kilo while the grown bulls topped at $2.30.
The draw for next weeks sale, 24th January. Dillon and Sons and Baileys will be 1st sale.