SINGLETON FAT CATTLE SALE 14/3/2017
Mick Dillon from Dillon and Sons reported a total yarding of 805 head at Singleton this week, 395 head more than last week’s sale.
As paddocks dry out from the previous week numbers doubled in the yards. Quality remained mixed as the bulk of the cattle were suitable for restocker orders. There was also a good selection of cows on offer. All the regular buyers were there competing in a firm to cheaper market. Quality contributed to some price variations.
In the trade yarding prices for restockers were slightly cheaper with the best angus weaners reaching $3.66 a kilo while the pick of the remaining breeds topped at $3.56.
Prices for the pick of young butcher calves were steady reaching $3.60 a kilo while grain assisted yearlings purchased by processors topped at $3.44.
There was not enough grown cattle to accurately quote the market.
Prices for cows lifted reaching $2.25 a kilo while the grown bulls topped at $2.35.
The draw for the next sale, Wednesday 4th April. Dillon and Sons and Baileys will be 1st sale.