Mick Dillon from Dillon and Sons reported a total yarding of 960 head at Singleton last week, 110 head less than the previous sale.
Numbers and quality slipped slightly with a large percentage of the yarding consisting of unfinished younger cattle suitable for restocker and feeder buyers. All the regular buyers were there competing in a firm to cheaper market, however quality and breed did slip back.
In the trade yarding restockers were back with the best pens of angus weaners reaching a top of $3.88 a kilo while the pick of the remaining breeds topped at $3.50.
The pick of the young butcher calves slipped with the best pens to a top of $3.37 a kilo while grain assisted yearlings purchased by processors topped at $3.30.
In the export yarding prices were up with the best grown steers reaching $3.19 a kilo while grown heifers topped at $2.91. Prices for cows were steady with the best pens reaching a top of $2.35 a kilo while the best of the grown heavy bulls topped at $2.45.
Next Wednesday Max Bailey and Dillon and Sons will be second sale.