Charters Towers sale report

18 Jul 2019

CHARTERS TOWERS MARKET REPORT

CHARTERS TOWERS SALE 17th July, 2019

Charters Towers Combined Agents yarded a total of 1107 cattle, consisting of 537 prime cattle & 570 store cattle. The prime cattle consisted of 154 bullocks, 34 heifers, 279 cows and 70 bulls.

The store cattle consisted of 356 steers, 198 heifers and 16 x 16 cows & calves.

Cattle comprised of a wide & varied yarding of cattle, with many lots mixed quality & condition. Some isolated pens of good quality cattle.

The yarding was drawn from Croydon, Cloncurry, Mt Garnet, Collinsville, Mt Surprise, Hughenden, local & coastal areas.

Bullocks were quoted unchanged, heifers were unchanged, cows were 5-10¢ dearer & bulls unchanged on last week’s rates.

PRIME QUOTES 

Description Category Wt. Range kg Head Price in cents/kg
Lowest Average Highest
Steers & Bullocks Medium Up to 500kg 127 140 254 286
Heavy Over 500kg 46 200 268 289
Heifers Medium Up to 440kg 30 130 199 225
Heavy Over 440kg 7 207 218 236
Cows Medium Up to 400kg 115 5 108 170
Heavy Over 400kg 181 131 187 231
Bulls Medium Up to 450kg 143 83 248 282
Heavy Over 450kg 50 200 270 288
  • Bullocks topped at 289 ¢/kg sold on A/C HT & E Lavery, Springvale Stn, Charters Towers that weighed 583 to return $1684 per
  • Best priced trade heifers were presented on A/C R & L Braes, Haven Downs Winton, that sold for 231¢/kg and weighed 520 to return $1202 per
  • The top pen of cows were sold by A Steadman Hughenden for 204 ¢/kg, weighing 543kg to return $1109 per head.
  • Bulls sold on A/C R & L Braes, Haven Downs Winton topped at 285 ¢/kg, weighed 700kg to return $2139 per head.

STORE QUOTES

 Store cattle presented comprised of some lines of very good quality cattle which sold to spirited bidding. Balance of yarding was of mixed quality & condition and sold accordingly.

Description Wt. Range kg Head Price in cents/kg
Lowest Average Highest
 

Steers

Up to 200kg 27 60 242 279
200 – 320kg 136 88 265 290
320 – 400kg 102 80 250 275
Over 400kg 25 259 265 270
Heifers Up to 200kg 112 80 212 270
200 – 320kg 58 30 155 202
320 – 370kg 18 179 200 210
370KG+ 28 190 207 218
  • A pen of 9 steers A/C JH & L Smith, Woodstock made 290¢/kg and weighed 258kg, returning an average of $748 per head.
  • 72 very good quality grey Brahman heifers A/c MG &HJ Bredden, Lakeview Charters Towers, made 230 ¢/kg, weighed 186kg returning $428 per head.
  • Small lots of heifers sold to top the sale at 270 ¢/kg.
  • Small lots of cows & calves sold from $700-$800 per

To read the full market report-MARKET REPORT CHARTERS TOWERS SALE 17th July