Charters Towers sale report

13 Sep 2019

CHARTERS TOWERS MARKET REPORT

Wednesday – 11th September, 2019

Charters Towers Combined Agents yarded a total of 2173 head. Cattle consisted of 688 Prime Cattle and 1485 Store Cattle.

The Prime Cattle consisted of 166 Bullocks, 46 Heifers, 364 Cows and 112 Bulls. Store Cattle consisted of 444 Steers, 576 Heifers, 457 Mickey’s and 8 Cows & Calves.

Cattle comprised of some good pens of cows with a lot of cattle showing effects of the dry weather. The yarding was drawn from Homehill, Mt Isa, Burketown, Belyando, Balsalt, Georgetown Cloncurry, Coastal and local.

Prime Quotes:

Heavy Bullocks were quoted 2¢ dearer, Heifers were firm. Cows were 8¢ easier, and Bulls were firm compared to last week’s rates.

Description Category Wt. Range kg Head Price in cents/kg
Lowest Average Highest
Steers & Bullocks Medium Up to 500kg 105 80 251.7 289.2
Heavy Over 500kg 61 99.2 263 290
Heifers Medium Up to 440kg 46 121.2 192.2 248.2
Heavy Over 440kg        
Cows Medium Up to 400kg 111 30 134.1 179.2
Heavy Over 400kg 253 80 200.9 222.2
Bulls Medium Up to 450kg 74 100 224.2 282.2
Heavy Over 450kg 48 120 251.7 291.2

Bullocks topped at 290c/kg for 5 ox sold on a/c L.D. Knuth that weighed 552 to return $1600 per head.

Best priced trade heifers were presented on A/c Blue Gate Pastoral sold for 248.2 and weighed 430 to return $1067 per head. The top pen of cows were sold by L.D Knuth & Co for $222.2c/kg, weighing 537kg to return $1193 per head.

Store Quote

Consisted of some small lines of good quality steers, large numbers of Mickey’s and light heifers.

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

Steers

Up to 200kg 69 235 263.7 282.2
200 – 320kg 290 50 245.3 301.2
320 – 400kg 89 68.2 216.8 260
Over 400kg 3 200 217.5 250
 

Heifers

Up to 200kg 457 10 205.5 260
200 – 320kg 235 100 168.2 208.2
320 – 370kg 242 10 176.4 200.2
Over 370kg 99 138.2 222.5 228.2
         

A pen of 21 steers A/c Lascelles made 310.2c/kg and weighed 291kg, returning an average of $874 per head.

A good pen of 27 heifers on A/c Mt Douglas made 228.2 c/kg, weighed 330kg returning and average of $760 per head. Cows & calves – not enough to quote.

To read the full market report- Market Report 110919