Charters Towers sale report

16 Jan 2018

CHARTERS TOWERS MARKET REPORT

Wednesday – 16th January 2019

Charters Towers Combined Agents yarded a total of 1146 cattle consisting of 299 Prime Cattle and 847 Store Cattle. The Prime Cattle consisted of 71 Bullocks, 14 Heifers, 195 Cows and 19 Bulls. Store Cattle yarded: 494 Steers, 340 Heifers, 5 Mickey Bulls and 8 Cows & Calves. Cattle comprised of very few well finished cattle with most showing the signs of the prolonged dry. Good Prime Cattle were met with strong demand with the balance all falling in value since last year. The yarding was drawn from Richmond, Hughenden and local and coastal areas.

Prime Quotes:

Bullocks were quoted 10¢ easier, Heifers were unchanged, Cows were 10-20¢ easier and Bulls were 20-30¢ easier on last sale’s rates.

Description Category Wt. Range kg Head Price in cents/kg
Lowest Average Highest
Steers & Bullocks Medium Up to 500kg 65 140 217 275
Heavy Over 500kg 6 251 273 286
Heifers Medium Up to 440kg 13 170 194 256
Heavy Over 440kg 1 231 231 231
Cows Medium Up to 400kg 108 68 130 205
Heavy Over 400kg 87 107 202 231
Bulls Medium Up to 450kg 15 140 203 250
Heavy Over 450kg 9 189 236 259
  • Bullocks topped at 286¢/kg sold on a/c T Whitten, “May Downs”, Hughenden that weighed 540kg to return $1545 per head.
  • Best priced Trade Heifers were presented on a/c PL Corfield, Charters Towers that sold for 256¢/kg and weighed 440kg to return $1127 per head.
  • The top pen of Cows was sold by G Shaw, Richmond for 231¢/kg weighing 610kg to return $1410 per head.
  • Bulls sold on a/c Pedracini Grazing Trust, “Liontown”, Charters Towers topped at 248¢/kg and weighed 630kg to return $1563 per head.

Store Quotes:

Store cattle were quality lines of Steers and Heifers all showing the signs from the drier season. Restockers were limited with prices falling across all descriptions.

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

Steers

Up to 200kg 92 100 245 277
200 – 320kg 352 100 242 258
320 – 400kg 50 150 248 257
Mickeys Up to 400kg 5 154
Heifers Up to 200kg 144 50 149 175
200 – 320kg 179 110 170 200
320 – 370kg 17 144 169 182
  • A pen of 15 steers a/c Lestree Down Past Co, Urdera, Charters Towers made 277¢/kg and weighed 175kg, returning and average of $485 per head.
  • A good pen of 11 Heifers a/c T&S Pratt, McKinlay, Julia Creek made 200¢/kg, weighed 263kg returning $526 per head.
  • 8 x 8 Cows and Calves sold on a/c Mickan Pastoral Co returned $530 per unit.

To read the full market report-Charters Towers Market Report 160119