Charters Towers sale report

26 Nov 2019

CHARTERS TOWERS COMBINED AGENTS PRIME AND STORE SALE MARKET REPORT

Wednesday – 25th  November 2020

 Charters Towers Combined Agents yarded a total of 2323 cattle consisting of 643 Prime Cattle and 1680 Store Cattle. The Prime Cattle consisted of 125 Bullocks, 71 Heifers, 359 Cows and 88 Bulls. Store Cattle consisted of 923 Steers, 634 Heifers, 97 Mickey Bulls and 26 Cows & Calves.

Cattle comprised of small lines of finished types that sold well with other types reflecting the dry conditions. Competition on all types easing as we approach the Christmas break. The yarding was drawn from Mt Isa, Burketown, Richmond, Hughenden, Mt Surprise, Cloncurry, Proserpine as well as local and coastal areas.

Prime Quotes:

Bullocks were quoted 10-12¢ easier, Heifers were 5-10¢ easier, Cows were 5-15¢ easier and Bulls were 5-10¢ easier on last week’s rates.

Description Category Wt. Range kg Head Price in cents/kg
Lowest Average Highest
Steers & Bullocks Medium Up to 500kg 92 290 350 378
Heavy Over 500kg 33 296 342 354
Heifers Medium Up to 440kg 44 256 326 348
Heavy Over 440kg 27 304 338 344
Cows Medium Up to 400kg 193 170 246 286
Heavy Over 400kg 166 210 270 286
Bulls Medium Up to 450kg 47 0 320 360
Heavy Over 450kg 41 194 310 358

Bullocks topped at 354.2¢/kg 3 Steers sold on a/c P Minuzzo, Charters Towers that weighed 546.7kg to return $1936 per head.

Trade Steers sold to 378.2¢/kg on a/c RNC Bull, Charters Towers, weighed 475kg to return $1796 per head.

Best priced Trade Heifers were presented on a/c LA & PA Thomson, Kallanda, Mt Fox that sold for 348.2¢/kg and weighed 405kg to return $1410 per head.

The top pen of Cows were sold by Kevin Whiting, Woodstock for 286.2¢/kg weighing 530kg to return $1516/hd.

Bulls sold on a/c Red Stone Brahmans topped at 358.2¢/kg and weighed 470kg to return $1683 per head.

Store Quotes:

Store cattle were made up of some good lines of Steers and Heifers with competition still solid on all types.

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

Steers

Up to 200kg 255 160 450 508
200 – 320kg 494 280 381 428
320 – 400kg 158 304 378 392
Over 400kg 16 378 378 378
Mickeys Up to 400kg 97 0 336 402
 

Heifers

Up to 200kg 297 200 368 394
200 – 320kg 283 218 344 385
320 – 370kg 54 340 365 374

A pen of 30 Steers a/c Rocky Springs Project, Rocky Springs, Mt Surprise made 508.2¢/kg and weighed 172kg, returning $874 per head.

A pen of 21 Heifers a/c Rocky Springs Project, Rocky Springs, Mt Surprise made 394.2¢/kg, weighed 141kg to return $555 per head.

A good pen of 16 Heifers a/c Lochinvar Grazing, Lochinvar, Brandon made 374.2¢/kg, weighed 337kg returning $1260 per head.

4×4 Cows and Calves sold on a/c XMS Grazing, Shepari Springs, Hawkens Creek returned $1900 per unit

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