Charters Towers sale report

21 Nov 2019

CHARTERS TOWERS MARKET REPORT

 Wednesday – 20th November, 2019

Charters Towers Combined Agents yarded a total of 2394 head. Cattle consisted of 1635 Prime Cattle and 759 Store Cattle. The Prime Cattle consisted of 294 Bullocks, 170 Heifers, 767 Cows and 275 Bulls. Store Cattle consisted of 344 Steers, 415 Heifers and 10 Cows & Calves.

 Cattle comprised of large runs of cows with good quality on offer with heavier fat cattle making majority of the yarding, with isolated quality store making up the balance, cattle were drawn from a large area including Borroloola, Burketown, Georgetown, Richmond, Hughenden, Mt Surprise, Ingham, Bellyando, local and coastal areas.

Prime Quotes:

Bullocks were quoted as 15-20¢ easier, Heifers were 5-10c easier, cows were 10-15c easier, and bulls were firm on last week’s rates.

Description Category Wt. Range kg Head Price in cents/kg
Lowest Average Highest
Steers & Bullocks Medium Up to 500kg 212 120.0 262.6 301.2
Heavy Over 500kg 82 235 308.1 326.2
Heifers Medium Up to 440kg 156 140 249.5 278.2
Heavy Over 440kg 14 254.2 275.2 290.2
Cows Medium Up to 400kg 296 10 163.4 229.2
Heavy Over 400kg 471 182.2 231.5 259.2
Bulls Medium Up to 450kg 269 20 218.5 219.2
Heavy Over 450kg 135 120 268.7 320.2
  • Bullocks topped at 326 c/kg, for 2 Ox sold on a/c Allsoul’s and St Gabriel’s School that weighed 530kg to return $1728 per head.
  • Best priced Trade Heifers were presented on a/c Mt Douglas Pastoral Co that sold 290.2¢/kg and weighed 513kg to return $1487 per head.
  • The top pen of Cows were sold by Mt Douglas Pastoral Company for 259.2¢/kg and weighed 606kg to return $1570 per head.
  • Bulls sold on a/c Philipson Holdings topped at 319.2¢/kg and weighed 710kg, to return $2266.32 per head.

Store Quotes:

Store cattle were very mixed in quality and were priced accordingly. There was limited but strong buying panel presented with resulting in firm outcome in general, despite the seasonal conditions.

Description Wt. Range kg Head Price in cents/kg
Lowest Average Highest
Steers Up to 200kg 30 278.2 282.1 308.2
200 – 320kg 226 50 223.6 304.2
320 – 400kg 87 194.2 268.2 288.2
Over 400kg NQ NQ NQ NQ
Heifers Up to 200kg 152 80 209.8 262.2
200 – 320kg 194 50 225.6 256.2
320 – 370kg 67 198.2 245.8 256.2
Over 370kg NQ NQ NQ NQ
  • A pen of 15 Steers a/c CP & NA Ferguson made 286.2¢/kg and weighed 379kg, returning an average of $1085.65 per head, a run of 24 steers made 304.2c/kg and weighed 208kg, returning an average of 632.74c/kg.
  • A pen of 35 Heifers a/c G&C Connolly made 262.2¢/kg, weighed 159kg & returned an average of $416.90 per head.
  • A pen of 17 Heifers  a/c Marsu Investments made $248.2c/kg, weighed 355kg to return $880.38c/kg.

 

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