Charters Towers sale report

5 Dec 2019

CHARTERS TOWERS MARKET REPORT

Wednesday – 4th December

Charters Towers Combined Agents yarded a total of 2351 cattle consisting of 858 Prime Cattle and 1493 Store Cattle. The Prime Cattle consisted of 145 Bullocks, 71 Heifers, 477 Cows and 165 Bulls. Store Cattle consisted of 704 Steers, 784 Heifers and 5 x 5 Cows & Calves.

Cattle comprised of mixed quality lines, with isolated well-conditioned pens, with the market coming back showing effects of the season and with the absence of one local meat processor.

The yarding was drawn from Hughenden, Mount Isa, Muttaburra, Einasleigh, Mt Garnet and local and coastal areas.

Prime Quotes:

Bullocks were quoted 70¢ easier, Heifers were 30¢ easier, Cows were 40¢ easier and Bulls were 40¢ 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 104 20 197 270
Heavy Over 500kg 63 98 236 262
Heifers Medium Up to 440kg 65 70 196 233
Heavy Over 440kg 7 186 221 229
Cows Medium Up to 400kg 231 40 121 180
Heavy Over 400kg 216 80 172 197
Bulls Medium Up to 450kg 87 54 191 269
Heavy Over 450kg 89 100 218 285

Bullocks topped at 260¢ sold on A/c Glendurham Past Co, Ayr that weighed 677 kg to return $1761 per head.

Best priced Trade Heifers were presented on A/c Mt Douglas Past Co that sold for 229¢/kg and weighed 495kg to return $1134 per head.

The top pen of Cows were sold by Devonport Cattle Co, Mount Louisa for 189¢/kg weighing 570 kg to return $1078 per head. Bulls sold on A/c Olderfleet Cattle Co, Mt Coolon topped at 275¢/kg and weighed 735kg to return $2021 per head.

Store Quotes:

Store cattle consisted of large runs of Northern quality cattle, with limited pens of good quality local cattle.

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

Steers

Up to 200kg 119 40 223 316
200 – 320kg 300 20 202 300
320 – 400kg 131 70 223 258
Over 400kg 11 200 251 256
Mickeys Up to 400kg
Heifers Up to 200kg 271 40 124 224
200 – 320kg 494 40 170 264
320 – 370kg 30 170 206 240

A pen of 6 steers A/c M J Easton, Ravenswood made 316¢/kg and weighed 168kg, returning an average of $530 per head. A good pen of 6 Heifers on A/c FW & RA Blacklock made 264¢/kg, weighed 323kg returning $854 per head.

2 x 2 Cows & calves sold on A/c of Peter R Parker Tully returned $880 per unit.

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