Charters Towers sale report

17 Sep 2019


Wednesday – 16th September 2020

Charters Towers Combined Agents yarded a total of 2507 cattle consisting of 1217 Prime Cattle and 1290 Store Cattle. The Prime Cattle consisted of 125 Bullocks, 219 Heifers, 797 Cows and 76 Bulls.

Store Cattle consisted of 302 Steers, 124 Mickeys, 833 Heifers, 13 Vet PTIC Cows and 18 Cows & Calves.

Majority of the Prime Cattle of the sale consisted of mostly meat works Cows that were showing the effects from the dry conditions of the late season. Competition was firm across the board. The yarding was drawn from Mt Isa, Cloncurry, Laura, Croydon, Georgetown, Einasleigh, Burketown, Ingham, Gumlu as well as local and coastal areas.

Prime Quotes:

Bullocks were unchanged, Heifers were 5-10¢ dearer, Cows were 2¢ easier and Bulls were unchanged on last week’s rates.

Description Category Wt. Range kg Head Price in cents/kg
Lowest Average Highest
Steers & Bullocks Medium Up to 500kg 50 262 302 350
Heavy Over 500kg 75 268 332 340
Heifers Medium Up to 440kg 208 180 310 342
Heavy Over 440kg 11 270 298 312
Cows Medium Up to 400kg 508 120 205 260
Heavy Over 400kg 289 185 246 268
Bulls Medium Up to 450kg 30 268 298 340
Heavy Over 450kg 46 158 306 338

Bullocks topped at 340.2¢/kg sold on a/c M McClymont, Cloncurry that weighed 600kg to return $2041 per head.

Best priced Trade Heifers were presented on a/c Mt Douglas Pastoral Co, “Mt Douglas”, Clermont that sold for 342.2¢/kg and weighed 326kg to return $1117 per head. The top pen of Cows was sold by a/c Cameron Hewitt, “Hanging Rock”, Charters Towers for 268.2¢/kg, weighing 644kg to return $1727 per head.

Bulls sold on a/c Elrose Ent., “Elrose”, Cloncurry topped at 338.2¢/kg and weighed 665kg to return $2249 per head.

Store Quotes:

Store cattle were made up of limited lines of Steers with majority of the yarding consisting of good lines of Heifers. Feeder types met with stronger competition while younger cattle were less in demand.

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


Up to 200kg 40 280 334 398
200 – 320kg 214 230 362 398
320 – 400kg 48 220 338 360
Over 400kg
Mickeys Up to 400kg 124 323 344


Up to 200kg 224 120 319 360
200 – 320kg 533 218 321 374
320 – 370kg 76 300 331 344

A pen of 4 Steers a/c G & J Easton, “Sandy Creek”, Ravenswood made 398.2¢/kg and weighed 208kg, returning an average of $828 per head.

A good line of 117 Heifers on a/c Mt Douglas Pastoral Co, “Mt Douglas”, Clermont topped at 348.2¢/kg to average 345¢/kg, weighed 316kg returning an average of $1090 per head.

13 Vet PTIC Brangus Cows to a Charbray Bull on a/c GJ O’Donoghue, Charters Towers sold for $1360 per head.

6 x 6 Cows and Calves sold on a/c M Easton, “Sandy Creek”, Ravenswood returned $1230 per unit.

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