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.
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|
|Steers & Bullocks||Medium||Up to 500kg||104||20||197||270|
|Heifers||Medium||Up to 440kg||65||70||196||233|
|Cows||Medium||Up to 400kg||231||40||121||180|
|Bulls||Medium||Up to 450kg||87||54||191||269|
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 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|
|Up to 200kg||119||40||223||316|
|200 – 320kg||300||20||202||300|
|320 – 400kg||131||70||223||258|
|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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