CHARTERS TOWERS PRIME CATTLE SALE MARKET REPORT – WEDNESDAY 15TH MAY 2024

  • Yarding Numbers: 1,423
  • Location: Charters Towers
  • Date: May 15, 2024

Charters Towers Combined Agents yarded a total of 1,423 Cattle. The Prime Cattle consisted of 384 Bullocks, 114 Heifers, 666 Cows and 259 Bulls.

The cattle comprised of large lines of well-conditioned and quality types of Bullocks and Cows, that sold to a more competitive market compared to previous weeks. The yarding was drawn from Mount Isa, Georgetown, Mossman, and Belyando as well as local and coastal areas.

Prime Quotes: Bullocks were quoted 25¢ dearer, Heifers were 25¢ dearer, Cows were 20¢ dearer and Bulls were 20¢ dearer, on last week’s rates.

Description Category Wt. Range kg Head Price in cents/kg
Lowest Average Highest
Steers & Bullocks Medium Up to 500kg 200 190.2 248 274
Heavy Over 500kg 184 102.2 252 272
Heifers Medium Up to 540kg 112 162 225 246
Heavy Over 540kg 2 248 248 248
Cows Medium Up to 400kg 164 84 179 220
Heavy Over 400kg 502 108 209 228
Bulls Medium Up to 450kg 113 206 241 250
Heavy Over 450kg 146 100 231 250
  • Bullocks topped at 266¢/kg, for 8 Sold on A/c Jason Hay, Charters Towers, that weighed 608kg to return$1,617 per head.
  • Best priced trade Heifers were presented on A/c Saleyard Services, that sold for 248¢/kg and weighed 590kg to return $1,464 per head.
  • The top pen of Cows was sold by A/c Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Spyglass, Charters Towers for 228.2¢/kg, weighing 548kg to return $1,251 per head.
  • Bulls sold on A/c G & B Terry topped at 238¢/kg and weighed 777kg, to return $1,850 per head.