CHARTERS TOWERS PRIME & STORE CATTLE SALE MARKET REPORT – WEDNESDAY 15TH DECEMBER 2021

  • Yarding Numbers: 2,623
  • Location: Charters Towers
  • Date: December 15, 2021

Cattle comprised of larger runs of good quality Bullocks and Heavy Feeder Steers selling to a very competitive buying panel with smaller yarding of females selling to unchanged rates. The yarding was drawn from Tully, Richmond, Hughenden, Collinsville and Julia Creek along with local and coastal areas.

Prime: 1,183

Bullocks: 659   Heifers: 78    Cows: 277     Bulls: 169

Prime Quotes: Bullocks were quoted 15c/kg dearer, Heifers were unchanged, Cows were 2¢ dearer, and Bulls were 10¢ 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 429 440 528 560
Heavy Over 500kg 230 418 481 508
Heifers Medium Up to 540kg 83 200 439 494
Cows Medium Up to 400kg 168 120 355 400
Heavy Over 400kg 111 200 397 436
Bulls Medium 450-600kg 37 240 419 482
Heavy Over 600kg 42 255 365 430
  • Bullocks topped at 500.2¢/kg for a pen of Very Good Quality #9 Grey Brahman Bullocks sold on a/c Laroona Pastoral that weighed 626kg to return $3129 per head
  • A run of 289 #9 Heavy Feeder Steers A/c Philipson Holdings averaged 544c/kg, 440kg returning $2400 per head
  • Best Priced trade Heifers were presented on a/c WD 19 Pty Ltd that sold for 494¢/kg, weighing 440kg to return $2174/hd
  • The top pen of cows were sold by WD 19 Pty Ltd for 406c/kg, to weigh 535kd and return $2173 per head
  • Bulls sold on a/c RB Grazing, topped at 430¢/kg and weighed 603kg, to return $2595 per head

Store: 1,440

Steers: 874           Mickeys:     Heifers: 533    Cows & Calves: 33

Store Quotes: Store cattle were made up of mixed quality cattle consisting of mainly smaller consignments which sold to very strong panel of southern buyers resulting in an increase in prices across the board, with significant interest in light weight cattle.

Description Wt. Range kg Head Price in cents/kg
Lowest Average Highest
Steers Up to 200kg 131 600 790 835
200 – 320kg 308 440 681 790
320 – 400kg 82 440 550 640
Over 400kg 35 508 549 562
Mickeys Up to 450kg 408 200 585 750
Heifers Up to 200kg 300 400 716 798
200 – 320kg 207 334 555 706
Over 320kg 25 482 499 512
  • A pen of 15 Steers A/c Toomba Grazing made 590c/kg, weighed 323kg returning $1908 per head
  • 22 Steers sold on a/c Bluegate Pastoral made 824c/kg, weighing 175kg to return $1442/hd
  • A pen of 23 Calton Hills Mickey’s made 736c/kg, weighed 191kg to return $1405 per head
  • A pen of 12 Heifers sold on A/c Rivercea Pty Ltd made 512c/kg, to weigh 338kg and return $1732/hd
  • 30 Heifers on A/c Matt McClymont sold for 798c/kg, weighing 97kg, returning $774 per head
  • 5 Cows & Calves sold on a/c D & H Stevens, returned $2800 per unit.

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