CHARTERS TOWERS PRIME & STORE CATTLE SALE MARKET REPORT – WEDNESDAY 20TH JULY 2022

  • Yarding Numbers: 2,622
  • Location: Charters Towers
  • Date: July 20, 2022

Cattle comprised of a limited number of finished Bullocks and Cows, with a large run of good finished No. 8 & 9 Steers. Today saw our usual Buying panel in competition with one major Processor not operating, the market was predominately unchanged on previous weeks, with the exception of heavy Bulls. The yarding was drawn from Mt. Isa, Ayr, Einasleigh, Cloncurry, Georgetown, Normanton, as well as Local and Coastal areas.

Prime Quotes: Bullocks were quoted 5¢ dearer, Heifers were unchanged, Cows were 5¢ easier and Bulls were 15¢ 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 296 204.2 332.9 390.0
Heavy Over 500kg 141 274.2 323.7 378.2
Heifers Medium Up to 540kg 159 100.0 340.3 392.2
Heavy Over 540kg 11 290.2 292.9 318.2
Cows Medium Up to 400kg 121 100.0 219.3 378.2
Heavy Over 400kg 249 220.0 303.1 314.2
Bulls Medium 450-600kg 30 200.0 267.2 360.0
Heavy Over 600kg 43 212.2 282.9 336.2
  • Bullocks topped at 2¢/kg on a/c AJ & MA Spurdle that weighed 508kg to return $1,920 per head.
  • Best Priced trade Heifers were presented on a/c Fanning Downs Trust that sold for 2¢/kg, weighing 425kg to return $1,632 per head.
  • The top pen of Cows were sold by MI McClymont for 2¢/kg, weighing 566kg to return $1,777 per head.
  • Bulls sold on a/c CJ & AK Bolton topped at 330¢/kg and weighed 690kg, to return $2,277 per head.

Store Quotes: Store Cattle were presented in smaller lines of lighter Steers and Heifers, with an isolated run of heavy Brahman Feeder Steers. All categories selling to a firm buying panel. Lighter Brahman and Crossbred Steers sold to a strong Western buying panel of Restockers.

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

 

Steers

Up to 200kg 174 270.0 474.4 618.2
200 – 320kg 233 200.0 452.3 616.2
320 – 400kg 50 300.0 380.0 480.0
Over 400kg 137 330.0 392.8 404.2
Mickeys Up to 450kg 445 60.0 387.3 504.2
 

Heifers

Up to 200kg 96 250.0 388.8 400.2
200 – 320kg 279 200.0 360.3 430.2
320 – 370kg 59 298.2 385.1 428.2
  • A run of 125 Steers a/c Fanning Downs Trust avg 2¢/kg and weighed at an avg 449kg to return $1,768 per head.
  • A good pen of 19 Heifers on a/c AR & VA Titley made 2¢/kg weighed 245kg returning $1,033 per head.
  • 18 Cows & Calves sold on a/c W & K Bethel returned $2,000 per head.