CHARTERS TOWERS PRIME & STORE CATTLE SALE MARKET REPORT – WEDNESDAY 22ND JUNE 2022

  • Yarding Numbers: 4,139
  • Location: Charters Towers
  • Date: June 22, 2022

Cattle comprised of larger lines of finished Ox, Heifers and Cows, with the females selling to reduced rates which is in line with other major selling centres this week. Bullocks remained relatively firm on last week’s rates. The yarding was drawn from Mt Isa, Richmond, Hughenden, Normanton, Georgetown, Forsayth as well as local and coastal areas.

Prime: 1,989

Bullocks: 528     Heifers: 447     Cows: 903     Bulls: 111

Bullocks were quoted 5¢ easier, Heifers were 5¢ dearer, Cows were 15¢ 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 76 350 404 450
Heavy Over 500kg 483 302 405 438
Heifers Medium Up to 540kg 398 306 382 441
Cows Medium Up to 400kg 238 130 270 380
Heavy Over 400kg 650 242 325 420
 

Bulls

Medium Up to 450kg 47 150 358 460
Heavy Over 450kg 74 248 350 404
  • Bullocks topped at 438¢/kg for a pen of good quality Brahmans sold on a/c Laroona Pastoral Company, that weighed 514kg to return $2,251/hd.
  • Best Priced trade Heifers were presented on a/c Basalt Grazing, Boremba Station, Hughenden that sold for 441¢/kg, weighing 477kg to return $2,103/hd.
  • The top pen of Cows were sold by LCB Cattle for PTIC’s, making 420¢/kg, weighing 549kg to return $2,305/hd
  • Best pen of Cows to the meatworks sold a/c RJ, JJ & SR Hyden, Old Victoria Downs, Charters Towers for 352¢/kg, weighing 530kg & $1,865/hd
  • Bulls sold on a/c WD 19 Pty Ltd topped at 404¢/kg and weighed 552kg, to return $2,230/hd.

Store: 2,150

Steers: 1,662       Heifers: 460     Cows & Calves: 28

Store cattle comprised of isolated larger lines of predominately Brahman Steers & Heifers with a larger than usual yarding of Mickeys with all categories selling to an easing market and smaller buying panel operating.

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

Steers

Up to 200kg 76 370 537 590
200 – 320kg 644 320 485 590
320 – 400kg 133 260 433 510
Over 400kg 31 350 436 450
Mickeys Up to 400kg 665 150 442 568
 

Heifers

Up to 200kg 73 220 415 460
200 – 320kg 301 280 402 440
320 – 370kg 95 282 389 416
  • A pen of 12 Steers A/c B & A Bethel sold for 590¢/kg, weighed 170kg and returning $1,003/hd.
  • 14 Steers A/c Mawell Ag made 510¢/kg for 339kg to return $1726/hd
  • A pen of 10 Mickeys a/c Danny Stanford made 568¢/kg and weighed 198kg to average $1,124/hd.
  • A good pen of 16 Heifers selling on a/c Heslin & Sons sold for 440¢/kg, weighing 284kg to return $1,249/hd
  • Several smaller lines of Cows & Calves were offered, with the best of them selling for $1,950 per