CHARTERS TOWERS PRIME & STORE CATTLE SALE MARKET REPORT – WEDNESDAY 27TH JULY 2022

  • Yarding Numbers: 2,545
  • Location: Charters Towers
  • Date: July 27, 2022

Cattle comprised of a limited amount of finished Bullocks compared to last week, with a larger number of heavy Cows yarded which saw the rate decline with a number of major Processors not operating. A general decline of 10-20¢ across most Slaughter Cattle was evident at today’s sale. The yarding was drawn from Mt. Isa, Richmond, Hughenden, Croydon, Georgetown, Townsville, Ingham as well as Local and Coastal areas.

Prime Quotes: Bullocks were quoted 10-15¢ easier, Heifers were 20¢ easier, Cows were 20-30¢ easier and Bulls were 20¢ 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 111 180.0 285.0 324.0
Heavy Over 500kg 109 260.2 295.1 324.2
 

Heifers

Medium Up to 540kg 150 200.0 301.8 328.2
Heavy Over 540kg
 

Cows

Medium Up to 400kg 105 50.0 199.1 256.2
Heavy Over 400kg 727 120.2 268.0 302.2
 

Bulls

Medium Up to 450kg 208 268.0 339.0 408.2
Heavy Over 450kg 54 200.0 280.0 338.2
  • Bullocks topped at 324¢/kg on a/c Julie Bramley that weighed 587kg to return $1,901 per head.
  • Best Priced trade Heifers were presented on a/c Murray family Trust that sold for 308¢/kg, weighing 399kg to return $1,230 per head.
  • The top pen of cows were sold by Coorabelle Grazing Co for 300¢/kg, weighing 630kg to return $1,888 per head.
  • Bulls sold on a/c Lee & Caroline Taylor topped at 338¢/kg and weighed 730kg, to return $2,468 per head.

Store Quotes: On a market that is experiencing declining rates, better quality and Crossbred types attracted stronger competition with secondary types struggling to maintain the rates and were met with limited competition.

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

 

Steers

Up to 200kg 44 368.2 401.0 444.2
200 – 320kg 171 140.0 361.5 484.2
320 – 400kg 120 140.0 328.7 416.2
Over 400kg 19 198.0 278.7 286.2
Mickeys Up to 400kg 234 210.0 340.0 408.2
 

Heifers

Up to 200kg 108 200.0 351.5 400.2
200 – 320kg 278 180.2 328.9 364.2
320 – 370kg 48 280.0 300.4 322.2
  • A run of 14 steers a/c RKM Co Pty Ltd avg 430¢/kg and weighed at an avg 299kg to return $1,284 per head.
  • A good pen of 6 Heifers on a/c Burge Grazing made 322¢/kg weighed 365kg returning $1,176 per head.
  • 4 Cows & Calves sold on a/c SN & JL Evans, returned $1,780 per head.