Charters Towers Prime Cattle Sale Market Report – Wednesday 3rd June 2020

  • Yarding Numbers: 2,421
  • Location: Charters Towers
  • Date: June 3, 2020

Prime Cattle comprised of some good pens of Bullocks and Steers with Prime Heifers and Prime Cows dominating the yarding. Competition was strong across all lines with 7 Processors and 2 Exporters competing on all types.

Prime: 2,421

Bullocks: 482         Heifers: 341        Cows: 1,426        Bulls: 172

The yarding was drawn from Burketown, Croydon, Innisfail, Georgetown, Einasleigh, Mt Garnet, Greenvale, Collinsville, Julia Creek, Malanda, coastal and local areas. Bullocks were quoted 25-30¢ dearer, Heifers were 25-35¢ dearer, Cows were 5-10¢ dearer and Bulls were 20-25¢ dearer on last sale’s rates.

Description Category Wt. Range kg Head Price in cents/kg
Lowest Average Highest
Steers & Bullocks Medium Up to 500kg 360 120 296 363
Heavy Over 500kg 122 220 315 367
Heifers Medium Up to 440kg 300 200 273 325
Heavy Over 440kg 41 284 287 300
Cows Medium Up to 400kg 563 120 217 249
Heavy Over 400kg 863 150 254 272
Bulls Medium Up to 450kg 57 140 275 320
Heavy Over 450kg 115 120 326 369
  • Bullocks topped at 367¢/kg, sold on a/c Ann Harron, “Lochlea Station”, Greenvale that weighed 630kg to return $2,313 per
  • Best priced Trade Heifers were presented on a/c AR & CM French, “Gilberton Station”, Einasleigh that sold for 325¢/kg and weighed 353kg to return $1,147 per
  • The top pen of Cows were sold by R Stoddard, “Cotilda Station”, Croydon, for 272.2¢/kg, weighing 500kg to return $1,361 per
  • 13 Santa/Red Brahman Cross Cows sold on a/c The Jack Family, Fernlea Farming, Brandon made 270¢/kg to weigh 542kg and return $1,464 per
  • Bulls sold on a/c HM Furber, “Narrawa”, Einasleigh, topped at 369.2¢/kg and weighed 590kg to return $2,178 per head.

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