CHARTERS TOWERS STORE & PRIME CATTLE SALE MARKET REPORT – WEDNESDAY 10TH JULY 2024

  • Yarding Numbers: 2,077
  • Location: Charters Towers
  • Date: July 10, 2024

Charters Towers Combined Agents yarded a total of 2,077 Cattle, consisting of 1,415 Prime Cattle and 662Store Cattle. The Prime Cattle consisted of 52 Bullocks, 110 Heifers, 854 Cows and 399 Bulls. The Store section consisted of 270 Steers, 255 Heifers and 137 Cows & Calves.

 Cattle comprised of larger runs of Prime Cows with smaller runs of Ox, better Heifer and Bulls that sold to a dearer trend. The yarding was drawn from Mount Isa, Hughenden, Prairie, Burketown, Einasleigh, Normanton, Georgetown as well as local and coastal areas.

Prime Quotes: Bullocks were quoted 30¢ dearer, Heifers were 30-40¢ dearer, Cows were 30-40¢ dearer and Bulls were 20¢ 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 21 126.2 219.5 266.2
Heavy Over 500kg 31 202.2 271.2 290.2
Heifers Medium Up to 540kg 110 120.0 222.3 270.2
Cows Medium Up to 400kg 197 20.0 166.0 230.2
Heavy Over 400kg 657 140.0 229.0 248.2
Bulls Medium Up to 450kg 335 80.0 210.5 264.5
Heavy Over 600kg 64 80.0 218.4 264.2
  • Bullocks topped at 2¢/kg sold on a/c LT & CP Curley, that weighed 652kg to return a $1,892.10 per head.
  • Best priced trade Heifers were presented on a/c P & C Fryer, that sold for 2¢/kg and weighed 489kg to return $1,319 per head.
  • The top pen of Cows was sold by a/c BKDJ Pty Ltd, for 240¢/kg, weighing 589kg to return $1,412 per
  • Bulls sold on a/c Cunningham Cattle Co, topped at 2¢/kg and weighed 625kg, to return $1,645 per head.

 

Store Quotes: Store cattle comprised of smaller mixed runs with feeder weight Heifers and Steers selling to a more demanding market whereas light females were not sort after.

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

Steers

Up to 200kg 65 170.0 253.3 280.2
200 – 320kg 147 80.0 233.1 284.2
320 – 400kg 42 120.0 216.4 252.2
Over 400kg 16 180.0 229.1 254.2
Mickeys Up to 400kg
 

Heifers

Up to 200kg 45 50.0 155.4 200.0
200 – 320kg 169 80.0 187.4 220.0
Over 320kg 41 168.2 215.2 226.2
  • A pen of 10 Steers a/c M Curley made 2¢/kg and weighed 314kg, returning an average of $894.6 per head.
  • A good pen of 5 Heifers on a/c Mitch Lec Property made 2¢/kg, weighed 388kg return an average of $877.66 per head.
  • 42 Cows & Calves sold on a/c Heslin Cattle Co and returned $1,160 per unit.