CHARTERS TOWERS STORE & PRIME CATTLE SALE MARKET REPORT – WEDNESDAY 22ND MAY 2024

  • Yarding Numbers: 3,863
  • Location: Charters Towers
  • Date: May 22, 2024

Charters Towers Combined Agents yarded a total of 3,863 cattle, consisting of 2,206 Prime cattle & 1,657 Store cattle. The Prime cattle consisted of 434 Bullocks, 104 Heifers, 1,545 Cows and 123 Bulls. The Store section consisted of 1,310 Steers, 320 Heifers and 27 Cows & Calves.

Cattle comprised of quality lines of predominantly fat cows, with an increased yarding of prime cattle seeing prices ease to accommodate the extra numbers. The yarding was drawn from Mt Isa, Cloncurry, Richmond, Normanton, Mt Surprise, Greenvale, Dimbulah, Mt Coolon as well as local and coastal areas.

Prime Quotes: Bullocks were quoted 12¢ easier, Heifers 20¢ easier, Cows were 18¢ easier, and Bulls were 10¢ 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 266 20 221 262
Heavy Over 500kg 168 180 230 248
Heifers Medium Up to 440kg 102 130 199 226
Heavy Over 440kg 2 238 238 238
Cows Medium Up to 400kg 409 50 149 202
Heavy Over 400kg 1,136 100 179 214
Bulls Medium Up to 450kg 17 120 186 220
Heavy Over 450kg 106 80 212 250
  • Bullocks topped at 248¢/kg for a pen of Brahman Ox, sold on a/c M & B Chappel, Charters Towers that weighed 621 kg to return $1,541 per head.
  • Best Priced trade Heifers were presented on a/c Sefton Grazing, Charters Towers that sold for 226¢/kg, and weighed 477kg to return $1,078 per head.
  • The top pen of Cows were sold by Sefton Grazing, Charters Towers for 200¢/kg, weighing 574kg to return $1,149 per head.
  • Bulls sold on a/c Philipson Holdings, Charters Towers, topped at 250¢/kg and weighed 690kg, to return $1,726 per head.

Store Quotes: Store cattle consisted of two larger lines of Northern bred steers, along with isolated pens of local weaners. All categories selling to a reduced buying panel, with export and feedlot weight cattle receiving the most attention.

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

Steers

Up to 200kg 3 180 192 220
200 – 320kg 377 80 221 238
320 – 400kg 459 72 232 252
Over 400kg 47 200 243 254
Mickeys Up to 400kg 424 50 189 254
 

Heifers

Up to 200kg 15 60 139 146
200 – 320kg 275 90 190 244
320 – 370kg 30 180 192 216
  • A pen of 16 Steers a/c Condon Grazing, Greenvale topped the store steers, making 254¢/kg, weighing 438kg, returning $1,112 per head.
  • Topping the Heifers – a pen of 36 on a/c SPK Pastoral, Greenvale made 244¢/kg, weighed 253kg returning $617 per head.
  • 18 x 18 Cows and Calves sold on A/c Crank Double S, Charters Towers returned $1100 per unit.