CHARTERS TOWERS STORE & PRIME CATTLE SALE MARKET REPORT – WEDNESDAY 26TH JUNE 2024

  • Yarding Numbers: 1,336
  • Location: Charters Towers
  • Date: June 26, 2024

Charters Towers Combined Agents yarded a total of 1,336 Cattle at today’s Prime & Store Sale. Cattle consisted of 676 Prime Cattle and 660 Store Cattle. The Prime Cattle consisted of 52 Bullocks, 95 Heifers,

500 Cows and 29 Bulls. The Store Cattle consisted of 416 Steers, 104 Mickey and 140 Heifers.

Cattle comprised of limited supply of heavy export slaughter cattle. With a large percentage of secondary type Cows on

offer, that sold to similar rates as last week. Bulls on offer destined for live export, also sold to strong competition. The yarding was drawn from Mt Isa, Normanton, Georgetown, Einasleigh, Dimbulah, Hughenden as well as local and coastal areas.

 

Prime Quotes: Bullocks were firm, Heifers were 5-10¢ dearer, Cows were firm, and Bulls were 5¢ 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 42 176 215 256
Heavy Over 500kg 10 180 222 240
Heifers Medium Up to 540kg 95 120 188 232
Cows Medium Up to 400kg 197 30 122 170
Heavy Over 400kg 303 80 180 218
Bulls Medium Up to 450kg
Heavy Over 450kg 29 160 225 262
  • Bullocks sold on A/c Hillgrove Pastoral, ‘Emu Valley’ Charters Towers made 240¢/kg and weighed 550kg to return $1,321 per head.
  • Best priced trade Heifers were presented on A/c Paine & Son, Hughenden that sold for 232¢/kg and weighed 426kg to return $988 per head.
  • The top pen of Cows were sold by Hillgrove Pastoral, ‘Emu Valley’ Charters Towers for 218¢/kg, weighed 510kg to return $1,112 per head.
  • Bulls sold on A/c Mt Alma Organics, Inkerman topped at 260¢/kg and weighed 505kg to return $1,314 per

 

Store Quotes: Store cattle consisted of a mixed quality yarding, with isolated pens of good quality bred Steers and Heifers selling to a more completive market. Light weight stores selling to an easier trend, on par with previous weeks.

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

Steers

Up to 200kg 6 100 184 198
200 – 320kg 200 54 166 246
320 – 400kg 132 120 219 252
Over 400kg 78 150 234 252
Mickeys Up to 450kg 104 100 205 258
 

Heifers

Up to 200kg 7 50 116 150
200 – 320kg 80 120 171 200
320 – 370kg 53 154 183 218
  • The top pen of 32 Steers were sold on A/c Griggs Farming, Woodstock for 252¢/kg, weighed 404kg to return $1,018 per head.
  • 5 Steers sold on A/c Wayne Bredden, Giru made 246¢/kg and weighed 414kg, returning an average of $1,019 per head.
  • A pen of 13 Mickeys on A/c Mt Alma Organics, Inkerman made 262¢/kg and weighed 464kg, to return $1,216 per head.
  • A pen of 14 Heifers sold on A/c Griggs Farming, Woodstock made 218¢/kg and weighed 332kg, returning $724 per head.