CHARTERS TOWERS STORE & PRIME CATTLE SALE MARKET REPORT – WEDNESDAY 5TH JUNE 2024

  • Yarding Numbers: 2,226
  • Location: Charters Towers
  • Date: June 5, 2024

Charters Towers Combined Agents yarded a total of 2,226 Cattle, consisting of 1,202 Prime Cattle and 1,024 Store Cattle. The Prime Cattle consisted of 239 Bullocks, 154 Heifers, 674 Cows and 135 Bulls. The Store Cattle consisted of 432 Steers, 111 Mickeys, 460 Heifers and 21 Cows & Calves.

Cattle comprised of a mixed run of Bullocks along with good lines of prime Heifers and Cows which attracted solid competition. The yarding was drawn from Burketown, Normanton, Hughenden, Clermont, Georgetown as well as local and coastal areas.

Prime Quotes: Bullocks were quoted unchanged, Heifers were 5¢ dearer, Cows were 5¢ dearer, and Bulls were 10¢ 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 152 80 203 235
Heavy Over 500kg 87 86 225 250
Heifers Medium Up to 540kg 154 102 203 238
Cows Medium Up to 400kg 131 50 143 170
Heavy Over 400kg 543 60 190 224
Bulls Medium Up to 450kg 78 148 215 240
Heavy Over 450kg 57 170 198 238
  • Bullocks topped at 234¢/kg for 10 Bullocks sold on A/c EJT & KL Camp, “Floravile”, Burketown that weighed 583kg to return $1,365 per head.
  • Best Priced trade Heifers were presented on A/c Cunningham Cattle Co, “Katandra”, Hughenden that sold for 238¢/kg and weighed 428kg to return $1,018 per head.
  • The top pen of Cows were sold by A/c Mt Douglas Pastoral Co, “Mt Douglas”, Clermont for 212¢/kg, weighing 682kg to return $1,447 per head.
  • Bulls sold on A/c PM & JL Munt, Bilyana topped at 238¢/kg and weighed 750kg, to return $1,786 per head.

 

Store Quotes: Store cattle were made up of mostly small consignments of local cattle with one large line of Heifers from the north.

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

Steers

Up to 200kg 12 230 230 230
200 – 320kg 238 110 231 266
320 – 400kg 125 150 216 242
Over 400kg 57 214 221 238
Mickeys Up to 400kg 111 148 215 240
 

Heifers

Up to 200kg 60 130 150 160
200 – 320kg 361 90 193 228
320 – 370kg 39 170 190 210
  • A pen of 28 Steers A/c MJ Easton, “Sandy Creek”, Ravenswood made 266¢/kg and weighed 251kg, returning an average of $668 per head.
  • A good pen of 23 Heifers on A/c Weir Cattle Co, “Inverleigh”, Normanton made 228¢/kg, weighed 268kg returning $611 per head.
  • 21 Cows & Calves sold from $650-$1,000 per unit.