Charters Towers Report

  • Location: Charters Towers
  • Yarding: 1156
  • CHARTERS TOWERS COMBINED AGENTS PRIME AND STORE SALE

    Wednesday – 16th January 2019

    Charters Towers Combined Agents yarded a total of 1146 Cattle consisting of 299 Prime Cattle and 847 Store Cattle. The Prime Cattle consisted of 71 Bullocks, 14 Heifers, 195 Cows and 19 Bulls. Store Cattle consisted of 494 Steers, 340 Heifers, 5 Mickey Bulls and 8 Cows & Calves.

    Cattle comprised of very few well finished cattle with most showing the signs of the prolonged dry. Good Prime Cattle were met with strong demand with the balance all falling in value since last year. The yarding was drawn from Richmond, Hughenden and local and coastal areas.

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    Prime Quotes:

    Bullocks were quoted 10¢ easier, Heifers were unchanged, Cows were 10-20¢ easier and Bulls were 20-30¢ easier on last sale’s rates.

    Bullocks topped at 286¢/kg sold on a/c T Whitten, “May Downs”, Hughenden that weighed 540kg to return $1545 per head.

    Best priced Trade Heifers were presented on a/c PL Corfield, Charters Towers that sold for 256¢/kg and weighed 440kg to return $1127 per head.

    The top pen of Cows was sold by G Shaw, Richmond for 231¢/kg weighing 610kg to return $1410 per head.

    Bulls sold on a/c Pedracini Grazing Trust, “Liontown”, Charters Towers topped at 248¢/kg and weighed 630kg to return $1563 per head.

    Store Quotes:

    Store Cattle were quality lines of Steers and Heifers all showing the signs from the dry season. Restockers were limited with prices falling across all descriptions.

    A pen of 15 Steers a/c Lestree Down Past Co, Urdera, Charters Towers made 277¢/kg and weighed 175kg, returning and average of $485 per head.

    A good pen of 11 Heifers a/c T&S Pratt, McKinlay, Julia Creek made 200¢/kg, weighed 263kg returning $526 per head.

    8 x 8 Cows and Calves sold on a/c Mickan Pastoral Co returned $530 per unit.

    PRIME QUOTES 

    Description

    Category

    Wt. Range kg

    Head

    Price in cents/kg

     

    Lowest

    Average

    Highest

     

    Steers & Bullocks

    Medium

    Up to 500kg

    65

    140.0

    217.0

    275.2

     

    Heavy

    Over 500kg

    6

    251.2

    273.0

    286.2

     

    Heifers

    Medium

    Up to 440kg

    13

    170.2

    194.1

    256.2

     

    Heavy

    Over 440kg

    1

    231.2

    231.2

    231.2

     

    Cows

    Medium

    Up to 400kg

    108

    68.2

    130.0

    205.2

     

    Heavy

    Over 400kg

    87

    107.2

    202.4

    231.2

     

    Bulls

    Medium

    Up to 450kg

    15

    140.0

    203.1

    250.2

     

    Heavy

    Over 450kg

    9

    189.2

    236.1

    259.2

     

     

    STORE QUOTES 

    Description

    Wt. Range kg

    Head

    Price in cents/kg

     

    Lowest

    Average

    Highest

     

    Up to 200kg

    92

    100.0

    245.0

    277.2

     

    Steers

    200 – 320kg

    352

    100.0

    242.4

    258.2

     

    320 – 400kg

    50

    150.0

    248.0

    257.2

     

    Mickeys

    Up to 400kg

    5

    -

    154.0

    -

     

    Up to 200kg

    144

    50.0

    149.7

    175.2

     

    Heifers

    200 – 320kg

    179

    110.0

    170.1

    200.2

     

    320 – 370kg

    17

    144.2

    169.9

    182.2

     

     

     

     

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