Charters Towers Report

Location: Charters Towers
Yarding: 3906
Report Date: Wednesday, 22 May 2024

 Wednesday – 22nd May, 2024

Charters Towers Combined Agents yarded a total of 3906 cattle, consisting of 2272 Prime cattle & 1634 Store cattle.

The Prime cattle consisted of 489 Bullocks, 98 Heifers, 1536 Cows and 149 Bulls.

The Store section consisted of 1301 Steers, 306 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.

• 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 $1541 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 $1078 per head.

• The top pen of Cows were sold by Sefton Grazing, Charters Towers for 200¢/kg, weighing 574kg to return $1149 per head.

• Bulls sold on a/c Philipson Holdings, Charters Towers, topped at 250¢/kg and weighed 690kg, to return $1726 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.

• A pen of 16 Steers a/c Condon Grazing, Greenvale topped the store steers, making 254¢/kg, weighing 438kg, returning $1112 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.








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