Charters Towers Report

  • Location: Charters Towers
  • Yarding: Yarded 1617
  • Wednesday – 14th November 2018

    Charters Towers Combined Agents yarded a total of 1617 Cattle consisting of 747 Prime Cattle and 870 Store Cattle. The Prime Cattle consisted of 294 Bullocks, 47 Heifers, 274 Cows and 132 Bulls. Store Cattle yarded consisted of 282 Steers, 227 Mickeys, 353 Heifers and 8 Cows & Calves.

    Cattle comprised of a good line of Bullocks with a few good pens of Cows. Prime Cattle reflected the current heat and dry conditions. All Meat Works and two Exporters were operating! The yarding was drawn from Georgetown, Einasleigh, Julia Creek, Hughenden, Burketown, Mt Isa, Boulia, Bowen, local and coastal areas.

    Prime Quotes:

    Bullocks were quoted 8-10¢ easier, Heifers were 10-15¢ easier, Cows were 8-10¢ easier and Bulls were unchanged on last week’s rates.

     • Bullocks topped at 298.2¢/kg for 10 Brangus Cross Ox sold on a/c CP & NA Ferguson, “Cardigan Station”, Charters Towers that weighed 572kg to return $1705 per head.

    • Best priced Trade Heifers were presented on a/c Penna Holdings, “Riverview Station”, Charters Towers that sold for 253.2¢/kg and weighed 494kg to return $1250 per head.

    • The top pen of Cows was sold by D Fairfull, Townsville, for 228.2¢/kg and weighed 590kg to return $1346 per head.

    • Bulls sold on a/c CP & NA Ferguson, “Cardigan Station”, Charters Towers topped at 294.2¢/kg and weighed 535kg to return $1573 per head.

    Store Quotes:

    Store cattle were made up of mixed sizes and types with a few good lines presented. Export types sold well while the exporters remain active with all other types slightly decreasing in value.

     • A pen of 10 Steers a/c O’Brien & Sons made 286.2¢/kg and weighed 356kg, returning an average of $1018 per head.

    • A good pen of 21 Heifers on a/c Mt Douglas Pastoral Co, “Mt Douglas”, Belyando made 238.2¢/kg, weighed 300kg and returned $714 per head.

    • 4 x 4 Cows & Calves sold on a/c Cunningham Cattle Co returned $840 per unit

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     PRIME QUOTES

    Description

    Category

    Wt. Range kg

    Head

    Price in cents/kg

    Lowest

    Average

    Highest

    Heifers

    Medium

    Up to 440kg

    41

    210.2

    228.1

    250.0

    Heavy

    Over 440kg

    8

    213.2

    247.6

    253.2

    Cows

    Medium

    Up to 400kg

    183

    50.0

    185.4

    215.2

    Heavy

    Over 400kg

    91

    165.0

    216.2

    229.2

    Steers & Bullocks

    Medium

    Up to 500kg

    188

    100.0

    280.8

    296.2

    Heavy

    Over 500kg

    107

    173.2

    288.9

    298.2

    Bulls

    Medium

    Up to 450kg

    81

    80.0

    243.6

    288.2

    Heavy

    Over 450kg

    51

    178.2

    268.2

    294.2

    STORE QUOTES

    Description

    Wt. Range kg

    Head

    Price in cents/kg

    Lowest

    Average

    Highest

    Steers

    Up to 200kg

    34

    254.2

    278.3

    284.2

    200 – 320kg

    194

    190.2

    262.8

    284.2

    320 – 400kg

    55

    218.2

    271.3

    286.2

    Over 400kg

    8

    238.2

    277.2

    283.2

    Mickeys

    Up to 400kg

    227

    260.2

    272.3

    288.2

    Heifers

    Up to 200kg

    54

    180.2

    203.3

    221.2

    200 – 320kg

    271

    128.2

    222.7

    238.2

    320 – 370kg

    28

    208.2

    216.7

    249.2

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