Queensland’s average cattle slaughter rates have fallen during May compared to the same period last year, helping confirm analysts forecast for 2017 to become our lowest cattle slaughter in 20 years.
Charters Towers Combined Agents yarded a total of 1547 cattle consisting of 794 prime cattle and 739 store cattle.
The market was dearer for all descriptions at Bartholomew and Co's Beaudesert store sale on Saturday.
Top quality 20 month old Charbray steers sold $1430 at Shepherdson and Boyd’s Toogoolawah store sale on Friday.
Numbers declined due to wet weather conditions however most sectors of the market improved considerably at Gracemere cattle sale on May 19.
Export and local processors competed on a slightly smaller yarding at Mareeba prime and store sale on May 16.
Charters Towers Combined Agents yarded a total of 1692 cattle on May 17, consisting of 1025 prime cattle and 667 store cattle.