Charters Towers combined agents yarded a total of 2553 head on Wednesday, November 8.
Cattle consisting of 895 prime cattle and 1658 store cattle.
The prime cattle consisted of 278 bullocks, 24 heifers, 396 cows and 197 bulls.
Store cattle yarded: 752 steers, 888 heifers and 18 cows and calves.
Cattle comprised of a few lines of well finished cows and bullocks, with a large number of plainer Northern steers and heifers. The yarding was drawn from Gulf of Carpentaria, Burketown, Normanton, Georgetown, Hughenden, Belyando and local and coastal areas.
Bullocks were quoted 10c dearer, heifers were unchanged and cows were 8-9c dearer, on last week’s rates.
Bullocks topped at 273.2c sold on from JOS Allingham that weighed 579kg to return $1582.
Best priced trade heifers, were presented on from Ball & Co, which made 260c to weigh 450kg and return $1170.
The top pen of cows were sold by RD&LM Woodward for 237c and weighed 580kg to return $1375.
Bulls sold on from Brabon Cattle Co, topped at 258c and weighed 650kg to return $1678.
Store cattle consisted of large runs of light Weaner steers and heifers with a mix of a few good boat steers and mickeys, bringing strong competition from exporters, feedlotters and restockers.
A pen of 38 steers from Claraville Station made 368c and weighed 168kg and realised $618.
A line of 236 steers from Claraville Station made 358.2c to average 148kg and return $533.
A good pen of 38 heifers from Claraville Station made 308c, weighed 140kg and returned a good average of $432.
A line of 343 heifers from Claraville Station made 301c to average 139kg to return $422.
Cows and calves sold on from EW&VR Butler returned $1500 per unit.
The next prime and store sale is scheduled for Wednesday, November 15.