CHARTERS Towers combined agents yarded a total of 896 cattle at the prime and store sale held on October 2.
The yarding consisted of 217 prime cattle and 679 store cattle.
Prime cattle yarded comprised 106 bullocks, 105 cows and six bulls, no heifers.
Prime cattle were comprised of a small yarding of mixed quality prime cattle. The yarding was drawn from Julia Creek, Ingham, Ayr, local and coastal areas.
Bullocks were quoted as 5c/kg to 8c dearer; and cows were unchanged on the previous sales’ rates.
Cows to 400kg topped at 105c to average 60c, while those over 400kg made 123c to average 96c.
Steers and bullocks to 500kg peaked at 147c to average 137c, while those over 500kg hit 159c to average 154c.
Bulls over 450kg made 126c to average 121c.
Bullocks topped at 159c for well finished Brahman bullocks sold by D and E Scott, Ingham, that weighed 577kg to return $919 per head.
The top pen of cows were sold by W Archer, Sellheim, for 123c, weighed 535kg to return $659, who also sold bulls which averaged 126c, weighed 605kg and returned $763.
Store cattle yarded comprised 224 steers, four cows, 448 heifers and three cows and calves.
Store cattle were made up of one major vendor line from Julia Creek, with the balance being smaller consignments of mixed quality cattle.
Steers to 200kg topped at 133c to average 120c, 200-320kg steers made 117c to average 108c, 320-400kg steers peaked at 101c to average 86c, no steers over 400kg.
Heifers to 200kg reached 139c to average 118c, 200-320kg heifers made 99c to average 73c, and those between 320-370kg made 83c to average 66c.
A draft of 145 Droughtmaster no-3 steers sold by Ball & Co, Rockvale, Julia Creek, topped at 133c to average 119c weighing 167kg to realise $197, they also sold 352 Droughtmaster no-3 heifers which topped at 139c to average 122c weigh 127kg and realise $155.
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