Brangus steers make 852c/kg at Charters Towers

Updated December 9 2021 - 10:22pm, first published 10:00pm
Brangus steers make 852c/kg at Charters Towers

Charters Towers Combined Agents yarded a total of 2270 cattle, consisting of 726 prime cattle and 1544 store cattle.

The prime cattle consisted of 244 bullocks, 114 heifers, 299 cows and 69 bulls.

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Store cattle consisted of 985 steers, 55 mickeys, 483 heifers and 21 cows and calves.

Cattle comprised of a few good pens of finished bullocks and very few runs of prime cows selling to strong rates.

The yarding was drawn from Forsayth, Einsaleigh, Mt Isa, Mt Garnet, as well as local and coastal areas.

Prime Quotes:

Bullocks were quoted unchanged, heifers were 10c/kg easier, cows were 5c/kg dearer, and bulls were 5c/kg easier on the previous week's rates.

Steers and bullocks under 500kg sold to 542c and averaged 507c, and those over 500kg topped at 502c to average 465c.

Heifers over 440kg topped at 504c, averaging 443c.

Cows under 400kg made 400c and averaged 350c, while cows over 400kg reached 416c, averaging 382c.

Bulls 450-600kg made 45c and averaged 371c, while bulls over 600kg reached 390c to average 358c.

Bullocks topped at 502c/kg for a pen of 12 ox on a/c Laroona Pastoral that weighed 536kg to return $2690/hd.

Best priced trade heifers were presented on a/c Brown Pasturefed Beef that sold for 488c/kg, weighing 387kg to return $1890/hd.

The top pen of cows were sold by C Gilmore, for 416c/kg, weighing 592kg to return $2463/hd.

Bulls sold on a/c Colinta Holdings, topped at 370c/kg and weighed 602kg, to return $2227/hd.

Store Quotes:

Store cattle were in strong demand once again, selling to similar rates as the previous week's store sale.

There were a few runs of steers and heifers selling to very strong rates.

Steers under 200kg reached 852c to average 821c, steers 200-320kg sold to 702c, averaging 584c, steers 320-400kg topped at 590c and averaged 550c and steers over 400kg sold to 552c to average 546c.

Mickeys under 400kg sold to 830c, averaging 552c.

Heifers under 200kg topped at 740c and averaged 622c, heifers 200-320kg sold to 606c, averaging 550c, and heifers over 320kg topped at 546c, averaging 501c.

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A run of 160 Brangus steers a/c Rushel Produce made 852c/kg and weighed 173kg to return $1475/hd.

A good pen of 25 heifers on a/c GW & J Shadforth made 740c/kg weighed 108kg returning $799/hd.

Nine cows and calves sold on a/c Tyler Petersen returned $3000/unit.

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