Charters Towers Combined Agents yarded a total of 2047 cattle on September 20, consisting of 462 prime cattle and 1585 store cattle.
The prime cattle consisted of 65 bullocks, 32 heifers, 272 cows and 93 bulls, while the store section consisted of 1218 steers, 358 heifers, five cows and four cows and four calves.
Cattle comprised of small lines of finished cattle for slaughter supported 1585 store cattle. The yarding was drawn from Burketown, Richmond, Hughenden, Mt Garnet, local and coastal areas.
The condition of the cattle was good, the market eased in line with the seasonal conditions worsening. Bullocks were quoted as 3-8c easier, heifers were 4c easier and cows were 2-5c easier on last week’s rates. bulls were 2-3c cheaper.
Prime quotes saw bullocks sold for 259c/kg for eight ox on account of Columba Catholic College that weighed 520kg to return $1347 per head.
A pen of trade heifers were presented on behalf of SJ & RJ Neal which made 244c/kg to weigh 393kg and return $960 per head.
The top pen of 22 cows were sold by SJ & RJ Neal for 208c/kg and weighed 528kg to return $1099 per head.
10 bulls sold on account of Cattle JV Pty Ltd topped at 237c/kg and weighed 617kg to return $1463 per head.
Store cattle were presented in much bigger numbers than previous weeks and were in good store condition. Although with lack of rain in recent weeks the market did improve 8-12c for all steers reflecting good lines of quality cattle on offer and Heifers improved 7-11c.
A line of 362 steers on account of Hammer Grazing, Charters Towers, averaged 316c/kg and average weight 231kg and realised $732 per head.
Morr Morr Pastoral sold a line of 237 No 6 Brahman cross steers averaged 254kg selling to an average 299c/kg for $763 per head.
A good pen of seven heifers on account of G Wilson & Co, Forsayth, made 268c/kg, weighed 250kg and returned a good average of $670 per head.
Cows and calves were insufficient to quote.
The next sale at Dalrymple Saleyards is being held on September 27.