Charters Towers combined agents yarded a total of 1883 cattle on November 15 consisting of 969 prime cattle and 914 store cattle. The prime cattle consisted of 404 bullocks, 130 heifers, 362 cows and 73 bulls. store cattle consisted of: 592 steers, 322 heifers and 14 cows and calves.
Cattle comprised of some good lines and pens of well finished bullocks and cows. The yarding was drawn from a widespread area including a large consignment from the Gulf and also Mt Isa region with the rest of the yarding made up from local and coastal consignments. Bullocks were quoted 6-8c dearer, heifers were 10-15c dearer and cows were 1-2c dearer on last week’s rates.
Bullocks topped at 285c for 14 head sold on from Wyandotte Pastoral Co, Mt Garnet that weighed 675.7kg to return $1925.
Best priced trade heifers were presented on from Department Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF), Spyglass, Charters Towers and sold for 268.2c that weighed 401kg and return $1075.
The top pen of cows were sold by Penna Holdings, Riverview Station, Charters Towers for 252.2c and weighed 540kg to return $1361.
Bulls sold on from Department Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF), Spyglass, Charters Towers topped at 301.2c and weighed 930kg to return $2801.
The 914 store cattle were very mixed in type and quality with some lines of quality Grey and Red Brahman steers presented to plainer types in young male Weaners sold. heifers sold to dearer rates.
A pen of 34 Brahman steers from GW&J Shadforth, Lincoln Springs, Ingham made 368.2c and weighed 175.3kg returning an average of $645.
A good pen of heifers from D&A Foster, Stonington Station, Pentland made 318.2c, weighed 185kg and returned $591.
Cows and calves sold on from K Peace, Charters Towers returned $1390 per unit.