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Charters Towers sale 19 Oct 2023: Smaller yarding brings limited demand

Guest Author, 19/10/2023

Yarding 821 Change – 225

File pic of Dalrymple Saleyards. Image: Charters Towers Regional Council

Numbers fell by 225 for a yarding of 821 cattle. Quality was mostly good, with a much smaller offering of prime cattle, while store cattle featured a large line of northern feeder heifers.

Buyer attendance was limited to a couple of regular processors and feeders, while there was additional restocker demand.

Cattle were mostly drawn from north of Mt Isa and the local area.

Values continued the recent downward trend with limited demand due to a smaller yarding.

Light steers returning to the paddock sold to 252c to average from 195c to 213c/kg. A small number of yearling steers above 280kg to restockers averaged 209c/kg.

A line of yearling heifers above 200kg to restockers reached 156c to average 132c/kg. Heifers above 280kg to feed made to 156c to average 153c/kg. A limited number of grown steers to live export sold to 164c to average 153c/kg, an equally small number of processor types averaged 154c/kg.

A small mixed quality sample of bullocks sold to 152c to average 130c to 150c/kg. A limited supply of medium weight 3 score cows to processors topped at 154c to average 151c/kg. A small number of heavy bulls to processors sold to 158c to average 126c/kg.

Market Reporter: Mick Kingham

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