Charters Towers sale 9 Aug 2023: Two major processors return

Beef Central, 09/08/2023

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

Quality Improved on last sale, comprising of some very good quality heavy bullocks cows and prime heifers, supported by several good lines of yearling steers and heifers.

Two major processors returned to the buyer panel providing solid support throughout, while two live exporters were active on suitable types.

Regular feeders and restockers were selective, with secondary lines difficult to sell.

Cattle were drawn from Mt Isa to Georgetown, east to Malinda and Ingham, south to Ayr and the local area.

Values improved for most prime categories, heifers lifted 18c, steers increased 5, bullocks were firm and cows increased by 6c to 18c/kg.

Vealer steers returning to the paddock averaged 285c to 315c selling to 320 and similar heifers reached 248c to average 180c to 234c/kg. Yearling steers above 280kg returning to the paddock sold to 280 to average from 262c to 272c/kg. Steers above 330kg to feed topped at 280c to average 263c/kg.

A good sample of yearling heifers above 330kg returning to the paddock sold to 246c to average 207c and heifers above 330kg to feed sold to 240c to average 238c/kg.

Grown steers above 400kg to feed reached 278 to average 259c, steers suitable to live export averaged 281c/kg. A good supply of heavy grown heifers to the trade topped at 260c to average 250c/kg.

Increased numbers of heavy bullocks sold to spirited demand. Bullocks to live export reached 280c, averaging 265c to 278c, processor types averaged 267c/kg. Improved demand by processors saw medium weight 2 score cows sell to 210c to average 206c, 3 scores made to 240c to average 214c and prime heavyweight cows topped at 234c to average 227c/kg.

Heavy bulls to live export reached 286c to average 279c/kg.

Market Reporter: Mick Kingham

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