Charters Towers sale 26 July 2023: Increased processor presence boosts demand

Beef Central, 26/07/2023

Yarding 1795 Change – 1110

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

The number of prime cattle increased, with improved quality and many presenting with more weight than recent weeks.

An increased processor attendance lifted demand for all categories, with prices improving throughout.

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

The improved demand resulted in grown steers and bullocks improving 35c, heavy cows lifted 40c and bulls averaged 12c better.

Light steers to restockers averaged 312c selling to 326c and similar heifers sold to and averaged 230c/kg.

Yearling steers above 330kg to feed sold to 304c to average 266c those to the paddock averaged 284c/kg. Yearling heifers below 280kg returning to the paddock sold to 234c to average 225c/kg.

A good sample of yearling heifers above 280kg to feed made to 256c to average 249c/kg.

Heavy grown steers to the trade topped at an isolated 268c to average 258c and steers to feed topped at 292c to average 268c/kg.

Good quality grown heifers to the trade sold to 246c to average 234c/kg.

Heavy full mouthed bullocks to export slaughter topped at 284c to average from 255c to 278c/kg.

Medium weight 2 score cows sold to an improved 236c to average 218c to 234c, 3 and 4 scores reached 236c to average 226c/kg. A good sample of prime heavyweight cows topped at 238c to average 231c/kg.

Heavy bulls to processors sold to 270c average 251c and bulls to feed destined for live export made to 254c to average 244c/kg.

Market Reporter: Mick Kingham

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