David Halstead, Nick Malone, Craig Herring and Rowan Hoffman made up the Queensland Rural selling team at the Dalrymple Saleyards at Charters Towers on April 20 during the weekly store and prime sale.A total of 1040head were yarded at theCharters Towers store and prime sale held on April 20, comprising 560 slaughter cattle and 480 feeder types.
Ray White Rural’s Kevin Currie said overall the market held up reasonably well in comparison to the previous sale
“The condition of the cattle that were yarded was good considering the current seasonal conditions,” Mr Currie said.
The prime cattle section consisted of 44 bullocks, 88 heifers, 413 cows and 15 bullscomprised of mostly good meatworks cows supported by steers and heifers suited to the butchering trade.
The yarding was drawn from Richmond, Tablelands, Belyando, Einasleigh, local and coastal areas. The condition was mostly good particularly for the cows. Bullocks were quoted 5-7c/kgeasier, heifers were 6-8ceasier and cows were unchanged on the previous sales’rates.
Heifers to 440kg topped at 224c to average 206c, no heifers over 440kg yarded.
Cows to 400kg reached 198c to average 170c, while those over 400kg hit 211c to average 194c.
Steers and bullocks to 500kg peaked at 253c to average 230c, while those over 500kg made 249c to average 244c. Bulls over 450kg hit 220c to average 185c.
Bullocks topped at 253cfor eightBrahman bullocks sold by EC Berryman that weighed 424kg to return $1,073/head. best priced trade heifers were sold by Pedracini Grazing Trust, Scartwater, Charters Towers, which made 212cto weigh 392kg and return $833.
The top pen of cows were sold by Big Country Helicopters for 211cweighing 488kg to return $1,031, while bulls sold by Hanging Rock, Charters Towers, topped at 220cto weigh 680kg andreturn $1,497.
Store cattle yarded consisted of 166 steers and313 heifers, while no cows and calves were available at the sale.
Feeder stocksconsisted of generally good quality Brahman-cross cattle which were in reasonable condition and sold to a solid market. Steers were 12-15ccheaper and Heifers were unchangedin price.
Steers to 200kg reached 280c to average 264c, no steers between 200-320kg were yarded, 320-400kg steers made 292c to average 261c, and those over 400kg hit 260c to average 226c.
Heifers to 200kg peaked at 234c to average 228c, 200-320kg heifers topped at 238c to average 215c, no heifers between 320-370kg were yarded and those over 370kg made 234c to average 218c.
A pen of 22 steers sold by LW and DR Schneider, Maidavale, Mingela, made 292cand weighed 226kg to return $661, while apen of 21 heifers sold by Glenallen Grazing, Malanda, made 238cto weigh 215kg andreturn$513.
A pen of 17 heifers sold by RD & LA French, Gilberton, Einasleigh, made 234c to weigh 329kg and return $770.
The next store and prime sale booked for Wednesday,,April 27,commencing at 8am.
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