Here is the weekly cattle sales and stock report, brought to you by Geaney’s Real Estate and Livestock.
Charters Towers Combined Agents yarded a total of 504 Cattle consisting of 252 prime cattle and 252 store cattle.
Owner Jim Geaney says first a first-up sale of the year it was very promising.
“The prime cattle were back on last year’s rates but the store cattle were well, well up, it was a very good store sale,” he says.
“All the vendors were very happy, the rates are much better than they were this time last year.
“It’s just that we’ve had some rain, we need follow up rain badly but there has been rain so people have been holding onto their cattle, it’s supply and demand.”
Mr Geaney says we need a good, solid wet season to keep the positive results coming.
The prime cattle was made up of 202 cows, 31 bullocks, 12 bulls and 7 heifers and the store cattle was 114 steers, 126 heifers and 12 cows and 10 calves.
The top price for bullocks was 276.2c/kg on account of SC & JD Farquhar that weighed in at 485kg, selling for $1339 per head.
The average price for steers and bullocks was a healthy 253.4c/kg.
Bulls sold on account of D Muller, Charters Towers topped at a price of 200c/kg and weight of 590kg to return $1180 per head.
The average on bulls was 171.3/kg.
The best priced pen of prime cows sold on account of Mt Douglas Past Co, “Mt Douglas”, Clermont was 230c/kg, weighing 421kg for a return of $968 per head.
Medium cows had an average 169.5c/kg while the heavies averaged 211.8c/kg.
All prime heifers sold were over the 200c/kg mark with the highest going for 250c/kg.
Of the store heifers the biggest yarding was in the 200-320kg category where 96 were sold at an average price of 276.4c/kg.
A pen of Brahman cross Steers sold on account of Leslie & Rebecca Lamonth made 380.2¢/kg, weighing 128kg for a total of $490 per head.
A M & N Jones, Milestone Brahman Stud, Charters Towers, pen of Brahman heifers sold for 320.2¢/kg at a weight of 195kg for healthy average of $624 per head.
The pen of cows and calves sold for $922 per unit.
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