Charters Towers Cattle Sale RESULTS


Yarding: 520 head.

With isolated storms across the north and local area and the potential of further rain in the coming week, numbers declined by more than 1,300 head for a yarding of 520 cattle for Charters Towers Combined Selling Agents this week, comprising of mostly store steers and heifers. The absence of significant lines of cattle were a factor in the reduced offering, along with a recent contraction of values across many classes of cattle. The lack of prime cattle only saw one processor operating, however the return of one feeder buyer accompanied by local restockers and backgrounders ensured most store values were firm to dearer on last sale. Cattle comprised of one line of northern steers, with several smaller lines on offer. Cattle were drawn from Normanton, Einasleigh, Townsville, Mt Coolon and local areas. Light weight vealer steers to restockers improved 5c on last week, while similar light weight yearling steers to restockers eased by 11c/kg. Yearling steers over 280kg to restockers eased 8c, however similar steers to feed increased up to 27c/kg, with most destined for live export. Yearling steers over 330kg returning to paddock sold firm, to average 258c/kg. Light weight heifers increased up to 8c, while a selection of better quality yearling heifers to feed improved by more than 35c/kg on last sale. A limited offering of heavy 2 score cows to processing sold firm on the previous fortnight, while 2 score cows to restockers sold firm on last sale.

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Yarding: 2, 213 head. 

Cattle numbers fell after recent patchy rainfall over the supply area, down by 2,248 head to 2,213 head at the Roma Store Sale. Cattle were drawn from the usual supply area and a good panel of buyers was present and saw increased restocker competition for heifers. Steers dominated the yarding and the overall quality was mixed. Prices rose markedly across most categories. Lightweight yearling steers under 280kg to restockers rose by 20c/kg. Lightweight yearling heifers under 280kg to restockers rose by 17c to 24c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows rose by 38c, while medium weight 3 score cows rose by 46c/kg. Heavy weight 3 score cows rose by 54c/kg.

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North Queensland Livestock Industry Recovery Agency
The North Queensland Livestock Industry Recovery Agency was announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison on 1 March 2019 to assist with the immediate response, recovery and reconstruction efforts in support of North, Far North and Western Queensland communities affected by heavy rainfall and wide-spread flooding in early 2019.

The Agency represents the Government’s long-term commitment to rebuild the region long after the flood waters have receded.
Read the Prime Minister's Full Media Release HERE.

North Queensland Disaster response survey HERE. 

Primary producers in North Queensland can now access disaster grants $25,000 up to $75,000 to assist with recovery efforts. Click HERE for further information. 

Disaster assistance loans of up to $250,000 low interest may be available to those whose assets have been significantly damaged as a direct result. Information HERE. For essential working capital loans up to $100,000, see HERE

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