charters towers cattle Sale - wed 21st February 2017
Yarding: 2341 Head.
Charters Towers Combined Selling Agents yarded 2,341 cattle this week, an increase of 44 head on last sale featuring continued lines of well finished good quality cows and bullocks, accompanied by some lines of western cattle showing the signs of the continuing dry season. With recent isolated storms across the northern region and the forecast of further isolated storms, there was cautious optimism among the buying gallery consisting of all regular processors for the first time this year, underpinning a firm to small increase in values for the heavier prime cattle, but more importantly creating competition throughout the offering. One regular feeder buyer and a small number of restockers were active on better quality lines, with lighter steers and heifers increasing by up to 20c for better types, while heavier types were generally 6c to 9c/kg lower. Cattle were drawn from Julia Creek, McKinlay, Richmond, Georgetown, Prairie, local and coastal areas.