Market Reports

Mareeba Store Sale Report – Friday 14th June & Tuesday 18th June 2024

The Special Store Sale held by the Mareeba Combined Agents on Friday 18th June saw just over 3000 head yarded.  It was a strong sale across all markets and the rate was similar or better to that at other cattle sales in Queensland, with some lines 20cents/kg above other saleyards. The top of the steers was a pen of Brangus steers, averaging around 330kg each, these made 290cents/kg. In the Brahman lines, there was very good competition from both restockers and export buyers. Animals in the live export weight range got to a top of 230cents/kg, while the lighter weight steers and mickys made around the 220-230cents/kg. The heifer market was also very strong compared to previous weeks. Flatback heifers made around the 200cents/kg, while the Brahman heifers got to approximately 170cents/kg.

The Tuesday sale saw similar money for store steers, with the top being some Brangus-Limo cross steers. These made 264cents/kg, with an average weight around 365kg. Heifers were up compared to the Friday, with the top price for heifers getting to 210cents/kg. In the fat market, export weight steers not quite ready for slaughter, made around 205-210cents/kg. Bullocks got to 240-245cents/kg. There wasn’t a lot of cows on offer, but the few store cows available made 125-130cents/kg. In the bulls, export spec animals got to 210cents/kg. Lighter weight bulls in forward store condition, but not suitable for export made 170-175cents/kg.