Forbes Sheep Sale Market Report


Total Yarding – 19,090hd      Lambs – 16,090      Sheep – 3,000

With widespread rain in the drawing area numbers fell with both lamb and mutton showing the decrease. Lamb quality was fair with good
numbers of finished lambs available along with the plainer types. The usual buyers were present and competing along with restockers in a
significantly dearer market that improved as the sale progressed.
Store lambs to restockers attracted strong competition and sold from $100 to $199/head. Trade weights were $12 to $15/head dearer and
more in places. Prices ranged from $171 to $228/head. Heavy and extra heavy weight lambs also ignited bidding and lifted $20/head. Heavy
lambs to 26kgs sold from $200 to $256 with extra heavy weights selling from $242 to $305/head. Carcase prices averaged from 883c to
968c/kg cwt with a number of pens exceeding $10/kg.
Mutton numbers were made up of mostly Merinos and quality was mixed. Prices lifted with Merino ewes selling from $124 to $245/head.
Crossbred ewes ranged in price from $120 to $254 with Dorper ewes selling from $138 to $240/head.