Forbes Sheep Sale Market Report


Total Yarding – 29,600Hd      Lambs – 24,600      Sheep – 5000

Lamb numbers raised and the quality remains good although there was the start of a few drier lambs and seed in the skin. Heavy trade and
heavy and extra heavy lambs were the bulk of the yarding with light trade and stores still in short supply. There was a very good run of
Merino lambs most falling into the heavy lambs range. The market sold to a cheaper trend.
New season lambs to restock $129 to $179/head. The medium and heavy trade lambs were from $10 to $12 cheaper sold from $151 to
$178/head and averaged from 780c to 820c/kg cwt. Heavy lambs were $12 to $15 cheaper $185 to $212/head or 770c/kg cwt on average.
Extra heavy new season lambs reached $248/head. Old trade were $14 cheaper, making from $155 to $175 and the heavy weights lost $5
selling from $170 to $207 with extra heavy lambs reaching $260/head. Merino trades were $8 cheaper selling from $155 to $172 and heavy
weights made from $174 to $222/head.
Mutton numbers lifted and the quality was good made up mostly by heavy sheep and prices were very similar. Medium weight ewes sold from
$143 to $168/head. Heavy crossbred ewes made from $191 to $220 and heavy Merino wethers topped at $230/head.