Forbes Sheep Sale Market Report 16/04/24

Total Yarding – 26,600 Hd

Numbers eased this sale with agents yarding 26,600 head. There was 19700 lambs penned and quality was very mixed. There was a handy offering of heavyweight lambs penned along with the lighter plainer types. The usual buyers were present and competing in a fairly steady market dependant on quality.

Trad weight lambs 20-24 kg were $5 to $6 easier to range in price from $122 to $160/head. Heavy lambs to 26kg held firm to receive from $150 to $180/head. Extra heavyweights were also steady selling from $170 to $245/head. Carcase prices averaged from 616 to 650c/kg. The best heavy hoggets reached $136/head.

There was 6900 mutton penned and quality was mixed. Prices dropped $15/head with Merino ewes selling from $45 to $108/head. Crossbreds sold from $50 to $100 with Dorper ewes reaching $105/head.