Forbes Sheep Sale Market Report


Total Yarding – 23,650 Hd 

Numbers lifted this sale with both lambs and mutton showing the increase. Lamb quality continues to be very mixed with an excellent run of heavy lambs offered along with the plainer secondary types. The usual buyers were present and competing in a market that fluctuated with quality. The better finished lambs held firm to a slightly better in places whilst the woolier and off types showed an easier trend. 

Trade lambs rated firm to $2 easier to receive from $164 to $198/head. Heavy lambs to 26kg sold from $182 to $218/head. Extra heavyweights were also fairly steady dependent on quality with prices ranging from $213 to $290/head. Carcase prices averaged from 790 to 830c/kg. Merino lambs slipped $5 to $6 to sell from $167 to $215/head. Some large runs of store lambs reached $165/head. 

Mutton numbers were made up of mostly Merinos and prices continue to be strong. Heavy Merino ewes sold from$170 to $218/head. Crossbred ewes received $172 to $240/head.