Forbes Sheep Sale Market Report


Total Yarding – 13,000 Hd 

With rain in the drawing area numbers were reduced this Sale. Quality was also reduced from the previous sales though there was still some good lines of well finished heavy and export lambs penned. The usual buyers were present and competing in a dearer market.

Trade weight lambs lifted $4 to $8 with the 20-24 kg selling from $172 to $210/head. Heavy lambs to 26kg lifted $10 to receive from $202 to $226/head. Extra heavyweight lambs were $6 better to range in price from $218 to $278/head. Carcase prices averaged from 793 to 830c/kg cwt. A large offering of Merino lambs received from $186 to $254/head for trade and heavyweights.

Mutton numbers were limited but prices continue to rise. Heavy Merino ewes sold from $173 to $235/head. Heavy crossbred ewes sold from $180 to $263 and merino wethers reached $213/head.