Forbes Sheep Sale Market Report


Total Yarding – 29,800 Hd 

Numbers almost doubled this sale with lambs showing the biggest increase. Lamb quality was fair with an improved offering of well finished lambs available along with the plainer types. There was extra buyers present and competing in a firm to dearer market.

Large runs of store lambs to restockers sold from $127 to $150/head. Trade weight lambs were $2 to $4 dearer with 20 to 24kg selling from $170 to $211/head. Lambs 24 to 26kg sold to a top of $228/head. Heavy lambs to 30kg realised up to $258/head. Extra heavy lambs 30kg plus receive from $260 to $287/head. Carcase prices averaged 786c to 845c/kg.

Mutton quality was very mixed though prices continue to be strong. Heavy Merino ewes sold from $170 to $256/head. Heavy crossbreds received from $160 to $267/head.