Forbes Sheep Sale Market Report


Total Yarding – 25,950 Hd 

Number lifted this sale with lambs showing the increase. Lamb quality continues to be mixed with a large percentage of secondary lines on offer along with the better bred and finished lambs available. The usual buyers were present and competing in a cheaper market particularly on the secondary pens.

Trade weight lambs slipped $6-$10/head and more in places with 20-24kg lambs selling from $164 to $196/head. Heavy lambs to 26kg sold from $190 to $215/head. Extra heavies were also $5 easier and more in places, to receive from $214 to $280/head. Carcase prices averaged from 780c to 800c/kg.

Mutton numbers were made up of mostly Merinos and quality was very mixed. Merino ewes sold from$135 to $220/head with Crossbred ewes selling from $138 to $220/head.