Forbes Sheep Sale Market Report


Total Yarding – 17,400 Hd 

With widespread rain in the drawing area numbers dropped sharply this sale. Lamb quality was fair with a good selection of grain fed finished lambs on offer along with the plainer secondary types. Not all the usual buyers were present and competing in a dearer market.

Trade weight lambs were $4-$6 dearer with prices ranging from $156 to $207/head. Heavy lambs to 26kg sold from $196 to $224/head. Extra heavy lambs were firm to $3 better with those over 26kg selling from $211 to $265/head. Carcase prices averaged from 773c to 816c/kg.

Mutton numbers were limited and quality was mixed. Prices dropped with Merino ewes selling from $122 to $173/head and crossbreds receiving from $125 to $201/head.