Forbes Sheep Sale Market Report


Total Yarding – 30,400 Hd 

Numbers jumped sharply this sale with both lambs and mutton showing the increase. Lamb quality continues to be very mixed with some good lines of finished lambs on offer along with a large percentage of plainer secondary types. Most of the usual buyers were present and competing in a cheaper market that varied with quality. 

Quality trade weight lambs were limited in number and held firm to $3 easier with plainer and woollier types falling $6 to $10/head. Prices ranged from $159 to $200/head. Heavy lambs to 26kg slipped $8 to receive from $191 to $215/head. Extra heavyweights we’re also $6 to $8/head easier with prices varying with quality. Those over 26kg sold from $210 to $266/head. Carcase prices averaged from 765 to 811c/kg.

Mutton numbers were made up of mostly Merinos and quality was again very mixed. The better Merino ewes sold from $132 to $203/head. Crossbred ewes ranged in price from $132 to $216/head.