Forbes Sheep Sale Market Report


Total Yarding – 29,200 Hd 

Numbers eased slightly this sale though quality continues to be very mixed. There was both well finished and plainer lambs penned. The better bred and finished lambs were slightly easier while the plainer and secondary types showed a bigger fall. The usual buyers were present and competing. 

A few pens of new season lambs ranged in price from $176 to $210/head. Trade weight lambs slipped $4 to $6/head and more on the off types. The 20-24kg portion selling from $155 to $200/head. Heavy lambs to 26kg were also $6 to $8 easier to range from $186 to $216/head. Extra heavyweights were $3 to $4/head easier on a quality run and sold from $190 to $273/head. Carcass prices averaged from 749 to 787c/kg. 

Mutton quality was again very mixed and prices showed a significantly cheaper trend. Merino ewes sold from $114 to $181/head with crossbreed receiving from $108 to $196/head. Merino wethers reached $188/head.