Forbes Sheep Sale Market Report


Total Yarding – 33,200 Hd 

Numbers lifted this sale with lambs showing the increase. Lamb quality was similar to that of previous sales with both well finished and plainer lambs yarded, not all the usual buyers were present and competing in a significantly cheaper market.

A few pens of new season lambs sold from $156 to $188/head. Trade lambs were $40 easier and more in places with 20-24kg lambs selling from $120 to $164/head. Heavy lambs to 26kg were also $40 easier to receive from$144 to $169/head. Extra heavyweights fell $35 to $50/head to range in price from $150 to $238/head. Carcase prices averaged from 600 to 620c/kg. Merino lambs were also $40-$50 easier with trade weights selling from $193 to $148/head.

Mutton quality was again mixed and Merinos continue to make up the majority. Prices followed the cheaper trend slipping some $15 to $20/head. Merino ewes sold from $80 to $144 with crossbreds receiving $80 to $156/head. Merino wethers ranged in price from $103 to $156/head.