Forbes Sheep Sale Market Report


Total Yarding – 12,700 Hd 

Numbers more than halved this sale though quality was similar to that of previous sales. There was a good offering of both finished and plainer lambs penned. Not all the usual buyers were present and competing in a dearer market.

There was 700 new season lambs offered and these sold from $186 to $210/head. Trade weight lambs lifted $10 to $20/head with 20 to 24kg receiving from $130 to $164/head. Lambs to 26kg sold from $155 to $189/head. Extra heavy lambs were $15 better with prices ranging from $166 to $248/head. Carcase prices averaged from 652c to 708c/kg. Merino lambs sold from $135 to $210/head.

Mutton numbers were limited and quality was mixed. Prices were slightly better with Merino ewes selling from $106 to $180/head. Crossbred ewes received from $127 to $176/head.