Forbes Sheep Sale Market Report


Total Yarding – 22,750hd      Lambs – 17,100      Sheep – 5,650

The first sale for the year saw numbers increase slightly. There was 17,100 lambs penned, and quality was mixed, with some
good lines of supplementary fed lambs offered, along with the plainer types. Most of the usual buyers were present and
competing in a fairly steady market.
Light lambs sold stronger, to sell from $119 to $125/head. Trade weights were firm to $2 better, to receive from $125 to
$164/head. Heavy and extra heavy weight lambs were firm to slightly easier, dependant on quality. Heavy lambs sold from $145
to $177 and extra heavies received from $155 to $230/head. Carcase prices averaged 660c/kg.
Mutton quality was fair, with some handy lines of medium and heavy sheep offered. Prices showed a dearer trend, with Merino
ewes selling from $100 to $154/head. Crossbred ewes sold from $90 to $142 and Dorper ewes received from $90 to $115/head.