Forbes Sheep Sale Market Report


Total Yarding – 26,650hd      Lambs – 21,300      Sheep – 5,350

With the continuing dry weather, numbers were stronger this sale with lambs showing the increase. Lamb quality was similar to
that of previous sales, with some good runs of grain assisted sheep offered, along with the plainer types. The usual buyers were
present and competing in a cheaper market.
Light lambs eased from $1 to $2, to receive from $114 to $130/head. Trade weights were from $2 to $3 easier, with prices from
$130 to $154/head.
Heavy and extra heavy weights eased from $5 to $10/head after last week’s stronger sale. Heavy lambs sold from $145 to $168,
with extra heavy weights receiving from $160 to $222/head. Carcase prices averaged from 628c to 656c/kg.
Mutton numbers remained steady and quality continued to be very mixed. Prices fluctuated with Merino ewes, selling from $88 to
$140/head. Crossbreds sold from $90 to $136, with Dorper ewes receiving from $76 to $122/head. Merino wethers made from
$100 to $143/head.