Forbes Sheep Sale Market Report


Total Yarding – 31,400hd      Lambs – 23,000      Sheep – 8,400

Numbers lifted this sale, with both lamb and mutton showing the increase. Lamb quality was similar to that of previous sales,
with good numbers of supplementary finished lambs offered, along with the plainer types. Heavy and extra heavy weight lambs
were well supplied. The usual buyers were present and competing in a cheaper market.
Light lambs eased $2, making from $110 to $124/head. Trade weights were $4 easier, with prices from $124 to $146/head.
Heavy and extra heavy weight lambs showed the biggest change, easing $5 to $10/head. Heavy lambs sold from $142 to $160,
as extra heavies made from $154 to $230/head. Carcase prices averaged from 608c to 636c/kg cwt.
Mutton showed the biggest increase and quality continues to be very mixed. Prices remained steady with Merino ewes making
from $94 to $136, as crossbred ewes received from $90 to $134 and Dorper ewes sold from $75 to $126/head.