Forbes Sheep Sale Market Report


Total Yarding – 25,100hd      Lambs – 17,750      Sheep – 7,350


Numbers decreased this sale with lambs showing the biggest decrease. Lamb quality was fair, with a good supply of fed finished
lambs offered, along with the plainer types. The usual buyers were present and competing in a dearer market.
Light lambs lifted $6 to make from $114 to $123/head. Trade weights were $5 better, making from $125 to $149/head.
Heavy and extra heavy weight lambs were well supplied, making from $5 to $8/head dearer. Heavy lambs received from $148 to
$173/head, with extra heavy weights receiving from $158 to $227/head. Carcase prices averaged from 620c to 660c/kg cwt.
Mutton numbers comprised primarily Merinos and prices showed an increase. Merino ewes sold from $97 to $144/head.
Crossbred ewes varied in price from $81 to $149, with Dorper ewes reaching $96/head.