Forbes Sheep Sale Market Report


Total Yarding – 33,300hd      Lambs – 23,400      Sheep – 9,900

Numbers lifted slightly this sale, with both lamb and mutton showing the change. Lamb quality was fair, with good numbers of
finished lambs offered, along with the plainer types. The usual buyers were present and competing in a dearer market.
Light lambs lifted $4 to make from $114 to $126/head. Trade weights attracted strong competition, making $5 to $8/head more.
Prices varied from $124 to $165/head.
Heavy and extra heavy weights held fairly steady, with lambs up to 26kg receiving from $161 to $174, while those over 26kg
made from $170 to $215/head. Carcase prices averaged from 607c to 643c/kg cwt.
Mutton numbers comprised mainly Merinos and quality continues to be varied. Prices fluctuated, with Merino ewes receiving from
$88 to $151/head. Crossbred ewes sold from $85 to $148 and Dorper ewes received from $76 to $120/head. Merino wethers
varied in price from $84 to $157/head.