Forbes Sheep Sale Market Report


Total Yarding – 23,450hd      Lambs – 17,950      Sheep – 5,500

Numbers remained similar this sale though quality was improved slightly from the previous sale. There was a better offering of trade and
export lambs available along with a handy run of 2000 new season lambs. The usual buyers were present and competing in a firm to dearer
market particularly on the better shaped and finished lambs.
Trade and heavyweight new season lambs sold from $225 to $263/head. Old light lambs were firm selling from $144 to $164/head. Trade
weights were $4 to $5 better with prices ranging from $160 to $235/head. Heavy lambs were also $6 better and more in place with lambs up
to 26kg selling from $225 to $260/head. Extra heavyweights held fairly steady with prices ranging from $262 to a centre record of $355/head.
Carcase prices averaged from 955c to 1020c/kg cwt.
Mutton quality continues to be mixed though there was fewer light plain sheep penned than previous sales. Prices continue to be strong with
Merino ewes selling from $122 to $217/head. Crossbred ewes sold from $127 to $224 and Dorper ewes ranged in price from $105 to