Forbes Sheep Sale Market Report


Total Yarding – 30,600hd      Lambs – 24,100      Sheep – 6,500

Numbers lifted this sale, with lambs showing the biggest increase. Lamb quality was mixed with some good lines of finished lambs offered,
though there was an increase of lambs showing dryness. The usual buyers were present and competing in a market that fluctuated close to
There were 3,900 new season lambs penned, with trade weights making from $196 to $250/head. Old light lambs sold from $145 to
$170/head. Trade weights were firm to slightly better to receive from $180 to $230/head. Heavy and extra heavy weight lambs were firm to
$3/head dearer. Heavy lambs to 26kg sold from $225 to $267/head. Extra heavy weights received from $274 to $325/head. Carcase prices
averaged from 947c to 1,020c/kg cwt.
Mutton numbers lifted slightly, with Merinos making up the majority. Prices held reasonably steady, with Merino ewes making from $115 to
$220/head. Crossbred ewes varied in price from $128 to $226 and Dorper ewes reached $170/head. Merino wethers sold from $126 to
$218/head. A small number of crossbred wethers reached $256/head.