Forbes Sheep Sale Market Report


Total Yarding – 28,950hd      Lamb – 23,200      Sheep – 5,750

Numbers improved this sale with lambs showing the increase. Lamb quality was mixed, with both well finished and plainer lambs yarded. The
usual buyers were present and competing in a firm to easier market, depending on quality offered.
There were 6,700 new season lambs penned and quality was improved from the previous sale, with a good offering of fresh trade and heavy
weight lambs penned. Prices eased from $4 to $5, with trade weights selling from $171 to $214/head. Heavy lambs made to $220/head and
carcase prices averaged 910c/kg. Old light lambs eased $5, to sell from $138 to $165/head. Trade weights were firm to cheaper with prices
from $160 to $205/head. Heavy and extra heavy weight lambs were from $4 to $6/head easier. Heavy lambs to 26kg sold from $198 to $238,
with extra heavies making from $244 to $270/head. Carcase prices averaged from 863c to 884c/kg.
Mutton numbers remained steady and quality was similar to the previous sales. Prices were again strong and showed a dearer trend. Merino
ewes sold from $117 to $234/head. Crossbred ewes received from $114 to $217 and Dorper ewes sold to $180/head. Merino wethers sold
from $127 to $204/head.