Forbes Sheep Sale Market Report


Total Yarding – 26,800hd      Lamb – 19,050      Sheep – 7,750

Numbers eased this sale with lamb showing the decrease. Lamb quality was very mixed with some handy runs of finished lambs on offer
along with the plainer types. There was 4,800 new season lambs penned with trade lambs making up the majority. Quality was fair though
there was a large percentage of drier lambs penned. The usual buyers were present and competing in a firm to easier market that reflected
the quality offered.
Trade weight new season lambs sold from $162 to $201/head. Heavy weights received from $199 to $228/head. Carcase prices averaged
862c/kg cwt. Light old lambs held firm selling from $138 to $155/head. Trade weights were firm to a couple easier with prices ranging from
$152 to $197/head. Heavy and extra heavyweights were firm to $4/head easier. Heavy lambs to 26kg sold from $200 to $228 with extra
heavyweights ranging from $230 to $260/head. Carcase prices averaged 820c to 855c/kg cwt.
Mutton numbers showed the increase and quality was fair. There was a good offering of trade and heavy sheep available with Merinos making
up the majority. Merino ewes sold from $118 to $222, crossbred ewes sold from $110 to $205 and Dorper ewes received from $108 to
$156/head. Merino wethers sold from $126 to $228/head