Forbes Sheep Sale Market Report


Total Yarding – 36,050hd      Lambs – 24,950     Sheep – 11,100

Numbers jumped with both lamb and mutton showing the increase. Quality was reduced slightly from the previous sale with a larger
percentage of drier lambs along with the better finished types. There was 11,350 new season lambs penned. The usual buyers were present
and competing in a cheaper market.
There was an increased offering of store new season lambs penned with these selling to restockers from $105 to $160/head. Trade weight
new season lambs slipped $4 to $6/head and more in some places. Prices ranged from $160 to $200/head. Heavy weights sold from $198 to
$236/head with carcase prices averaging from 830c to 850c/kg cwt.
Old light lambs eased $5 selling from $138 to $160/head. Trade weights were $8 to $10 cheaper receiving from $152 to $1890/head. Heavy
and extra heavy weights were also $10 to $15/head easier. Lambs to 26kg sold from $173 to $220 with extra heavy weights reaching
$275/head. Carcase prices averaged 780c to 815c/kg cwt.
Mutton numbers were made up of mostly Merinos and quality was good. Prices held steady with Merino ewes selling from $115 to $218/head.
Crossbred ewes received from $115 to $210 with Dorper ewes selling from $105 to $192/head. Heavy Merino wethers sold from $150 to