Forbes Sheep Sale Market Report

3/09/2019

Total Yarding – 29,000hd      Lambs – 17,700      Sheep – 11,300

Numbers dropped with lambs showing the decrease. Lamb quality was fair with good numbers of finished lambs available along with the
plainer types. There was 6,200 new season lambs penned with most being fresh. The usual buyers were present and competing in a dearer
market.
Light new season lambs lifted $5 to sell from $158 to $167/head. Trade weights were $8 to $10/head dearer and more in places. Prices
ranged from $169 to $210/head. Heavy weights were also $10 better to receive from $201 to $226/head. Carcase prices averaged from 866c
to 901c/kg cwt.
Old trade weight lambs lifted $6 to sell from $151 to $195/head. Heavy and extra heavy weights were $12 to $15/head dearer on an
improved quality yarding. Heavy lambs to 26kg sold from $200 to $20/head. Extra heavy weights ranged in price from $230 to $273/head.
Mutton numbers remained steady with Merinos making up the majority of the yarding. Quality was fair with good numbers of heavy sheep
available. Prices eased with Merino ewes selling from $115 to $208/head. Crossbred ewes received from $112 to $210 with Dorper ewes
ranging from $108 to $178/head. Merino wethers sold from $136 to $238/head.