Forbes Sheep Sale Market Report


Total Yarding – 30,400hd      Lambs – 20,100      Sheep – 10,300

Numbers eased slightly though lamb numbers remained fairly steady. There was 9,350 new season lambs penned and quality was similar to
that of previous sales with both well finished and plainer lambs penned. Prices again fluctuated with quality offered and the usual buyers were
present and competing in a fairly steady market.
Light new season lambs slid from $142 to $156/head. Trade weights were firm to $3 easier with prices ranging from $156 to $199/head.
Heavier lambs were also steady to receive from $193 to $228/head. Carcase prices averaged from 818c to 854c/kg cwt. Old trade weight
lambs slipped $5 to sell from $148 to $176/head. Heavy weights were firm to receive from $192 to $233/head. Extra heavy weights were $6
cheaper selling from $234 to $278/head.
Mutton numbers showed the decrease and quality also reduced slightly with an increased percentage of lighter sheep penned. Merinos made
up the majority of the offering and prices were cheaper, particularly on the the heavier lines. Merino ewes sold from $103 to $150/head.
Crossbreds received from $101 to $170, while Dorper ewes sold from $98 to $144/head. Merino wethers received from $107 to $176/head.