Forbes Sheep Sale Market Report


Total Yarding – 25,100hd      Lambs – 15,600      Sheep – 9,500

Numbers lifted slightly though lamb numbers declined. Lamb quality continues to be very mixed with both fresh finished pens offered along
with those showing signs of dryness. Most of the usual buyers were present and competing in a dearer market.
Light new season lambs sold from $146 to $158 with restockers paying from $101 to $170/head. New season trade weights were $5 to $7
better with prices ranging from $158 to $204/head. Heavy and extra heavy weights were also $4 to $7/head better and more in place. Heavy
lambs sold from $205 to $219 with extra heavy weights receiving from $222 to $265/head. Carcase prices averaged from 840c to 878c/kg
Old trade weight lambs lifted $4 to $7 to sell from $158 to $191/head. Heavy lambs to 26kg sold from $195 to $230 while extra heavy
weights received from $238 to $266/head.
Mutton numbers showed the increase with Merinos making up the majority. Quality continues to be mixed and prices lifted. Merino ewes sold
from $111 to $213/head. Crossbred ewes received from $115 to $210 with Dorper ewes selling from $111 to $187/head. Merino wethers sold
from $106 to $186/head.