Forbes Sheep Sale Market Report


Total Yarding – 19,400 Hd 

Numbers fell this sale with lambs showing the change. Lamb quality was very mixed with both well finished and plainer lambs penned, The usual buyers were present and competing in a dearer market particularly on the shorn better finished types. 

Trade weight lambs were limited in number but sold $8-$10/head better. Lambs from 18-24kg sold from $154 to $209/head. Heavy lambs to 26kg received from $191 to $217/head. Extra heavyweights were $5 better to range in price from $208 to $267/head. Carcase prices averaged from 760c to 820c/kg.

Mutton numbers were made up of mostly Merinos and prices remain strong. Heavy Merino ewes sold from $173 to $215/head with crossbreds receiving from $165 to $265/head.