Forbes Sheep Sale Report

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Report Date: 28th November 2023

Total Yarding: 23,500


Numbers lifted this sale with both lamb and mutton showing the change. There was 12700 lambs penned and quality was mixed with some handy lines of finished lambs offered along with the plainer types. The usual buyers were present and competing in a dearer market.

There was 2400 new season lambs penned and prices lifted $10 to $15/head. Trade weights sold from $110 to $135 with heavies receiving from $140 to $157/head.
Old lambs followed the dearer trend jumping $10 to $15/head and more in places. Trade weights ranged in price from $75 to $130/head. Heavy lambs sold from $125 to $143 with extra heavies receiving from $136 to $186/head. Carcase prices averaged 504c to 521c/kg.
The best heavy hoggets reached $90/head.

Mutton numbers were made up of mostly Merinos and prices jumped $20 and more in places. Merino ewes sold from $32 to $98/head. Crossbred ewes received from $32 to $95 with Dorper reaching $88/head. Heavy Merino wethers sold from $30 to $110.20/head.