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Forbes Sheep & Lamb Sale

Tuesday 19-03-2019

Yarded 38259

The yarding included 29963 lambs. The quality was very good and included a large proportion of heavy and extra heavy lambs over 25 kilos and as much as 40 kilos dressed weight. All major processors were represented but with an extra 10000 lambs prices eased slightly. Most prime crossbred lambs were $3 to $4 cheaper but plainer grades and merino lambs eased by more  compared to last week's sale.
There were 8296 grown sheep yarded and prices remained firm to dearer. Prices for light sheep were firm and trade and heavy sheep sold $3 to $5 compared to last weeks sale.

Light lambs$104.00to$123.00
Trade lambs (up to 23kg)$125.00to$158.00
Heavy lambs (23-26kg)$146.00to$176.00
Extra heavy lambs (26kg +)$160.00to$215.00
Trade weight Merino lambs$102.00to$136.00
Heavy Merino lambs To $164.00
Merino wethers$124.00to$147.00
Merino ewes$98.00to$139.00
Crossbred ewes$112.00to$169.00
Light sheep$40.00to$85.00

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