USDA National Sheep Summary
11 July 2014
Compared to last week slaughter lambs were steady to 5.00 higher, instances 20.00-30.00 higher. Slaughter ewes were steady to 5.00 higher. Feeder lambs were steady to 8.00 higher. At San Angelo, TX 5531 head sold in a one day sale. Equity Electronic Auction sold 740 slaughter lambs in Oregon and North Dakota. In direct trading slaughter ewes not tested and no comparison on feeder lambs. 4700 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs under 170 lbs were steady to 2.00 lower, while over 170 lbs were not tested and 9,000 head of formula sales of carcasses under 65 lbs were sharply higher; 65-75 lbs were 11.00-12.00 higher; 75-95 lbs were 3.00-6.00 higher and over 95 lbs were not well tested. 5,602 lamb carcasses sold with 45 lbs and down 1.77 lower; 45-55 lbs 20.99 lower; 55-65 lbs 4.50 lower; 65-85 lbs .56-.84 lower and 85 lbs and up 1.65 higher. All sheep sold per hundred weight (CWT) unless otherwise specified.
Published by USDA Agricultural marketing Service (AMS)
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