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USDA National Sheep Summary


15 August 2014

USDA Weekly National Sheep Summary - 15 August 2014USDA Weekly National Sheep Summary - 15 August 2014


Weekly Trends:

Compared to last week slaughter lambs were uneven, firm to 5.00 higher at San Angelo, TX and 10.00-20.00 lower at New Holland, PA. Slaughter ewes were steady to 10.00 lower. Feeder lambs were steady to 4.00 higher. At San Angelo, TX 4945 head sold in a one day sale. No sales in Equity Electronic Auction. In direct trading slaughter ewes not tested and no comparison on feeder lambs. 6300 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs under 170 lbs were steady and 6200 head of formula sales of carcasses under 55 lbs were not well tested; 55-75 lbs were 3.00-4.00 higher; 75-85 lbs were 4.00-5.00 lower and over 85 lbs were not well tested. 5,283 lamb carcasses sold with 45 lbs and down .05 lower; 45-55 lbs 6.48 higher and 55 lbs and up 1.07-1.73 higher. All sheep sold per hundred weight (CWT) unless otherwise specified.

Published by USDA Agricultural marketing Service (AMS)

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