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USDA National Sheep Summary


22 August 2014

USDA Weekly National Sheep Summary - 22 August 2014USDA Weekly National Sheep Summary - 22 August 2014


Weekly Trends: Compared to last week slaughter lambs were steady to as much as 20.00 higher, mostly 10.00-20.00 higher. Slaughter ewes were steady to 10.00 higher. Feeder lambs were steady to 15.00 higher. At San Angelo, TX 4705 head sold in a one day sale. Equity Electronic Auction sold 340 slaughter lambs in North Dakota. In direct trading slaughter ewes not tested and no comparison on feeder lambs. 6400 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs under 170 lbs were 2.00-3.00 higher and 5900 head of formula sales of carcasses under 65 lbs were not well tested; 65-85 lbs were 10.00-15.00 higher and over 85 lbs were not well tested. 5,220 lamb carcasses sold with 45 lbs and down 4.25 higher; 45- 55 lbs 3.32 lower; 55-75 lbs .05-1.60 higher and 75 lbs and up 2.89-3.60 higher. All sheep sold per hundred weight (CWT) unless otherwise specified.

Published by USDA Agricultural marketing Service (AMS)

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