USDA National Sheep Summary
03 October 2014
Compared to last week slaughter lambs were mostly steady to 5.00 lower, except 30.00-40.00 higher at New Holland, PA. Slaughter ewes were steady to 10.00 lower, instances 20.00 lower. Feeder lambs were steady to 8.00 higher, At San Angelo, TX 9366 head sold in a one day sale. Equity Electronic Auction sold 340 slaughter lambs in North Dakota and 266 slaughter lambs in Nebraska. In direct trading slaughter ewes were not tested and feeder lambs were weak. 7400 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs were steady to 3.00 higher and 6100 head of formula sales of carcasses under 55 lbs had no recent comparison; 55-65 lbs were not well tested; 65-75 lbs were 5.00-6.00 higher; 75-85 lbs were 1.00-2.00 higher and over 85 lbs were not well tested. 6,471 lamb carcasses sold with 45 lbs and down 39.44 higher; 45-55 lbs 11.21 higher and 55 lbs and up 1.72-2.82 higher. All sheep sold per hundred weight (CWT) unless otherwise specified.
Published by USDA Agricultural marketing Service (AMS)
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