USDA National Sheep Summary
10 October 2014
Compared to last week heavy slaughter lambs were steady to 4.00 higher; light slaughter lambs steady to 20.00 lower, and as much as 50.00-60.00 lower at New Holland, PA. Slaughter ewes were steady to 9.00 lower, instances 20.00 lower. Feeder lambs were steady to 10.00 lower, except at St. Onge, SD steady to 8.00 higher, At San Angelo, TX 7348 head sold in a one day sale. No sales in Equity Electronic Auction. In direct trading slaughter ewes and feeder lambs were not tested. 6400 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs were steady to 2.00 higher and 5400 head of formula sales of carcasses under 55 lbs were not well tested; 55-65 lbs were 6.00-7.00 higher; 65-75 lbs were 2.00-3.00 lower; 75-85 lbs were 3.00-4.00 higher and over 85 lbs were not well tested. 6,772 lamb carcasses sold with 55 lbs and down 4.54-6.10 lower and 55 lbs and up 2.09-3.93 higher. All sheep sold per hundred weight (CWT) unless otherwise specified.
Published by USDA Agricultural marketing Service (AMS)
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