USDA National Sheep Summary
17 October 2014
Weekly Trends: Compared to last week slaughter lambs were steady to 5.00 higher. Slaughter ewes were steady to 5.00 lower. Feeder lambs were steady to 8.00 lower, except at Billings, MT steady to 3.00 higher. At San Angelo, TX 4710 head sold in a one day sale. Equity Electronic Auction sold 340 slaughter lambs in North Dakota. In direct trading slaughter ewes and feeder lambs were not tested. 6300 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs were weak and 4900 head of formula sales of carcasses under 55 lbs were not well tested; 55-65 lbs were 1.00-2.00 higher; 65-75 lbs were 6.00-7.00 higher; 75-85 lbs were steady to 1.00 higher and over 85 lbs were not well tested. 6,601 lamb carcasses sold with 45 lbs and down 27.10 lower; 45-55 lbs 6.84 lower and 55 lbs and up steady to 2.00 higher. All sheep sold per hundred weight (CWT) unless otherwise specified.
Published by USDA Agricultural marketing Service (AMS)
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