USDA National Sheep Summary
31 October 2014
Compared to last week slaughter lambs were steady to 10.00 higher. Slaughter ewes were steady to 5.00 higher. Feeder lambs were mostly steady to 9.00 lower. At San Angelo, TX 4456 head sold in a one day sale. Equity Electronic Auction sold 340 slaughter lambs in North Dakota. In direct trading slaughter ewes were not tested and no comparison on feeder lambs. 7500 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs were 1.00-2.00 higher and 6,000 head of formula sales of carcasses under 65 lbs were not well tested; 65-85 lbs were steady to 2.00 lower and over 85 lbs were not well tested. 6,089 lamb carcasses sold with 45 lbs and down 21.39 higher and 45 lbs and up steady to 1.02 higher. All sheep sold per hundred weight (CWT) unless otherwise specified.
Published by USDA Agricultural marketing Service (AMS)
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