USDA National Sheep Summary
16 February 2015
Weekly Trends: Compared to last week slaughter lambs were steady to 10.00 higher, instances 10.00-30.00 higher at New Holland, PA. Slaughter ewes were mostly steady to 10.00 higher. Feeder lambs were firm. At San Angelo, TX 2919 head sold in a one day sale. No sales in Equity Electronic Auction. In direct trading slaughter ewes and feeder lambs not tested. 5900 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs were 4.00- 6.00 lower and 10,500 head of formula sales of carcasses under 65 lbs were not well tested; 65-75 lbs had no comparison; 75-85 lbs were steady to 1.00 higher; 85-95 lbs were 2.00-3.00 lower and over 95 lbs were steady. 5,589 lamb carcasses sold with 45 lbs and down 10.60 lower; 45- 65 lbs 2.57-4.21 lower and 65 lbs and up 1.57-2.76 lower. All sheep sold per hundred weight (CWT) unless otherwise specified.
Published by USDA Agricultural marketing Service (AMS)
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