USDA National Sheep Summary
02 March 2015
Weekly Trends: Compared to last week slaughter lambs were steady to sharply higher. Slaughter ewes were steady to 7.00 higher. Feeder lambs were 3.00-4.00 higher in light test. At San Angelo, TX 1256 head sold in a weather shortened sale. No sales in Equity Electronic Auction. In direct trading slaughter ewes were not tested and no comparison on feeder lambs. 4,000 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs were steady and 10,600 head of formula sales of carcasses under 65 lbs were not well tested; 65-75 lbs were 7.00-8.00 lower; 75-85 lbs were 6.00-7.00 higher; 85-95 lbs were 6.00-7.00 lower and over 95 lbs were 2.00-3.00 higher. 5,992 lamb carcasses sold with 45 lbs and down 1.76 lower; 45-55 lbs 5.72 lower; 55-75 lbs .91-.95 lower and 75 lbs and up 2.21-2.52 lower. All sheep sold per hundred weight (CWT) unless otherwise specified.
Published by USDA Agricultural marketing Service (AMS)
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