USDA National Sheep Summary
09 March 2015
Weekly Trends: Compared to last week slaughter lambs and slaughter ewes were mostly steady. Feeder lambs were lightly tested. At San Angelo, TX 3772 head sold in a one day sale. Equity Electronic Auction sold 310 slaughter lambs in North Dakota. In direct trading slaughter ewes and feeder lambs were not tested. 4800 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs were 3.00-6.00 lower and 13,700 head of formula sales of carcasses under 55 lbs were steady; 55-65 lbs were not tested; 65-75 lbs were 7.00-9.00 lower and over 75 lbs were 4.00-5.00 lower. 6,213 lamb carcasses sold with 45 lbs and down 14.04 higher; 45-55 lbs 2.36-2.53 higher and 55 lbs and up 2.65-3.87 lower. All sheep sold per hundred weight (CWT) unless otherwise specified.
Published by USDA Agricultural marketing Service (AMS)
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