USDA National Sheep Summary
23 March 2015
Weekly Trends: Compared to last week light slaughter lambs were steady to 20.00 higher; heavy slaughter lambs were steady to 2.00 lower. Slaughter ewes were uneven, steady to as much as 30.00 higher at New Holland, PA and Ft. Collins, CO and 5.00-10.00 lower at Sioux Falls, SD and San Angelo, TX. Feeder lambs were lightly tested, but sharply lower.
At San Angelo, TX 5514 head sold in a one day sale. No sales in Equity Electronic Auction. In direct trading slaughter ewes and feeder lambs were not tested. 2900 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs were 1.00-2.00 lower. 13,100 head of formula sales under 55 lbs were not well tested; 55-65 lbs were steady; 65-75 lbs were 7.00-8.00 lower; 75-85 lbs were 6.00-7.00 lower; 85-95 lbs were 2.00-3.00 higher and over 95 lbs were steady to 1.00 lower. 7,381 lamb carcasses sold with 45 lbs and down 32.71 higher; 45-55 lbs 1.55 higher; 55-65 lbs 9.51 lower and 65 lbs and up 3.85-6.14 lower. All sheep sold per hundred weight (CWT) unless otherwise specified.
Published by USDA Agricultural marketing Service (AMS)
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