USDA National Sheep Summary
20 April 2015
Weekly Trends: Compared to last week slaughter lambs were steady to 5.00 lower. Slaughter ewes were steady to 8.00 lower. Feeder lambs were firm in a light test. At San Angelo, TX 2979 head sold in a one day sale. No sales in Equity Electronic Auction. In direct trading slaughter ewes and feeder lambs were not tested. 6500 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs under 170 lbs were firm, no comparison on those over 170 lbs. 11,200 head of formula sales under 55 lbs were not well tested; 55- 65 lbs were sharply lower; 65-75 lbs were 4.00-5.00 higher; 75-85 lbs were firm; 85-95 lbs were 4.00-5.00 higher and over 95 lbs were 4.00-5.00 lower. 5,518 lamb carcasses sold with 45 lbs and down 112.89 lower; 45-55 lbs 1.04 lower; 55-65 lbs 4.81 lower and 65 lbs and up .30-.86 lower. All sheep sold per hundred weight (CWT) unless otherwise specified.
Published by USDA Agricultural marketing Service (AMS)
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