USDA National Sheep Summary
27 April 2015
Weekly Trends: Compared to last week slaughter lambs were 8.00 to as much as 50.00 lower, except at San Angelo, TX where they were firm to 5.00 higher. Slaughter ewes were mostly steady to 10.00 lower. Feeder lambs were steady to 10.00 higher. At San Angelo, TX 4203 head sold in a one day sale. No sales in Equity Electronic Auction. In direct trading slaughter ewes were not tested and no comparison on feeder lambs. 5900 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs under 170 lbs were steady to 2.00 lower. 9500 head of formula sales under 55 lbs were not well tested; 55-65 lbs were sharply higher; 65-75 lbs were 1.00 lower and over 95 lbs were 4.00-7.00 lower. 5,580 lamb carcasses sold with 45 lbs and down 12.75 higher; 45-55 lbs 5.61 lower; 55-65 lbs 5.89 higher and 65 lbs and up .49-1.32 lower. All sheep sold per hundred weight (CWT) unless otherwise specified.
Published by USDA Agricultural marketing Service (AMS)
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