USDA National Sheep Summary
11 May 2015
Weekly Trends: Compared to last week slaughter lambs were steady to as much as 30.00 lower, except at Ft. Collins, CO they were 15.00-17.00 higher. Slaughter ewes were mostly steady to 10.00 higher. Feeder lambs were weak to 5.00 lower, except at Sioux Falls, SD they were 5.00-10.00 higher. At San Angelo, TX 5566 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. 4,000 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs under 170 lbs were 2.00-3.00 higher, over 170 lbs were not well tested. 8100 head of formula sales under 65 lbs were not well tested; 65-75 lbs were sharply higher; 75-85 lbs were 4.00-5.00 higher and over 85 lbs were 6.00-9.00 lower. 6,134 lamb carcasses sold with 45 lbs and down 7.56 lower; 45-55 lbs 10.49 higher; 55-65 lbs 3.88 lower; 65-75 lbs .31 higher and 75 lbs and up .83-2.02 lower. All sheep sold per hundred weight (CWT) unless otherwise specified.
Published by USDA Agricultural marketing Service (AMS)
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