USDA National Sheep Summary
18 May 2015
Weekly Trends: Compared to last week slaughter lambs were steady to sharply lower. Slaughter ewes were mostly steady to 10.00 lower, except at Ft. Collins, CO they were sharply higher. Feeder lambs were steady to sharply lower. At San Angelo, TX 7558 head sold in a one day sale. Equity Electronic Auction sold 770 slaughter lambs in Oregon and 1925 feeder lambs in Texas. In direct trading slaughter ewes were not tested and no comparable comparison on feeder lambs. 1700 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs under 170 lbs were 3.00-6.00 higher, over 170 lbs were not well tested. 11,000 head of formula sales under 65 lbs were not well tested; 65-75 lbs were 3.00 higher; 75-85 lbs were 6.00-7.00 lower; 85-95 lbs were 3.00-4.00 higher and over 95 lbs were 10.00-15.00 higher. 5,214 lamb carcasses sold with 45 lbs and down 17.83 lower; 45- 65 lbs 2.29-3.47 higher and 65 lbs and up .51-1.47 lower. All sheep sold per hundred weight (CWT) unless otherwise specified.
Published by USDA Agricultural marketing Service (AMS)
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