USDA National Sheep Summary
20 July 2015
Weekly Trends: Compared to last week slaughter lambs were steady to as much as 20.00 higher. Slaughter ewes were steady to 5.00 higher, instances 10.00-20.00 higher. Feeder lambs were steady. At San Angelo, TX 6020 head sold in a one day sale. Equity Electronic Auction sold 441 feeder lambs in Oregon. In direct trading slaughter ewes were not tested; feeder lambs were 5.00-6.00 higher. 4,000 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs were steady. 8900 head of formula sales under 55 lbs were not well tested; 55-65 lbs were 1.00-2.00 higher; 65-75 lbs were 1.00-2.00 lower; 75-85 lbs were not well tested; 85-95 lbs were 6.00-7.00 lower and over 95 lbs were steady to 1.00 higher. 5,050 carcasses sold with 45 lbs and down 5.85 higher; 45-55 lbs 10.44 higher; 55-65 lbs 5.48 higher and 65 lbs and up .57-.83 higher. All sheep sold per hundred weight (CWT) unless otherwise specified.
Published by USDA Agricultural marketing Service (AMS)
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