USDA National Sheep Summary
28 July 2015
Weekly Trends: Compared to last week slaughter lambs were 7.50-30.00 lower, except at Sioux Falls, SD they were 3.00-7.00 higher. Slaughter ewes were weak to 10.00 lower. Feeder lambs were steady to 10.00 higher. At San Angelo, TX 5814 head sold in a one day sale. Equity Electronic Auction sold 335 slaughter lambs in North Dakota. In direct trading slaughter ewes were not tested; feeder lambs were 4.00-8.00 higher. 7700 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs were firm. 6500 head of formula sales under 65 lbs were not well tested; 65-75 lbs were 10.00- 12.00 higher; 75-85 lbs had no comparison and over 85 lbs were 3.00-6.00 higher. 5,277 carcasses sold with 45 lbs and down 3.88 higher; 45-55 lbs 4.08 lower; 55-65 lbs .38 lower and 65 lbs and up .28-.82 higher. All sheep sold per hundred weight (CWT) unless otherwise specified.
Published by USDA Agricultural marketing Service (AMS)
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