USDA National Sheep Summary
11 August 2015
Weekly Trends: Compared to last week slaughter lambs were steady to as much as 30.00 higher, with the greatest advance at New Holland, PA. Slaughter ewes were mostly steady. Feeder lambs were steady to 5.00 higher at San Angelo, TX and steady to 5.00 lower at Sioux Falls, SD and Ft. Collins, CO. At San Angelo, TX 4123 head sold in a one day sale. No sales in Equity Electronic Auction. In direct trading slaughter ewes were not tested; feeder lambs were steady. 4900 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs were 1.00-2.00 lower. 9800 head of formula sales under 55 lbs were not well tested; 55-65 lbs were 2.00 higher; 65-85 lbs were 7.00-10.00 lower and over 85 lbs were 2.00-3.00 higher. 4,319 carcasses sold with 45 lbs and down 47.31 lower; 45-55 lbs 16.09 lower; 55-65 lbs 3.81 higher; 65-75 lbs 1.91 lower and 75 lbs and up 2.23-3.24 lower. All sheep sold per hundred weight (CWT) unless otherwise specified.
Published by USDA Agricultural marketing Service (AMS)
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