USDA National Sheep Summary
24 August 2015
Weekly Trends: Compared to last week slaughter lambs were uneven, 10.00-20.00 higher at San Angelo, TX and steady to 20.00 lower at New Holland, PA. Slaughter ewes were mostly steady to 10.00 lower. Feeder lambs were steady to 5.00 higher. At San Angelo, TX 4119 head sold in a one day sale. No sales in Equity Electronic Auction. In direct trading slaughter ewes were not tested; feeder lambs were 3.50 lower. 2300 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs were steady to 1.00 higher. 6800 head of formula sales under 55 lbs were not well tested; 55-65 lbs were 4.00-6.00 higher; 65-75 lbs were 7.00-10.00 higher; 75- 85 lbs were steady to 2.00 higher; 85-95 lbs were 4.00-8.00 higher and over 95 lbs were not well tested. 5,219 carcasses sold with 45 lbs and down 34.94 lower; 45-55 lbs 17.87 lower; 55-65 lbs .08 lower; 65-75 lbs .27 higher; 75-85 lbs 1.05 lower and 85 lbs and up 3.03 higher. All sheep sold per hundred weight (CWT) unless otherwise specified.
Published by USDA Agricultural marketing Service (AMS)
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