USDA National Sheep Summary
01 September 2015
Weekly Trends: Compared to last week heavy slaughter lambs were steady to 10.00 lower; light slaughter lambs were steady to 10.00 higher. Slaughter ewes were mostly steady to 5.00 higher. Feeder lambs were steady to 10.00 lower. At San Angelo, TX 5827 head sold in a one day sale. No sales in Equity Electronic Auction. In direct trading slaughter ewes were not tested; feeder lambs were firm. 5400 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs were steady. 7100 head of formula sales under 65 lbs were not well tested; 65-85 lbs were steady to 2.00 higher and over 85 lbs were not well tested. 7,027 carcasses sold with 45 lbs and down 25.04 higher; 45-55 lbs 7.63 higher; 55-65 lbs 3.61 lower; 65-75 lbs .65 lower; 75-85 lbs .45 higher and 85 lbs and up 2.51 higher. All sheep sold per hundred weight (CWT) unless otherwise specified.
Published by USDA Agricultural marketing Service (AMS)
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