USDA National Sheep Summary
07 September 2015
Weekly Trends: Compared to last week heavy slaughter lambs were steady to 10.00 higher; light slaughter lambs were steady to 20.00 lower. Slaughter ewes were mostly steady to 5.00 lower. Feeder lambs were steady to 10.00 higher. At San Angelo, TX 5901 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 weak. 4700 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs were weak. 6900 head of formula sales under 65 lbs were not well tested; 65-75 lbs were 6.00-8.00 lower; 75-85 lbs were 1.00-2.00 lower and over 85 lbs were not well tested. 4,978 carcasses sold with 55 lbs and down 10.31-13.60 higher; 55-65 lbs 4.11 higher and 65 lbs and up .30-1.28 higher. All sheep sold per hundred weight (CWT) unless otherwise specified.
Published by USDA Agricultural marketing Service (AMS)
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