USDA National Sheep Summary
24 September 2015
Weekly Trends: Compared to last week slaughter lambs were steady to 10.00 higher. Slaughter ewes were uneven, mostly steady to 5.00 higher. Feeder lambs were mostly steady to 5.00 higher. At San Angelo, TX 8566 head sold in a one day sale. Equity Electronic Auction sold 335 slaughter lambs in North Dakota and 270 slaughter ewes in Nebraska. In direct trading slaughter ewes and feeder lambs were not tested. 4300 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs were steady to 2.00 lower. 6100 head of formula sales under 55 lbs were not well tested; 55-65 lbs were mostly steady; 65-75 lbs were 3.00 to 4.00 higher; 75-85 lbs were mostly 4.00 to 6.00 lower and over 85 lbs were not well tested. 6,644 carcasses sold with 45 lbs and down 4.85 lower; 45-55 lbs 5.18 higher; 55-75 lbs .39-.63 lower and 85 lbs and up 2.43 higher. All sheep sold per hundred weight (CWT) unless otherwise specified.
Published by USDA Agricultural marketing Service (AMS)
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