USDA National Sheep Summary
05 October 2015
Weekly Trends: Compared to last week slaughter lambs were mostly sharply lower. Slaughter ewes were steady to 10.00 lower. Feeder lambs were mostly steady to 10.00 lower. At San Angelo, TX 7246 head sold in a one day sale. Equity Electronic Auction sold 335 slaughter lambs in North Dakota and 253 slaughter ewe and ram lambs in Nebraska. In direct trading slaughter ewes had no comparison and feeder lambs were steady. 5300 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs were 2.00-5.00 higher. 6900 head of formula sales under 55 lbs were not well tested; 55-65 lbs were 5.00- 6.00 higher; 65-75 lbs were steady to 2.00 higher; 75-85 lbs were 3.00- 6.00 higher and over 85 lbs were not well tested. 6,788 carcasses sold with 45 lbs and down 15.68 lower; 45-55 lbs .64 lower; 55-65 lbs 2.83 lower; 65-75 lbs .51 lower; 75-85 lbs .48 higher and 85 lbs and up 2.00 higher. All sheep sold per hundred weight (CWT) unless otherwise specified.
Published by USDA Agricultural marketing Service (AMS)
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