USDA National Sheep Summary
02 November 2015
Weekly Trends: Compared to last week heavy slaughter lambs were steady to 3.00 lower; light slaughter lambs were firm to sharply higher. Slaughter ewes were steady to 15.00 higher, except at New Holland, PA and San Angelo, TX where they were steady to 10.00 lower. Feeder lambs were steady to 10.00 higher. At San Angelo, TX 3431 head sold in a one day sale. Equity Electronic Auction sold 330 slaughter lambs in North Dakota and 376 slaughter lambs in Nebraska. In direct trading no comparison on slaughter ewes and feeder lambs. 5900 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs were 1.00-2.00 lower. 7900 head of formula sales under 55 lbs were not well tested; 55-65 lbs were 2.00-3.00 higher; 65-85 lbs were 2.00-5.00 lower and over 85 lbs were not well tested. 6,237 carcasses sold with 45 lbs and down 13.51 lower; 45-55 lbs .69 lower; 55-65 lbs 3.61 higher and 685 lbs and up .20-.96 lower. All sheep sold per hundred weight (CWT) unless otherwise specified.
Published by USDA Agricultural marketing Service (AMS)
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