USDA National Sheep Summary
11 January 2016
Weekly Trends: Compared to last week heavy slaughter lambs were 5.00-8.00 lower; light slaughter lambs were steady to 30.00 higher. Slaughter ewes were steady to 20.00 higher. No comparison on feeder lambs. At San Angelo, TX 1501 head sold in a one day sale. Equity Electronic Auction sold 258 slaughter lambs in Nebraska. In direct trading no comparison on slaughter ewes and feeder lambs. 4900 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs were 4.00-8.00 lower. 8600 head of formula sales under 65 lbs had no recent comparison; 65-85 lbs were 2.00-4.00 lower; 85-95 lbs were 8.00-10.00 higher and over 95 lbs were not tested. 3,453 carcasses sold with 45 lbs and down 1.74 higher; 45- 55 lbs 7.54 lower; 55-65 lbs 4.40 lower and 65 lbs and up 2.47-3.14 lower. All sheep sold per hundred weight (CWT) unless otherwise specified.
Published by USDA Agricultural marketing Service (AMS)
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