USDA National Sheep Summary
18 January 2016
Weekly Trends: Compared to last week heavy slaughter lambs were 8.00-10.00 higher; light slaughter lambs were steady to 15.00 lower. Slaughter ewes were steady to 10.00 higher, except at Ft. Collins where they were 7.00 lower. Feeder lambs were steady to sharply higher. At San Angelo, TX 3131 head sold in a one day sale. No sales in Equity Electronic Auction. In direct slaughter ewes and feeder lambs were not tested. 5400 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs were steady to 2.00 lower. 10,500 head of formula sales under 65 lbs were not well tested; 65-75 lbs were steady; 75-95 lbs were 3.00-5.00 lower and over 95 lbs were not tested. 4,637 carcasses sold with 45 lbs and down .16 lower; 45-55 lbs 5.24 higher; 55-65 lbs .65 lower and 65 lbs and up .99- 1.67 higher. All sheep sold per hundred weight (CWT) unless otherwise specified.
Published by USDA Agricultural marketing Service (AMS)
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