USDA National Sheep Summary
24 February 2016
Weekly Trends: Compared to last week slaughter lambs were steady to 20.00 higher. Slaughter ewes were uneven, mostly steady to 10.00 higher. Feeder lambs were steady to 6.00 higher. At San Angelo, TX 4379 head sold in a one day sale. No sales in Equity Electronic Auction. In direct trading slaughter ewes and feeder lambs were not tested. 4500 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs were steady to 2.00 higher. 11,400 head of formula sales had no trend under 95 lbs; over 95 lbs were 5.00-10.00 lower. 3,394 lamb carcasses sold with 45 lbs and down 1.45 lower; 45 lbs and up were not reportable but a lower undertone was noted. All sheep sold per hundred weight (CWT) unless otherwise specified.
Published by USDA Agricultural marketing Service (AMS)
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