USDA National Sheep Summary
04 April 2016
Weekly Trends: Compared to last week slaughter lambs were mostly firm to 10.00 higher, instances 20.00 higher. Slaughter ewes were steady to 10.00 lower. No good comparison on feeder lambs. Many auctions saw reduced receipts due to the Easter holiday. At San Angelo, TX 2653 head sold. No sales in Equity Electronic Auction. In direct trading slaughter ewes and feeder lambs were not tested. 3700 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs were steady to 3.00 lower. 11,700 head of formula sales had no trend due to confidentiality. 6,066 lamb carcasses sold with 55 lbs and down no trend due to confidentiality; 55-65 lbs 24.01 lower; 65- 75 lbs 2.40 lower; 75-85 lbs .25 higher and 85 lbs and up no trend due to confidentiality. All sheep sold per hundred weight (CWT) unless otherwise specified.
Published by USDA Agricultural marketing Service (AMS)
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