USDA National Sheep Summary
25 April 2016
Weekly Trends: Compared to last week slaughter lambs were firm to sharply higher, except lambs over 60 lbs at San Angelo, TX weak to 5.00 lower. Slaughter ewes were very uneven, weak to 10.00 lower at San Angelo and New Holland, PA and steady to 15.00 higher at Sioux Falls and Ft. Collins. No good comparison on feeder lambs. At San Angelo, TX 2933 head sold in a rain shortened sale. No sales in Equity Electronic Auction. In direct trading slaughter ewes were not tested and no comparison on feeder lambs. 3300 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs were steady. 11,500 head of formula sales had no trend due to confidentiality. 4,125 lamb carcasses sold with 45 lbs and down 46.69 lower; 45-65 lbs no trend due to confidentiality; 65-75 lbs .60 higher; 75-85 lbs .13 lower 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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