USDA National Sheep Summary
23 May 2016
Weekly Trends: Compared to last week slaughter lambs were mostly steady to 15.00 lower, except at Ft. Collins, CO steady to 10.00 higher. Slaughter ewes were uneven, 5.00-10.00 lower at San Angelo, TX and Sioux Falls, SD and steady to 5.00 higher at New Holland, PA and Ft. Collins. Feeder lambs were mostly 5.00-10.00 lower. At San Angelo, TX 6681 head sold. No sales in Equity Electronic Auction. In direct trading slaughter ewes were not tested and feeder lambs were steady. 3100 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs were 2.00-4.00 higher. 9,900 head of formula sales had no trend due to confidentiality. 4,624 lamb carcasses sold with 45 lbs and down 15.80 lower; 45-65 lbs no trend due to confidentiality; 65-75 lbs .87 higher; 75-85 lbs .07 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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