USDA National Sheep Summary
26 September 2016
Weekly Trends: Compared to last week slaughter lambs were very uneven after the Eid ul-Adha holiday. They were 2.00-15.00 lower in the Midwest, 10.00-30.00 lower at New Holland, PA and firm to sharply higher at Ft. Collins, CO and San Angelo, TX. Slaughter ewes were mostly steady. Feeder lambs were weak in a light test. At San Angelo, TX 4692 head sold. No sales in Equity Electronic Auction. In direct trading slaughter ewes were not tested and feeder lambs were 4.00 higher. 9800 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs were 4.00-6.00 lower. 7200 head of formula sales had no trend due to confidentiality. 4,008 lamb carcasses sold with 45 lbs and down 34.73 lower; 45-65 lbs no trend due to confidentiality; 65-75 lbs 3.34 lower; 75-85 lbs 1.39 lower and 85 lbs and up 1.31 higher. All sheep sold per hundred weight (CWT) unless otherwise specified.
Published by USDA Agricultural marketing Service (AMS)
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