USDA National Sheep Summary
31 October 2016
Weekly Trends: Compared to last week slaughter lambs were mostly steady to 5.00 lower, except at New Holland, PA where they were steady to 15.00 higher. Slaughter ewes were steady to 10.00 higher. Feeder lambs were mostly steady to 10.00 higher. At San Angelo, TX 6324 head sold. Equity Electronic Auction sold 680 slaughter lambs in North Dakota. In direct trading slaughter ewes and feeder lambs were not tested. 5700 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs were steady. 8500 head of formula sales had no trend due to confidentiality. 4,352 lamb carcasses sold with 55 lbs and down no trend due to confidentiality; 55-65 lbs 2.01 lower; 65- 75 lbs 4.83 lower; 75-85 lbs .94 lower and 85 lbs and up 2.66 lower. All sheep sold per hundred weight (CWT) unless otherwise specified.
Published by USDA Agricultural marketing Service (AMS)
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