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US Lamb Slaughter Steady

21 July 2014

US - Compared to last week slaughter lambs were steady to 5.00 lower and in instances 10.00-20.00 lower, according to the USDA’s Weekly Sheep Summary.

Slaughter ewes were steady to 3.00 lower, except at New Holland, PA 10.00-20.00 higher.

Feeder lambs were steady to 8.00 lower. At San Angelo, TX 7399 head sold in a one day sale. There were no sales in Equity Electronic Auction.

In direct trading there was no comparison on slaughter ewes and feeder lambs steady.

A total of 6400 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs under 170 lbs were steady to 2.00 higher, while no comparison on over 170 lbs and 6300 head of formula sales of carcases under 65 lbs were not well tested; 65-75 lbs were
1.00-2.00 higher; 75-85 lbs were 5.00-8.00 higher; 85-95 lbs were steady and over 95 lbs had no comparison. 5,550 lamb carcasses sold with 45 lbs and down 8.50 higher; 45-65 lbs 2.79-3.55 higher; 65-75 lbs .81 lower; 75-85 lbs .29 higher and 85 lbs and up .11 lower. All sheep sold per hundred weight (CWT) unless otherwise specified.