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USDA National Sheep Summary

05 May 2015

USDA National Sheep Summary - 5 May 2015USDA National Sheep Summary - 5 May 2015

Weekly Trends: Compared to last week slaughter lambs were steady to 20.00 lower, instances sharply lower. Slaughter ewes were mostly steady to 10.00 lower. Feeder lambs were 10.00-15.00 lower, instances sharply lower. At San Angelo, TX 5112 head sold in a one day sale. No sales in Equity Electronic Auction. In direct trading no comparison on slaughter ewes and feeder lambs were not tested. 5700 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs under 170 lbs were 1.00-2.00 higher, no comparison on over 170 lbs. 8900 head of formula sales under 65 lbs were not well tested; 65-75 lbs were 10.00-13.00 higher; 75-85 lbs were 1.00-2.00 higher; 89-95 were 7.00-8.00 higher and over 95 lbs were 3.00-4.00 higher. 5,960 lamb carcasses sold with 45 lbs and down 14.07 higher; 45-65 lbs 4.66-5.63 lower and 65 lbs and up .51-1.25 lower. All sheep sold per hundred weight (CWT) unless otherwise specified.

Published by USDA Agricultural marketing Service (AMS)

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