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USDA National Sheep Summary

04 July 2016

USDA National Sheep Summary - 4 July 2016USDA National Sheep Summary - 4 July 2016

Weekly Trends: Compared to last week slaughter lambs were very uneven. Lambs at San Angelo, TX and heavy lambs at Sioux Falls, SD and New Holland, PA were 5.00-10.00 higher. Light lambs at New Holland, PA and Ft. Collins, CO were steady to 10.00 lower. Slaughter ewes were mostly steady to 10.00 higher. Feeder lambs were weak to sharply lower, except at Sioux Falls 8.00-10.00 higher. At San Angelo, TX 5165 head sold. No sales in Equity Electronic Auction. In direct trading slaughter ewes were not tested and feeder lambs were firm. 3500 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs were steady to 3.00 higher. 6700 head of formula sales had no trend due to confidentiality. 4,402 lamb carcasses sold with 65 lbs and down no trend due to confidentiality; 65-85 lbs 5.50-7.54 higher and 85 lbs and up no trend due to confidentiality. All sheep sold per hundred weight (CWT) unless otherwise specified. ***This report will not be issued next week due to the July 4th holiday. The next time this report will be issued is July 15, 2016. ****

Published by USDA Agricultural marketing Service (AMS)

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