BC-USDA-Natl Sheep

10/1/2014 2:45 PM
By Associated Press

SA—LS850
San Angelo, TX Wed Oct 01, 2014 USDA Market News
National Sheep Summary for Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Compared to last week at Sioux Falls, SD slaughter lambs steady to
3.00 lower; slaughter ewes steady to 2.00 lower; feeder lambs sharply
lower.
Slaughter Lambs: Choice and Prime 2-3 90-150 lbs:
Sioux Falls: shorn and wooled 110-165 lbs 163.00-166.00.
Virginia: no test.
Slaughter Lambs: Choice and Prime 1:
Sioux Falls: no test.
Virginia: no test.
Slaughter Ewes:
Sioux Falls: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) 56.00-62.00; Good 2-3 (fleshy)
51.00-58.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 49.00-52.00; Cull 1
44.00.
Virginia: no test.
Feeder Lambs: Medium and Large 1-2:
Sioux Falls: 60-75 lbs 225.00-229.00; 80-90 lbs 180.00-187.50; 90-
100 lbs 182.50-195.00; 119 lbs 166.00.
Virginia: no test.
Replacement Ewes: Medium and Large 1-2:
Sioux Falls: baby tooth 250.00-255.00 per head, other baby tooth
120-160 lbs 65.00-73.00 cwt; baby tooth to solid mouth
205.00 per head.
Virginia: no test.
Sheep and lamb slaughter under federal inspection for the week to date
totaled 25,000 compared with 25,000 last week and 26,000 last year.
Source: USDA Market News Service, San Angelo, TX
Rebecca Sauder 325-653-1778
www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/SA—LS850.txt
www.ams.usda.gov/LSMarketNews
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