BC-USDA-Natl Sheep

4/16/2015 2:15 PM
By Associated Press

SA—LS850
San Angelo, TX Thu Apr 16, 2015 USDA Market News
National Sheep Summary for Thursday, April 16, 2015
Compared to last week at Ft. Collins, CO slaughter sharply lower;
slaughter ewes steady; no comparison on feeder lambs. No sales in
Equity Electronic Auction.
Slaughter Lambs: Choice and Prime 2-3 90-150 lbs:
Ft. Collins: no test.
Kalona, IA: wooled 100-110 lbs 170.00-185.00; 115-135 lbs 150.00-
157.50.
Virginia: no test.
Equity Elec: no sales.
Slaughter Lambs: Choice and Prime 1-2:
Ft. Collins: 75-80 lbs 220.00-225.00.
Kalona, IA: 50-75 lbs 225.00-240.00.
Virginia: no test.
Slaughter Ewes:
Ft. Collins: Good 3-5 (very fleshy) 75.00-87.50; Good 2-3 (fleshy)
92.50-105.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 62.50-72.50; Cull 1
(extremely thin) 42.50-50.00.
Kalona, IA: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) 65.00-80.00; Good 2-3 75.00-
85.00; Utility and Good 1-3 72.50-80.00; Utility 1-2
55.00-80.00; Cull and Utility 1-2 42.50-45.00.
Virginia: Good 2-4 no test.
Feeder Lambs: Medium and Large 1-2:
Ft. Collins: 49 lbs 240.00; 88 lbs 197.50; 150-155 lbs 120.00-125.00.
Kalona: no test.
Virginia: no test.
Replacement Ewes: Medium and Large 1-2:
Ft. Collins: baby tooth ewes with lambs 225.00-275.00 per family;
solid mouth ewes with lambs 175.00-195.00 per family;
aged ewes with lambs 140.00-150.00 per family.
Kalona: no test.
Virginia: no test.
Sheep and lamb slaughter under federal inspection for the week to date
totaled 30,000 compared with 32,000 last week and 47,000 for last year.
Source: USDA Market News Service, San Angelo, Texas
Rebecca Sauder 325-653-1778
www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/SA—LS850.txt
www.ams.usda.gov/LSMarketNews
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