Public Auction Yards Sheep Wtd Avg
BL_LS350
Billings, MT    Mon Sep 25, 2017    USDA Market News
 
Public Auction Yards Sheep & Goat Report
Weighted Average Report for 09/25/2017
 
Receipts:  5,644    Last sale (Sept 11th):  8,700    Year Ago:  5,071
 
Compared to sale (Sept 11th): Feeder lambs under 60 lbs were too lightly tested 
last sale to develop an accurate market trend, however steady to weak undertones
were noticed, 60-79 lbs sold mostly 3.00-6.00 lower, 80-89 lbs sold unevenly steady, 
lambs 90-119 lbs sold mostly 5.00-9.00 lower. Demand for feeder lambs was mostly
light to moderate and strengthened as the sale progressed. Offerings were moderate
to heavy. The best demand continues to be for lambs which will finish after the first
of the new year. Feeder lamb quality was average to very attractive with many long 
strings of very high quality lambs on offer. Weigh up conditions on lambs were mostly
attractive to buyers. Market activity this sale was mostly moderate. Slaughter ewes 
sold generally steady to weak in a narrow comparison on all classes of ewes. Many ewes 
were coming off grass and were in mostly light to moderate flesh. Very few thin fleshed 
ewes were seen this sale. Feeding ewe buyers purchased most of the light fleshed ewes
this sale. Overall, all ewes sold generally steady with last sale, despite different 
end uses. Slaughter kids mostly offered different weight classes this week, however 
lower undertones were noted for all offerings. Sheep receipts were 12 percent slaughter 
ewes and bucks, near half of one percent slaughter lambs, 81 percent feeder lambs, balance 
ewes returning to the country and breeding stock. Goat receipts were 63 percent slaughter 
kids, 23 percent slaughter nannies, 7 percent feeding kids, balance billies, weathers and 
replacement goats. Sheep comprised 88 percent of all receipts while goat comprised 12 
percent. All sheep and goats sold on a per cwt basis unless otherwise noted.


                 Slaughter Lambs Wooled Good 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    9       61        61       132.50         132.50   Hair Sheep
   
                Feeder Lambs Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   21       45        45       205.00         205.00
  142     52-58       57    198.00-208.00     203.97
   24       53        53       221.00         221.00   Fancy
  199     60-68       64    187.00-200.00     196.25
  529     70-79       75    168.00-184.00     171.82
   52       74        74       178.75         178.75   Ewe Lambs
 1506     80-89       84    157.00-170.00     166.29
   50       87        87       165.50         165.50   Ewe Lambs
  402     91-99       95    146.50-157.00     148.28
  356    100-109     104    141.00-147.00     144.85
   47      100       100       150.50         150.50   Fancy
   84    110-119     115    131.00-140.00     134.56
   78    120-126     123    130.00-135.50     133.20
    3      130       130       130.00         130.0
                 Feeder Lambs Medium and Large 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   59     52-59       54    166.00-197.50     189.51
   47     60-67       66    162.50-187.00     180.06
   77     76-79       78    152.50-164.00     159.92
   18       86        86       153.50         153.50
   50     93-98       94    144.00-148.00     146.87

                Feeder Lambs Small and Medium 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    9       96        96       135.00         135.00

                     Feeder Lambs Medium 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   50     71-79       78    157.00-162.00     157.64


                     Slaughter Ewes Good 2-3
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   19      100       100        47.00          47.00   Hair Sheep
   44    146-198     167     47.00-49.50       48.05
    7      181       181        46.00          46.00   Full

                     Slaughter Ewes Good 3-4
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    8      151       151        50.00          50.00   Hair Sheep
    5      164       164        49.00          49.00   Hair Sheep
    7    210-212     212     49.00-50.00       49.14
    7      224       224        39.00          39.00   Fleshy
   12      206       206     42.50-44.00       43.00   Full

                    Slaughter Ewes Utility 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   10      105       105        48.00          48.00   Hair Sheep
  263    134-158     144     47.50-53.00       51.05
   73    156-180     163     48.00-52.50       49.58

                      Slaughter Ewes Cull 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   74    125-146     131     43.00-51.00       47.09
    8      110       110        40.00          40.00   Thin
    9      108       108        36.50          36.50   Thin
    2      110       110        48.50          48.50


Slaughter bucks: 155-260 lbs average dress 57.00-61.00, high dress
63.00-68.00, low dress 50.00.

Ewes returning to the country: Young 120 lbs 60.00, Young-Middle age 123
-150 lbs 50.00-55.00, Middle age-Aged 141-179 lbs 45.00-52.00.

                    Slaughter Kids Selection 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3       37        37       185.00         185.00
   78     40-49       44    180.00-187.50     186.48
   27     58-59       58    187.50-195.00     190.87
   20     62-63       62       192.50         192.50
   11     74-75       74    190.00-192.50     190.69
    3       92        92       195.00         195.00

                  Slaughter Kids Selection 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   64     54-57       56       187.50         187.50
   15       63        63       190.00         190.00
    9       74        74       175.00         175.00

                    Slaughter Kids Selection 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   42       42        42       190.00         190.00
   61     51-59       52    185.00-187.50     186.99
    6       65        65       170.00         170.00
   40     71-78       77    165.00-171.00     170.45
   11     83-89       86    172.50-182.50     177.78

                Slaughter Yearlings Selection 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3       73        73       142.50         142.50
    4       85        85       140.00         140.00

                 Slaughter Yearlings Selection 3
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3       57        57       102.50         102.50
    4       70        70        95.00          95.00

                Slaughter Nannies/Does Selection 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2     95-110     102     82.50-85.00       83.84
   34       96        96       111.00         111.00   Fancy 
    3      133       133        80.00          80.00   Fleshy

              Slaughter Nannies/Does Selection 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   16       77        77        90.00          90.00
   55       98        98        80.00          80.00
    3      133       133        70.00          70.00

                Slaughter Nannies/Does Selection 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    4       75        75        80.00          80.00
    9     88-117     103     55.00-75.00       66.01
    8    133-165     141     55.00-80.00       73.25

                Slaughter Nannies/Does Selection 3
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   11    113-118     114        62.50          62.50

               Slaughter Bucks/Billies Selection 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3    125-133     130    130.00-141.00     137.48
    2      175       175       130.00         130.00

               Slaughter Bucks/Billies Selection 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    5       52        52       162.50         162.50   Kids
    2    160-250     205    112.50-142.50     124.21

               Slaughter Bucks/Billies Selection 3
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    6     90-95       92     65.00-110.00      80.55
    1      170       170        65.00          65.00

                  Slaughter Whethers Selection 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2      113       113       190.00         190.00
    1      135       135       175.00         175.00

                  Slaughter Whethers Selection 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    4    108-125     116    100.00-180.00     137.08

                  Slaughter Whethers Selection 3
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1      160       160       110.00         110.00

                     Feeder Kids Selection 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   12       32        32    152.50-155.00     153.54
   13     41-49       47    147.50-175.00     154.95
    9     53-58       55    155.00-180.00     172.46

                     Feeder Kids Selection 3
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    8       62        62       100.00         100.00

              Replacement Nannies/Does Selection 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2      105       105        92.50          92.50

              Replacement Bucks/Billies Selection 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1      135       135       157.00         157.00

              Replacement Bucks/Billies Selection 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2    105-180     142    147.50-155.00     152.24


Source:  USDA- Livestock, Poultry, Grain, Market News Service
         John Kimbrell, Officer in Charge, 406-210-4792
         john.kimbrell@ams.usda.gov
         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/BL_LS350.txt
 
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