Public Auction Yards Sheep Wtd Avg
BL_LS350
Billings, MT    Mon Apr 16, 2018    USDA Market News
 
Public Auction Yards Sheep & Goat Report
Weighted Average Report for 04/16/2018
 
Receipts:  2,583    Last Sale (March 12):  1,162    Year Ago:  1,532
 
Compared to last Sale (Mar 12): Feeder lambs were all too lightly
tested to develop any market trend. Ethnic buyers were present 
today and competed with feeding buyers over limited offerings. 
Demand for all lambs was moderate to good. Quality this week was 
mostly plain. Market activity was mostly moderate for lambs. 
Slaughter ewes were lightly tested last sale thus all comparisons
are narrow, however good ewes sold mostly 2.00-3.00 lower, utility 
ewes sold unevenly steady with most sale firm, and cull ewes sold 
mostly 5.00 lower. This sale was largely comprised of ewes. 
Slaughter kids sold mostly steady to firm this week as ethnic 
demand for goats was very good.  Winter weather was hard on all
livestock this year and many goats were in lighter body condition
as a result. Kid quality this sale was mostly average. Sheep receipts 
were 88 percent slaughter ewes, 5 percent feeder lambs, 5 percent 
slaughter lambs, balance ewes returning to the country and breeding 
stock. Goat receipts were 49 percent slaughter kids, 37 percent 
slaughter nannies, 2 percent feeding kids, balance replacement goats, 
billies, yearlings and weathers. Sheep comprised 84 percent of all 
receipts while goats comprised 16 percent. Next sale will be May 7th 
2018. All feeding and slaughter stock sold by cwt, all bred stock 
sold per head.


            Slaughter Lambs Wooled Good and Choice 1-3
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   16     77-78       78    182.00-185.00     183.70
   10     88-89       89    177.50-178.00     177.90
    3      107       107       161.00         161.00
   56      116       116       142.50         142.50   Hair Sheep

                Feeder Lambs Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   16       87        87       180.00         180.00   Old Crop
   21     93-96       96    175.00-177.50     177.15   Old Crop
   16      133       133       130.00         130.00   Buck Lambs

                     Slaughter Ewes Good 2-3
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   33    134-153     140     66.50-70.00       68.73
  348    160-198     181     56.00-62.00       59.75
   14    163-171     168     53.00-56.00       54.25   Full
   39    200-206     201     60.00-61.00       60.16
    5      234       234        65.00          65.00   Black Face

                     Slaughter Ewes Good 3-4
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    6      188       188        53.00          53.00
   22    222-235     224        48.00          48.00

                    Slaughter Ewes Utility 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
  211    126-158     149     54.00-66.00       59.42
  183    164-175     169     58.00-66.00       61.15

                      Slaughter Ewes Cull 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
  196    120-152     137     48.00-58.00       52.18
   49      125       125        45.00          45.00   Low Dressing
    9      115       115        54.00          54.00
   29      181       181        54.00          54.00   Black Face
   29       68        68        65.00          65.00   Hair Sheep

Ewes returning to the country: Yearling 125-158 lbs 81.00-100.00, Young age 
125-164 lbs 61.00-75.00.

Slaughter bucks: 195-270 lbs 54.00-63.00, low dressing 41.00-50.00, young age 
165-190 lbs 73.00-87.00, Hair sheep 58-107 lbs 80.00-105.00.

Bred ewes: Medium and large 1-2 lambing Late April-May Young age 199 lbs 
187.50/per head.

Bred ewes: Medium and large 1-2 lambing Late April-May Young-Middle age 210 lbs 
175.00/per head.


                    Slaughter Kids Selection 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   12       45        45       255.00         255.00
    2       55        55       270.00         270.00
    7       61        61       266.00         266.00
    1       85        85       260.00         260.00

                  Slaughter Kids Selection 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   26     50-57       57    256.00-261.00     256.17
    6     62-63       62    262.50-265.00     263.74
    1       70        70       265.00         265.00

                    Slaughter Kids Selection 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2       35        35       220.00         220.00
    4       49        49       235.00         235.00
    8       50        50    200.00-230.00     215.00
    1       60        60       230.00         230.00
   17     70-72       72       235.00         235.00
    1       85        85       200.00         200.00

                  Slaughter Kids Selection 2-3
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1       45        45       200.00         200.00
    4       51        51       165.00         165.00

                    Slaughter Kids Selection 3
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    9       24        24       144.00         144.00
   11       45        45       175.00         175.00
    4       60        60       150.00         150.00
    1       70        70       185.00         185.00

                Slaughter Yearlings Selection 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3       98        98       155.00         155.00

                 Slaughter Yearlings Selection 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2       65        65       130.00         130.00

                Slaughter Nannies/Does Selection 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   15    103-125     115    130.00-145.00     132.16
    2      158       158       127.50         127.50

              Slaughter Nannies/Does Selection 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   23     98-107     101    125.00-135.00     131.77

                Slaughter Nannies/Does Selection 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    4       61        61       160.00         160.00
    2       75        75        85.00          85.00   Pygmies
   30     80-125      99    105.00-155.00     116.06
    1      140       140       125.00         125.00

              Slaughter Nannies/Does Selection 2-3
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    9       88        88       122.50         122.50

                Slaughter Nannies/Does Selection 3
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3     95-100      98     75.00-100.00      91.95

               Slaughter Bucks/Billies Selection 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1       85        85       170.00         170.00   Young
    1      100       100       165.00         165.00
    3    160-180     168    145.00-155.00     151.44

               Slaughter Bucks/Billies Selection 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    6    123-138     128    135.00-145.00     138.59

               Slaughter Bucks/Billies Selection 3
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1       70        70       112.50         112.50
    1       45        45       100.00         100.00   Pygmies

                  Slaughter Whethers Selection 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1      180       180       155.00         155.00
    2      185       185       170.00         170.00

                  Slaughter Whethers Selection 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    4    150-158     154    155.00-175.00     164.74
    2       98        98       165.00         165.00

                     Feeder Kids Selection 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2       25        25       170.00         170.00
    3       52        52       155.00         155.00

              Replacement Nannies/Does Selection 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3       55        55       290.00         290.00


Source:  USDA Market News Service, Billings, MT
         John Kimbrell, Officer in Charge
         406-210-4792
         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/BL_LS350.txt
 
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