Midwest Sheep Market

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Jefferson City, MO    Fri Dec 19, 2014    MO Dept of Ag-USDA Market News

Mexico - Midwest Exchange Regional Stockyards 
Sheep and Goat Auction for 12/18/14      

Receipts:  614   Last Week: 555    Last Year: 761

   Demand was moderate and supply was moderate 
The supply was near 57 percent sheep and 43 percent goats.
All prices per hundred weight unless noted otherwise. 

SHEEP:  352 head (prices per hundred weight)
  Slaughter Lambs: non-traditional markets, Choice and Prime 2-4 55-75 lbs
  219.00-245.00; few 80-95 lbs 189.00-201.00; lot 96 lbs 167.50;
  few 109-130 lbs 158.00-163.00.
  Mixed Good and Choice 1-2 lot hair bucks 60 lbs 222.00.

  Slaughter Ewes: few Utility and Good 1-3 95-170 lbs 83.00-93.00, two pkgs
190-220 lbs 81.00-83.00.

  Slaughter Bucks: scarce
                        
GOATS:  262 head (prices per hundred weight)
  Slaughter Kids: Selection 1-2 45-65 lbs 264.00-265.00
                            2-3 45-60 lbs 235.00-257.00

  Nannies:  Selection 1-2 pkg 93 lbs 148.00, pkg 133 lbs 100.00
                      2-3 pkg 93 lbs 135.00, 130-150 lbs 100.00-102.00

  Billies:  Selection 1-2 few 135-205 lbs 115.00-125.00

Sheep and lamb slaughter under federal inspection for the week to date
totaled 34,000 compared with 34,000 last week and 37,000 for last year.

Source:  MO Dept of Ag-USDA Market News Service, Mexico, MO
         Roger Parker, Market Reporter, 573-751-5618
         24 hour recorded report 573-522-9244


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