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Goldthwaite sheep sales

The Mills County Commission Co., Goldthwaite, Texas, reported receipts of 2,320 head of sheep and goats April 3, compared to 3,587 head last week and 1,649 head last year, according to the Texas Department of Agriculture Market News-USDA Market News, Amarillo, Texas.

Compared to last week, stocker and feeder lambs were not tested. Light slaughter lambs were steady, heavy weights were $5 to $10 lower. Stocker and feeder goats were not tested. Slaughter goats were steady, except light weights were $10 to $20 lower. Demand was very good. The supply included around 30% sheep including nearly 500 lambs. Prices per hundredweight unless specified.

Stock and feeder: Dorper ewes, 80 to 120 lbs., 40.00 to 59.00; pairs, 30.00 to 38.00 per head. Barbados ewes, 60 to 95 lbs., 40.00 to 49.00; Pairs: 20.00 to 24.00 per head. Barbados bucks, 100.00 to 150.00 per head.

Slaughter lambs: Choice, 100 to 160 lbs., 67.00 to 79.00. Good and Choice 1 to 3, 40 to 85 lbs., 125.00 to 140.00. Good, 40 to 85 lbs., 110.00 to 125.00. Slaughter ewes, Utility 1 to 3, Medium fleshy, 100 to 140 lbs., 35.00 to 40.00. Slaughter bucks, 150 to 225 lbs., 30.00 to 52.00. Barbados, lambs, 40 to 70 lbs., 100.00 to 110.00.

Slaughter goats: Kids, Selection 1, 40 to 60 lbs., 140.00 to 163.00; 60 to 80 lbs., 140.00 to 160.00. Selection 2, 40 to 60 lbs., 120.00 to 140.00; 60 to 80 lbs., 110.00 to 140.00. Nannies, Selection 1, 80 to 130 lbs., 35.00 to 50.00, few light weights 50.00 to 60.00. Billies, 90 to 200 lbs., 65.00 to 76.00. Muttons, Selection 1, 80 to 110 lbs., 89.00 to 109.00. Selection 2, Angoras, 75 to 90 lbs., 30.00 to 40.00.

Replacement goats: Kids, Selection 1, 40 to 70 lbs., fancy nanny 135.00 to 170.00. Nannies, Selection 1, 80 to 120 lbs., 50.00 to 75.00. Selection 2, 80 to 120 lbs., 25.00 to 50.00. Pairs, 25.00 to 30.00 per head.

Stock and feeder goats: Selection 1, 20 to 35 lbs., 90.00 to 115.00. Selection 2, 20 to 35 lbs., 85.00 to 95.00.



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