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Sioux Falls sheep sales

The Sioux Falls sheep auction, Sioux Falls, S.D., reported receipts of 677 head June 30, compared to 745 head last week and 992 head last year, according to the USDA-South Dakota Department of Agriculture Market News Service, Sioux Falls, S.D.

Compared to last week, slaughter lambs sold mostly $4 to $6 lower. Slaughter ewes and feeder lambs, again were too few in any weight group for an accurate trend to be established. Receipts included about 74% slaughter lambs, 10% slaughter ewes, 10% feeder lambs and the balance was bucks and miscellaneous sheep. Buyer attendance was good with moderate to good demand.

Slaughter lambs: Shorn Choice 2 to 3, 27 head, 133 lbs., 98.00. Wooled Choice and Prime 2 to 3, 132 to 141 lbs., 99.00 to 101.00 (100.61). Wooled Choice 1 to 3, 6 head, 108 lbs., 96.00; 62 head, 122 lbs., 95.50; 17 head, 141 lbs., 97.00.

Slaughter ewes: Good 3 to 4, fleshy, 15 head, 201 to 203 lbs., 27.00 to 32.00 (29.99). Utility and Good 2 to 4, Medium flesh to fleshy, 9 head, 199 lbs., 23.00. Utility 1 to 2, Medium flesh, 13 head, 128 to 140 lbs., 15.00 to 19.00 (17.17). Cull 1, thin, 8 head, 153 lbs., 10.00 to 12.00 (11.25).

Feeder lambs: Medium and large frame 1 to 2, 19 head, 37 lbs., 116.00; 18 head, 60 lbs., 110.00; 7 head, 83 lbs., 87.00 Short Docks. Large frame 1, 10 head, 144 lbs., 95.00 Blackface.

Slaughter nannies/does: Selection 1, 30 head, 108 lbs., 60.00. Selection 1 to 2, 104 to 112 lbs., 45.00 to 57.00 (46.51).

Slaughter bucks/billies: Selection 1 to 2, 8 head, 140 lbs., 63.00.

Slaughter Whethers: Selection 1, 4 head, 95 lbs., 76.00 Young.

Open ewes: Returning to the country, Medium and large frame 1 to 2, 14 head, young to middle aged, 144 lbs., 46.00; 5 head, aged, 185 lbs., 20.00.



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