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Goldthwaite sheep sales

The Mills County Commission Co., Goldthwaite, Texas, Feb. 20 reported receipts of 1,703 head of sheep and goats, compared to 1,545 head last week and 1,955 head last year, according to the Texas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News, Amarillo, Texas.

Compared to last week, stocker and feeder lambs were not tested. Light weight slaughter lambs were steady, heavy weights were $5 to $7 higher. Stocker and feeder goats were not tested. Slaughter goats were steady. Demand was very good. The supply included around 50% sheep including near 600 lambs. Prices per CWT unless specified.

Stock and feeder: Dorper ewes, 90 to 140 lbs., 41.00 to 58.00; pairs, 38.00 to 41.00 per head. Dorper bucks, 100 lbs., 125.00. Barbados bucks, 100.00 to 610.00 per head.

Slaughter lambs: Prime, 90 to 120 lbs., 105.00 to 115.00. Choice, 110 to 150 lbs., 73.00 to 84.00. Good and Choice 1 to 3, 40 to 80 lbs., 127.00 to 139.00. Good, 40 to 80 lbs., 105.00 to 120.00. Slaughter ewes, Utility 1 to 3, Medium fleshy, 100 to 140 lbs., 45.00 to 55.00, few to 58.00. Slaughter bucks, 100 to 200 lbs., 50.00 to 55.00.

Slaughter classes: Kids, Selection 1, 20 to 40 lbs., 127.00 to 150.00, few to 159.00; 40 to 60 lbs., 139.00 to 154.00; 60 to 80 lbs., 132.00 to 152.00. Selection 2. 40 to 60 lbs., 120.00 to 135.00, 60 to 80 lbs., 110.00 to 129.00. Nannies, Selection 1, 80 to 130 lbs., 40.00 to 50.00. Angoras, 70 to 80 lbs., 28.00 to 30.00. Billies, 90 to 200 lbs., 65.00 to 75.00. Muttons, Selection 1. 80 to 110 lbs., 85.00 to 102.00.

Replacement goats: Nannies, Selection 1, 80 to 140 lbs., 50.00 to 75.00. Pairs, 25.00 to 61.00 per head. Billies, Selection 1, 120 to 155 lbs., 81.00 to 90.00.



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