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Newell sheep sales report

St. Onge Livestock Co., Ltd., Newell, S.D., reported receipts of 3,726 head Oct. 18, compared to 5,899 head last week and 2,274 head last year, according to the USDA-South Dakota Department of Agriculture Market News, Sioux Falls, S.D.

Compared to last week, feeder lambs at 60 to 99 pounds were $4 to $6 higher, over 100 pounds were $1 to $2 higher. Slaughter ewes were $5 to $7 higher. Very good demand for many long strings of feeder lambs and slaughter ewes which sold on a very active market, good demand for several packages of Open Replacement Ewes. The offering consisted of 35% feeder lambs, 22% replacement ewes, 43% slaughter ewes and bucks.

Slaughter ewes: Good 2 to 3, fleshy, 145 to 159 lbs., 42.00 to 44.00 (43.14); 248 head, 167 lbs., 43.25. Good 3 to 4, fleshy, 12 head, 181 lbs., 49.00; 10 head, 221 lbs., 46.00. Utility 1 to 2, Medium frame, 152 to 155 lbs., 37.50 to 40.00 (38.31). Cull 1, thin, 138 to 145 lbs., 40.00 to 44.50 (44.34).

Feeder lambs: Medium and large frame 1 to 2, 51 to 59 lbs., 117.00 to 123.00 (119.88); 63 to 65 lbs., 109.00; 73 to 74 lbs., 98.00 to 104.00 (102.35); 80 to 89 lbs., 91.00 to 98.00 (95.32); 122 head, 88 lbs., 96.50 ewe lambs; 92 to 95 lbs., 90.00 to 97.00 (95.73); 100 to 103 lbs., 86.50 to 90.50 (89.13); 111 to 112 lbs., 83.75 to 85.50 (85.05). Medium and large frame 2, 12 head, 73 lbs., 91.00.

Open replacement ewes: Medium and large frame 1 to 2, Whiteface, 72 head, 140 lbs., 1 years old 190.00 to 220.00; 59 head, 123 to 130 lbs., 1 years old 155.00 to 160.00; 143 head, 150 lbs., 2 to 4 years old 130.00 to 140.00; 134 head, 158 lbs., 5 to 6 years old 80.00 to 85.00; 280 head, 151 to 163 lbs., Solid to Broken 64.00 to 72.00.

Exposed replacement ewes: Medium and large frame 1 to 2, Whiteface, 17 head, 149 lbs., 1 to 2 years old 150.00; 7 head, 152 lbs., 4 to 5 years old 80.00; 104 head, 161 to 164 lbs., 5 to 6 years old 68.00 to 72.00.

Date: 10/29/2012



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