The Goldthwaite sheep and goat auction reported receipts of 3,813 head March 10, compared to 4,155 head last week and 4,658 head last year, according to the USDA Market News Service, Amarillo, TX.

Compared to last week, new crop feeder lambs were $2 to $3 higher. Stock ewes were steady. Slaughter lambs were $2 to $3 lower. Slaughter ewes, muttons and billies were steady. Spanish kids, nannies and muttons were steady. Slaughter billies were $3 to $5 lower. Trade was active. Demand was good. Supply included around 28% sheep, with near 900 lambs.

Stock and feeder sheep: Lambs, medium and large frame 1, 25 to 55 lbs., new crop, 108.00 to 113.00. Stock ewes, medium and large frame 1 and 2, unshorn, 44.00 to 49.00. Barbados, young ewes, 65 to 85 lbs., 59.00 to 63.00; bucks, fancy, 60.00 to 180.00 per head.

Slaughter sheep: Lambs, Choice and Prime, 2 and 3, new crop, 60 to 80 lbs., 96.00 to 111.50; old crop, 60 to 80 lbs., 92.00 to 102.00; 80 to 125 lbs., 92.50 to 107.00. Ewes, Utility, 2 and 3, 42.50 to 49.50; Good 2 and 3, 49.00 to 54.00. Bucks, 125 to 235 lbs., 40.00 to 52.50, few, fancy, 61.00 to 62.50. Muttons, 90 to 150 lbs., 77.00 to 87.50. Barbados, Choice and Prime, lambs, 35 to 65 lbs., 99.00 to 105.00; ewes, 50 to 115 lbs., 45.00 to 63.00.

Stock and feeder goats: Spanish goats, young nannies, 64.00 to 69.00. Pairs, 23.00 to 44.00 per head. Boer nannies, few, fancy, 50.00 to 85.00 per head. Angora nannies, young, unshorn, 60.00 to 67.00.

Slaughter goats: Spanish, kids and yearlings, Choice and Prime, 15 to 35 lbs., 91.00 to 95.00; 35 to 85 lbs., 95.00 to 113.00. Nannies, 50 to 140 lbs., 62.00 to 72.50. Muttons, 75 to 130 lbs., 75.00 to 85.00, few, fancy, 91.00. Billies, 100 to 165 lbs., 65.00 to 78.00. Angoras, young nannies, 40 to 65 lbs., 60.00 to 67.00; muttons, fat, 65.00 to 75.00.

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