The Goldthwaite sheep and goat auction reported receipts of 1,697 head Oct. 5, compared to 2,019 head last week and 2,519 head last year, according to the USDA Market News Service, Amarillo, TX.

Compared to last week, slaughter lambs were $5 to $10 higher. Stock and feeder goats were $8 to $10 higher. Slaughter kids were $3 to $5 higher. There was good demand, on all classes. The supply included around 10% sheep, including nearly 100 lambs.

Stock and feeder Barbados: Lambs, 20 to 40 lbs., 65.00 to 78.00. Ewes, 60 to 80 lbs., 45.00 to 66.00. Bucks, fancy, 100.00 to 390.00 per head.

Slaughter lambs: Choice and Prime, 40 to 70 lbs., 71.00 to 85.00; 70 to 130 lbs., 45.00 to 55.00. Good and Choice, 40 to 70 lbs., 59.00 to 70.00.

Slaughter ewes: Utility and Good, 2 and 3, few, 80 to 160 lbs., 30.00 to 40.00.

Slaughter bucks: Few, 85 to 175 lbs., 30.00 to 35.00.

Slaughter Barbados: Lambs, 40 to 70 lbs., 65.00 to 78.00. Ewes, 65 to 80 lbs., 38.00 to 46.50. Bucks, 60 to 90 lbs., 45.00 to 60.00.

Stock and feeder Spanish goats: Kids, 15 to 40 lbs., 87.00 to 100.00. Nannies, 80 to 130 lbs., 42.00 to 58.00.

Stock and feeder Boer cross goats: Kids, 15 to 40 lbs., 89.00 to 106.00. Nannies, 80 to 130 lbs., 45.00 to 70.00; few, fancy, 60 to 100 lbs., 92.50 to 110.00. Billies, 150 to 200 lbs., 85.00 to 95.00, fancy, 100.00 to 200.00 per head.

Slaughter Spanish goats: Kids and yearlings, Choice and Prime, 40 to 60 lbs., 80.00 to 90.00; 60 to 80 lbs., 82.00 to 87.00. Nannies, 60 to 120 lbs., 40.00 to 52.00. Billies, 70 to 145 lbs., 50.00 to 60.00. Muttons, few 80 to 105 lbs., 55.00 to 60.00.

Slaughter Boer cross goats: Kids and yearlings, Choice and Prime, 40 to 60 lbs., 85.00 to 94.00; 60 to 80 lbs., 82.00 to 89.00. Good and Choice, 60 to 80 lbs., 69.00 to 78.00. Nannies, 65 to 155 lbs., 40.00 to 50.00. Billies, 100 to 200 lbs., 60.00 to 73.00. Muttons, 80 to 120 lbs., 65.00 to 77.50.

Slaughter Angora goats: Nannies, 50 to 70 lbs., 28.00 to 38.00; few, 50 lbs., stock nannies, 48.00.

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