The Goldthwaite Sheep and Goat Auction, Goldthwaite, TX, reported receipts of 4,394 head Feb. 18, compared with 2,689 head last week and 3,405 head last year, according to the USDA Market News Service, Amarillo, TX.

Compared to last week, feeder lambs were $1 to $3 lower. Slaughter ewes and bucks were $3 to $5 lower. Slaughter goats were $1 to $3 lower. Trade was active. Demand was good. Supply included around 25% sheep, including nearly 800 lambs.

Stock and feeder sheep: Lambs, medium and large frame 1, 25 to 60 lbs., new crop, 94.00 to 111.00, few, 119.00; 60 to 80 lbs., new crop, 91.00 to 113.00. Ewes, medium and large frame 1 to 2, 37.00 to 55.00. Barbados, young ewes, 65 to 85 lbs., 57.00 to 69.00, few, to 100.00 bucks, 55.00 to 65.00, few, 100.00 to 300.00 per head.

Slaughter sheep: Lambs, Choice and Prime, 2 to 3, 80 to 120 lbs., 87.50 to 98.00. Ewes, Good, 2 to 3, 60.00 to 69.00. Utility, 2 to 3, 45.00 to 53.50. Bucks, 40.00 to 55.00. Barbados, Choice and Prime, lambs, 45 to 65 lbs., 87.00 to 95.00, few, to 101.00.

Stock and feeder goats: Spanish, young, nannies, 60 to 90 lbs., 60.00 to 70.00; thin, 48.00 to 56.00. Pairs, 20.00 to 30.00 per head. Boer crosses, nannies, 57.00 to 77.00 per head. Angoras, nannies, full hair, 46.00 to 59.00.

Slaughter goats: Spanish, kids and yearlings, Choice and Prime, 15 to 35 lbs., 94.00 to 108.00; few, 123.00; 35 to 65 lbs., 86.50 to 107.00, few, to 111.00. Boer crosses, Choice and Prime, 35 to 65 lbs., 49.00 to 53.00 per head. Nannies, 65 to 125 lbs., 62.00 to 70.00; thin, 60 to 100 lbs., 47.00 to 56.00. Muttons, 70 to 120 lbs., 72.50 to 79.00. Billies, 85 to 150 lbs., 65.00 to 80.00. Angora, kids, 35 to 70 lbs., 81.00 to 96.00.

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