St. Onge Livestock Co., Ltd., Newell Sheep Yards, Newell, S.D., reported receipts of 4,163 head Oct. 7, compared to 7,024 head last week and 4,704 head last year, according to the USDA Market News Service, Sioux Falls, S.D.

Compared to last week, 70- to 100-pound feeder lambs sold $8 to $9 higher than last week, lambs under 70 pounds sold $4 to $5 higher and lambs over 100 pounds sold steady. Slaughter ewes sold steady to $4 higher with the Utility ewes selling steady. Good buyer attendance with good-very good demand. Receipts were about 64% feeder lambs, 21% slaughter ewes, 13% replacement ewes and the balance was breeding bucks, slaughter bucks, miscellaneous sheep and goats.

Feeder lambs: Medium and large frame 1 and 2, 40 head, 45 lbs., 131.00; 57 to 58 lbs., 128.00 to 134.50 (133.13); 64 to 66 lbs., 135.00 to 138.00 (136.32); 9 head, 62 lbs., 124.50 full; 75 to 79 lbs., 124.50 to 134.50 (129.96); 85 to 89 lbs., 114.00 to 119.75 (117.57); 81 to 82 lbs., 127.00 to 128.00 (127.86) fancy; 90 to 98 lbs., 101.75 to 109.00 (105.34); 25 head, 108 lbs., 94.50; 10 head, 105 lbs., 81.50 buck lambs; 115 to 117 lbs., 92.50 to 95.50 (95.00); 46 head, 119 lbs., 89.50 Burry; 7 head, 127 lbs., 90.50.

Slaughter ewes: 312 head, Good Yield grade 2 to 3, 172 to 179 lbs., 43.75 to 44.00; 50 head, Good Yield grade 2 to 4, 210 lbs., 40.25; 343 head, Utility Yield grade 1 and 2, 147 to 153 lbs., 41.75 to 42.25; 134 head, Cull Yield grade 1, 132 to 137 lbs., 41.50 to 42.25.

Replacement ewes: Open whiteface, Medium and large frame 1 and 2, 13 head, 2 to 4 years old, 167 lbs., 91.00 fleshy; 36 head, 4 to 5 years old, 166 lbs., 86.00; 38 head, 3 years to solid, 178 lbs., 81.00; 28 head, solid to short solid, 167 lbs., 81.00; 230 head, short solid to broken, 162 lbs., 72.00 to 76.00; 105 head, short solid to broken, 149 lbs., 64.50; 74 head, short term, 153 lbs., 67.00.

Aged bucks: 21 head, fleshy 221 lbs., 37.50.

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