The south central direct sheep report for the week ending July 21 included 13,900 sheep and 900 goats, according to the USDA Market News Service, San Angelo, TX.
The report covers Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Kansas.
Compared with last week, slaughter lambs were steady. Trade and demand were moderate. Most sales continued to be on a carcass or formula basis. Supplies of available lambs are limited.
Slaughter lambs: Texas, 3,900 head, Choice, 2 to 3, shorn, 120 to 145 lbs., 90.00 to 92.00; most sold on carcass or formula basis.
Feeder lambs were firm. Trade was fairly active. Demand was good for the limited supplies. Despite the hot weather, demand remains good for all weights of feeder lambs.
Feeder lambs: Texas, 5,800 head, medium and large frame 1 to 2, 50 to 60 lbs., 95.00 to 96.00; 60 to 85 lbs., 90.00 to 95.00. New Mexico, 3,000 head, medium and large frame 1 to 2, 70 to 75 lbs., to feedlots under retained ownership.
Slaughter ewes were steady.
Slaughter ewes: New Mexico, 1,200 head, Utility, 1 to 3, 32.00.
Replacement ewes were not tested.
Slaughter goats were steady.
Slaughter goats: Kids, 900 head, Choice and Prime, 40 to 60 lbs., 90.00 to 95.00. Choice, 40 to 60 lbs., 80.00 to 85.00.