The south central U.S. direct sheep report for the week ending Sept. 22 totaled 3,300 slaughter lambs, 8,100 feeder lambs, 1,800 slaughter ewes, 400 replacement ewes and 1,200 slaughter goats, according to the USDA Market news Service, San Angelo, Texas.

The report covered Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Kansas markets.

Compared with last week, slaughter lambs had no comparison. Trade and demand were moderate. Most sales were on a carcass or formula basis.

Feeder lambs were steady, in comparison. Trade was active. Demand was good. The latest dry weather conditions continued to bring lambs to market. Slaughter ewes were steady, compared to last week. There was no comparison on replacement ewes. Slaughter goats continued to be steady from last week.

Slaughter lambs: Texas, Choice, 2 to 3, shorn, 120 to 145 lbs., 82.00 to 84.00, most sold on carcass or formula basis.

Feeder lambs: Texas, medium and large frame 1 and 2, 60 to 70 lbs., 90.00 to 93.00; 70 to 80 lbs., 90.00 to 94.00, few, 94.00 to 95.00; 80 to 90 lbs., 88.00 to 92.00; 90 to 95 lbs., 85.00 to 88.00; 100 lbs., 82.50. New Mexico, medium and large frame 1 and 2, 70 to 75 lbs., to feedlots under retained ownership.

Slaughter ewes: Texas, Utility, 1 and 2, 33.00 to 36.00. New Mexico, Utility, 1 and 2, 28.00.

Replacement ewes: Texas, medium and large frame 1 and 2, baby tooth, 60.00 per head.

Slaughter goats: Kids, Choice and Prime, 40 to 60 lbs., 80.00 to mostly 85.00. Choice, 40 to 60 lbs., 75.00 to 80.00.

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