The St.Onge-Newell Sheep Yards, Newell, South Dakota, reported reciepts of 2,836 head of lambs selling on Nov. 21 compared to 2,564 head selling a week ago, according to the USDA-South Dakota Department of Agriculture Market News, Worthing, South Dakota.

Compared to a week ago, feeder lambs weighing 90 to 110 pounds were trading $5 to $9 higher. Loads were created with large strings offered supporting the higher demand, coupled with the need to fill loads. Feeder lambs under 90 pounds were selling $6 to $10 lower. Consignments were of feeder lambs of attractive quality. Large loads of slaughter ewes created prices that were $6 to $10 higher. There was very good demand for replacement ewes. The market was active with offerings readily clearing the market. The next sale is Dec 5. The supply included 55% feeder sheep/lambs (100% lambs); 22% slaughter sheep/lambs (97% ewes, 3% bucks); 23% replacement sheep/lambs (100% ewes).

Feeder lambs: Medium and large frame 1 to 2, per hundredweight/actual weight, 28 head, 47 lbs., 185.00; 126 head, 54 to 58 lbs., 191.00 to 197.00 (193.19); 139 head, 60 to 67 lbs., 185.00 to 190.00 (187.90); 260 head, 70 to 78 lbs., 183.00 to 191.00 (189.54); 203 head, 81 to 89 lbs., 168.00 to 183.00 (171.51); 37 head, 83 lbs., 190.00, ewe lambs. 234 head, 91 to 96 lbs., 173.00 to 176.00 (175.22); 352 head, 101 to 105 lbs., 158.00 to 165.75 (163.35); 32 head, 113 to 114 lbs., 145.00 to 155.00 (148.73); 6 head, 126 lbs., 140.00; 17 head, 131 to 135 lbs., 133.00 to 136.00 (134.74).

Slaughter ewes: Good 1 to 2, per hundredweight/actual weight, 119 head, 179 lbs., 52.00, average. Good 2 to 3, per hundredweight/actual weight, 27 head, 197 lbs., 60.00, verage. Utility 1 to 2, per hundredweight/actual weight, 223 head, 159 lbs., 56.00, average. Cull 1 to 2, per hundredweight/actual weight, 244 head, 143 lbs., 55.00, average.

Slaughter bucks: 1, per hundredweight/actual weight, 8 head, 209 lbs., 42.00, average. 1 to 2, per hundredweight/actual weight, 8 head, 249 lbs., 62.00, average.

Replacement ewes: Large 1 to 2, per hundredweight/actual weight, 1 to 2 years, open, 9 head, 161 lbs., 125.00; from 2 to 4 years, open, 68 head, 162 to 166 lbs., 125.00 to 215.00 (194.77); from 4 to 6 years, open, 167 head, 175 lbs., 175.00 to 220.00 (206.65); less than 6 years, open, 388 head, 155 to 181 lbs., 100.00 to 155.00 (133.94).

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