By Colorado Department of Ag Market News
Compared to a week ago: Slaughter lambs traded mostly 5.00 to 10.00 higher on a moderate to light test. Feeder lambs were fairly steady on a very light test. Slaughter ewes were 5.00 to 9.00 higher while slaughter bucks traded unevenly steady on a light test. In the goats, slaughter kids traded sharply higher on a very light test, while slaughter nannies/does traded unevenly steady on a very light test. Slaughter bucks/billies traded sharply higher while Wethers traded sharply lower on a very light test. Trade activity and demand were moderate to good. In the sheep supply approximately 45 percent were slaughter lambs, 40 percent feeder lambs, and 15 percent slaughter ewes and bucks. The goat supply consisted of approximately 50 percent slaughter kids, 30 percent slaughter nannies/does with the balance being slaughter billies and wethers. Sheep and lambs sold on a per cwt basis and goats sold on a per head basis unless otherwise noted.