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Sheep &Goat Sales – for Nov. 25, 2010

The biweekly sheep and goat sales Winnipeg Livestock Auction that started Sept. 2 have seen a fairly constant number of animals brought to market, ranging from a low of 453 head Oct. 21 to a high of 600 Oct. 7. There was a good selection in most categories.

Specialty sheep such as Jacob ewes, which have numerous horns, drew more attention from the buyers, thus hitting the highest price for the Nov. 4, 2010 sale. One 120- pound Jacob ewe fetched $1.125 per pound.

Ewe prices remained fairly steady. Younger ewes brought higher prices as herd replacement or expansion stock. Older and lame ewes were more concentrated at the lower price range, about 20 cents less per pound, per animal Nov. 4. At the Oct. 21 sale – the ewes were selling for 20 to 30 cents less per pound.

The pregnant Katahdin-cross ewes in the Oct. 21 sale did attract major interest. However, pregnant non-Katahdin-cross ewes at the Nov. 4 sale were in big demand.

The selection of rams in the Oct. 7 sale was double the numbers sold at the Nov. 4 and Oct. 21 sales. The price range Oct. 7 was $0.425 to $0.875 per pound. The Oct. 21 sale showed a price range of $0.69 to $0.78 per pound. Two 185-pound Arcott-cross rams brought $1.075 per pound.

The price range has been increasing since the beginning of October.

The selection of the 95-to 100-lb. lambs remained quite constant throughout the fall sales. The buyers were able to balance out their meat requirement orders with little difficulty.

The number of 80-to 94-lb. lambs in the Nov. 4 sale; was nearly the same as the Oct. 7 sale. The lambs in the November sale received higher prices, ranging in an increase of $0.41 to $0.14 per pound. Bidding was lower on those lambs with bad feet or signs of lameness or worms.

The goat industry has been steady with the various sales and the buyers have had good selections in each category. There had been some goats with bad feet and showing some very thin frames and structure, but that was not a common issue in all the goat sales.

There were a number of does with thin-framed bodies at the Nov. 4, sale, which created a second price range of $0.68 to $0.77 per pound. The majority of these does entered the meat industry.

The selection of the young does, in the Oct. 7 sale held the majority in the high bidding due to the well-developed body frames. These does were sought for future breeding purposes.

The demand for the bucks remained constant and with limited supply at each sale. Numerous bucks were viewed and purchased for improving the new buyer’s breeding programs, as many bucks were in excellent condition.

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Nov 4, 2010

$89 $150.41

PregnantRams

Lambs

< 80 Lbs.

Kids

Ewes

$130 $141.05 $128.28 $174.25

Oct. 21, 2010

$87.75 $125.40

n/a $116.85 $159.90

Oct. 7, 2010

$71 $27.60

n/a $78 $173.2

GoatsDoesBucks

$72.96 $90.27 ($1.28 $1.53/lb.)

$34 $55.13 ($0.85 $1.225/lb.)

$49.88 ($1.425/lb.)

$84 $114 ($0.83 $1.16/lb.)

$103 $205 ($1.11 $1.62/lb.)

$70.76 $90.16 ($1.22 $1.61/lb.)

n/a

$44.83 45.75 ($1.275 $1.525/lb.)

$90 $122.50 ($0.69 $1.63/lb.)

$85 $202.50 ($1.46 $1.97/lb.)

$72 $102.18 ($1.10 $1.525/lb.)

$20.25 $56.25 ($0.45 $1.25/lb.)

$37.50 ($1.25/lb.)

$72.50 $97 ($0.84 $1.08/lb.)

$60 $112.50 ($1.28 $1.61/lb.)

95 110 lbs.80 94 lbs.

$136.50 $154 ($1.30 $1.46/lb.)

$120.80 $132.06 ($1.41 $1.51/lb.) $139.16 $158.15 ($1.36 $1.48/lb.)

$114.52 $137.24 ($1.36 $1.46/lb.) $126.90 $138.60 ($1.175 $1.32/lb.)

$92 $120.56 ($1 $1.37/lb.)

70 79 lbs.60 69 lbs.50 59 lbs.40 49 lbs.30 39 lbs.

$91 $110 ($1.30 $1.48/lb.)

$90.89 ($1.49/lb.)

$111 $112.48 ($1.48 $1.57/lb.)

$64.64 $105.19 ($1.01 $1.57/lb.)

$78.93 $110.60 ($1.025 $1.48/lb.)

$72 $102.18 ($1.10 $1.525/lb.)

70 79 lbs.60 69 lbs.50 59 lbs.

$87.50 -$110.00 ($1.17 $1.43/lb.)

$84 $110 ($1.29 $1.62/lb.)

$65 $70 ($1.27 $1.30/lb.)

$110 $112.50 ($1.51 $1.61/lb.)

$112.50-$117 ($1.61 $1.95/lb.)

$42.50 $95 ($0.85 $1.64/lb.) n/a

$102.50 $107 ($1.63 $1.62/lb.)

$87.50 (1.65/lb.)

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