Sheep & Goat Sales – for Jun. 18, 2009

Ewes $80 – $104.55

Lambs

Over 110 lbs. 0 95 110 lbs. 80 94 lbs.

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$100 under 80 lbs. $65 to $65.76

The Winnipeg Livestock Auction arena benches were not packed, on June 5, 2009. But the bidders were ready for the auction. Once a month for the summer will keep the demand for the sheep and goats.

Ewes $48.15 $110.40

Lambs

Over 110 lbs. $121.90 – $133 95 110 lbs. $89.61 – $99.75 80 94 lbs. $129.72 – $140.43 Under 80 lbs. $61.00 – $108

NEW-CROP LAMBS

95 110 lbs. $155 80 94 lbs. $139.20 – $151.34 Under 80 lbs. $61 – $120.25

The new-crop lambs sure brightened the bidding, in the audience. The demand for these lambs kept the auctioneer busy! The 40-pound lambs, provided a range between $1.525 to $1.70 per lb.; while those slightly heavier lambs, 65 pounds, brought $1.68 to $1.70 per lb. The 74-pound new-crop lamb brought $1.625 per lb., and the 88-pound lamb, brought $1.59 per lb. The heavier new-crop lambs (100 pounds) brought $1.55 per lb.

A 220-pound, Suffolk-x ram showed its elegance when it entered the arena – demanding full respect. This ram brought $132 (60 cents per lb.). Then a 200-pound Dorper-x ram entered the arena, demonstrating a more gentle characteristics. He brought $156 (78 cents per lb.).

The three Dorper-x ram lambs, each being 135 pounds, brought $155.25 ($1.15 per lb.). Two Katahdin-x rams, each 113 pounds, brought $79.10 (70 cents per lb.).

There was a good selection of ewes, the most usual breeds were all represented, at this sale. There was a large range in prices, no pattern for the differences, at this sale.

GOATS

In the goat category, a Boer-x buck, 180 pounds – showed great form and structure. He brought $225 ($1.42 per lb.). The Boer-x Nubian buck had more of a Nubian frame at 105 pounds. He brought $130 ($1.24 per lb.).

The does have kept above the standard prices, ranging $0.98 -$1.07/lb. The Alpine bucklings, 43 pounds; brought $80 ($1.86 per lb.).

The Pygmy-x Alpine buckling,

65 pounds, brought $130 (2.00 per lb.).The little Pygmy-x buckling and doeling, each

40 pounds, sold for $68 ($1.50 per lb.). The Pygmy-x doe, 70 pounds, brought $75 ($1.07 per lb.).

The arena seats at Grunthal Livestock Auction were nearly packed, as the interest was high. The noise grew with each animal entering the arena, with the bidding.

The selection on the lambs was very limited, with only four at this sale. Two Cheviotx lambs, 48 pounds, brought $65.76 ($1.37 per lb.). Another slightly heavier lamb, 50 pounds brought $65 ($1.30 per lb.). The heaviest lamb, 80 pounds, brought $100 ($1.25 per lb.).

The sheep selection was low, with only two ewes. One ewe,

205 pounds, brought $104.55 ($0.51 per lb.). The other ewe,

160 pounds; brought $80 (50 cents per lb.). The Katahdin-x ram created more interest in the bidding. The 145-pound ram, brought $89.90 (62 cents per lb.). The two other Dorper-x rams, 185 and 195 pounds, brought $85.10 (46 cents per lb.) and $78 (40 cents per lb.); respectively.

However, it was the goats that caused all the excitement in the bidding due to the high demand. The prices for the does were higher than the standard average for this time in the season. Prices ranged from $1.25 to $1.50 per lb. for 80-pound and 70-pound respectively.

The 45 lb. Boer-x buckling brought $80 ($1.78 per lb.). The Boer-x wethers provided a price range of $1.15 -$2.64 per lb. The Boer-x doelings kept the auctioneer busy, as the interest and the demand, created some interesting bidding. These doelings brought a price range of $1.85 to $3 per lb.

The Weekly Livestock Market Review had no information on the Ontario market or feeder lambs for May 29, 2009. Only Innisfail, Alberta reported for the market lambs (95-110 pounds), brought $1.41 to $1.21 per lb. respectively. The June 5, 2009 report indicated Ontario market lambs 95 to 100 pounds, brought $1.61 to $1.75 per lb. respectively. The Ontario feeder lambs (61 to 80 pounds), brought $2.41 to $3.94 per lb.

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