A COLOR PHOTOGRAPH does little for this scene west of Mertzon. The blue sky has been a regular occurrence except for those days when persistent winds manage to fill the sky with a less than attractive brown.

Lamb Markets Were Mixed This Week

Tuesday’s sale at San Angelo had twice the number of receipts compared to last week and wool feeder lambs were off by $15-25, slaughter lambs down $20-30. New Holland, Pennsylvania, however, was steady to higher on wool and hair lambs. Other Texas markets were also called steady to higher on all classes of lambs.

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Slaughter Meat Goats All Over The Board This Week

San Angelo kids sold firm to $5 higher, nannies firm. New Holland, Pennsylvania kids steady to $10 higher, nannies and billies sold weak. Hamilton kids sharply higher, nannies $10 higher. Goldthwaite light kids $10-15 higher, slaughter kids and nannies $10 higher, replacement nannies $10-15 higher. Fredericksburg hold steady.

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Rabobank Analyst Offers Update On Future Global Sheep Industry

At this year’s American Sheep Industry Association’s virtual convention, Angus Gidley Baird, a senior global animal protein analyst with Rabobank based in Sydney Australia, offered the keynote, an overview and an outlook on the global sheep industry with highlights and opportunities for growth in the U.S. sheep industry.

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Cowgirl Sass & Savvy

Heaven has gathered up a fine collection of good cowboys over the years. You have to know they are sitting around on hay bales in a circle spittin,’ whittlin’ and telling stories. With great detail, they recall the wild wrecks they lived to tell about that almost always involved a horse, cow and a rope. They remember every good horse they ever rode and a few that they wished they hadn’t.

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Loose Ends

The Texas Cattle Feeders Assn. reports that USDA is making “top up” payments to cattle producers with approved CFAP 1 applications that have not reached the payment limit threshold of $250,000 per eligible individual. Payments are based on the number of cattle in inventory between April 16, 2020 and May 14, 2020. Eligible producers do not need to submit a new application. The payment rates were established in the Consolidated Appropriations Act as:

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San Angelo TX 76902

800-284-5268
325-949-4611

PO Box 3306
San Angelo TX 76902