All classes of lambs and kids traded steady, ewes $20 higher, nannies $10 lower. Sheep and goat receipts totaled 3126 head.
Compared to last week, steers and heifers sold $1-5 higher.
Imported meat for the week ending May 9 totaled 37,456 metric tons. The following figures represent metric tons.
Compared to last week, wooled feeder lambs steady. Slaughter hair lambs firm, slaughter ewes $5-10 higher, kids $5-10 higher, nannies steady. Sheep and goat receipts totaled 9833 head.
Steer calves $2-4 higher except 350-400 pounds $9 higher, feeder steers 600-700 pounds steady, 700-800 pounds $7 higher, over 800 pounds $3 higher, heifer calves under 600 pounds $3-8 higher, feeders over 600 pounds steady to $4 higher, over 750 pounds instances of $10 higher, slaughter cows steady to $2 higher, bulls $5 higher. Cattle receipts totaled 1004 head.
Total red meat production under federal inspection for the week ending May 16 was estimated at 864.6 million pounds. This was 17.7 percent higher than a week ago and 16.4 percent lower than a year ago. Cumulative meat production for the year to date was 2.5 percent lower than last year.
Domestic wool trading on a clean basis was active, with 359,758 pounds of confirmed trades reported.
Feeder steers and heifers steady to $2 higher. Receipts totaled 2542 head.
The national comprehensive boxed beef cutout report showed prices up $30.47 from last week at $421.80.
James Leslie Dilworth
Margaret Bowman McMahon