Sheep & Goat Market Trends

Sheep & Goat Market Trends

The purpose of these bar graphs is to indicate the monthly markets for the different classes of slaughter goats and slaughter sheep. These graphs can be one of the tools you use to help determine the time to market your sheep or goats; and also help you determine when to put out your bucks or billies. As we’ve discussed in the past, the ideal market times coincide with the ethnic holidays; and as you can see from the calendars below, not all of these holidays are on the same dates each year. Some holidays occur earlier or later than the previous year.

Remember- You will always have a better breed up when your ewes, nannies, or bucks have good genetics, are parasite free and are in good health. If these conditions are met, you will wean a bigger, healthier lamb/ kid in a shorter period of time. A shorter lambing/kidding time will more than offset the production costs of de-wormers, vaccines, nutrition, and genetics.

2015 Graphs

2015 Graphs

 

2015 Market Report

2015 JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Slaughter Kids                        
Feeder: (20-40lbs) 200-315 240-320 250-320 200-300 240-320 180-300 170-300 180-300 180-260 180-275 180-315 200-315
Light Slaughter: (40-70 lbs) 180-275 210-300 240-319 225-320 240-320 180-315 170-300 180-270 180-270 180-300 180-280 180-270
Heavy Slaughter: (70 lbs & up) 170-210 180-275 180-280 140-300 180-290 140-300 140-275 140-270 160-325 160-285 140-275 160-250
                         
Slaughet Billy Goats 90-175 100-175 100-185 140-185 100-200 120-190 100-180 110-185 100-225 100-180 110-300 125-210
                         
Dorper Lambs                        
Feeder: (20-40 lbs) 200-280 200-290 180-300 180-260 170-245 170-280 180-240 170-260 180-250 180-255 180-270 200-275
Light Slaugther (40-70 lbs) 180-260 180-260 160-265 160-240 170-230 160-245 170-240 170-260 170-250 180-250 180-260 180-245
Heavy Slaughter (>70 lbs) 140-210 125-240 110-185 140-200 130-190 120-180 130-180 140-225 120-275 120-210 110-180 130-210
                         
Wool Lambs                        
Feeder (40-60 lbs) NT NT 180-220 NT 160-240 120-275 150-225 NT NT NT NT 200-260
Light Slaughter (60-80 lbs) 170-250 180-240 150-240 140-220 120-210 160-260 140-235 140-225 110-250 140-220 140-230 140-240
Heavy Slaughter (80-100 lbs) 140-150 130-190 110-185 110-145 100-150 120-180 120-180 120-160 90-270 110-160 90-160 130-180
                         
BBD Lambs 170-240 180-270 140-240 160-220 160-225 140-240 150-220 140-240 180-240 180-240 180-260 180-240
                         
Slaughter Ewes 60-125 70-110 70-115 40-115 40-110 50-100 40-90 20-95 60-110 40-100 40-110 60-115
                         
TOTAL HEAD 6,186 5,503 10,702 7,552 9,314 12,219 6,078 9,102 8,848 6,246 6,871 6,958

2014 Market Report

2014 JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Slaughter Kids                        
Feeder: (20-40lbs) 200-300 160-300 180-310 150-225 140-220 150-230 160-245 160-220 180-300 180-265 180-315 200-315
Light Slaughter: (40-70 lbs) 190-285 180-310 180-280 180-250 170-235 170-230 170-240 170-225 180-240 180-238 180-270 180-285
Heavy Slaughter: (70 lbs & up) 130-215 130-180 140-180 140-210 160-220 160-230 160-230 160-210 170-250 170-245 170-265 140-265
                         
Slaughet Billy Goats 100-180 90-130 90-145 90-135 90-135 90-135 90-130 90-140 110-195 100-155 100-250 140-200
                         
Dorper Lambs                        
Feeder: (20-40 lbs) 180-260 180-250 140-250 140-220 100-180 140-200 140-220 140-240 140-340 180-240 180-300 180-285
Light Slaugther (40-70 lbs) 175-245 160-240 140-235 140-190 120-175 120-200 140-200 140-220 150-230 130-230 170-280 170-260
Heavy Slaughter (>70 lbs) 130-210 100-180 120-210 140-180 110-170 100-170 110-170 120-185 130-250 140-195 140-210 125-240
                         
Wool Lambs                        
Feeder (40-60 lbs) 225-240 180-225 190-270 NT 140-180 NT NT 180-210 140-210 180-230 200-240 NT
Light Slaughter (60-80 lbs) 150-230 180-240 110-240 140-180 100-170 110-180 140-190 140-210 140-230 130-220 180-260 140-240
Heavy Slaughter (80-100 lbs) 130-180 140-215 110-177 102-160 100-140 95-160 110-150 110-180 110-180 110-165 120-200 120-170
                         
BBD Lambs 170-255 140-230 140-215 100-170 120-175 110-180 140-190 140-190 140-230 140-220 160-240 170-260
                         
Slaughter Ewes 50-90 40-90 40-100 40-90 40-70 40-70 40-70 40-90 50-100 50-95 60-105 50-115
                         
TOTAL HEAD 9,265 8,081 11,215 8,180 8,662 13,602 9,333 7,896 12,402 6,755 8,105 8,570

2013 Market Report

2012 JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Slaughter Kids                        
Feeder: (20-40lbs) 180-220 180-245 100-240 140-225 110-170 130-170 130-170 110-170 125-175 140-300 150-300 170-325
Light Slaughter: (40-70 lbs) 160-225 180-255 110-250 150-240 140-205 140-200 140-190 130-180 120-180 140-225 150-250 180-185
Heavy Slaughter: (70 lbs & up) 100-175 130-170 100-160 110-175 110-160 120-185 140-190 110-170 120-195 130-205 110-190 150-220
                         
Slaughet Billy Goats 90-130 90-145 90-130 90-125 80-110 90-125 80-125 80-115 90-125 90-135 90-130 90-180
                         
Dorper Lambs                        
Feeder: (20-40 lbs) 160-200 160-240 125-220 120-200 90-160 100-180 100-165 110-170 110-195 110-275 140-250 180-280
Light Slaugther (40-70 lbs) 120-170 130-220 110-175 110-210 90-140 95-150 110-165 110-145 100-160 100-225 140-250 160-250
Heavy Slaughter (>70 lbs) 90-130 90-160 90-140 85-130 85-120 90-115 90-125 95-115 90-135 90-175 90-170 100-180
                         
Wool Lambs                        
Feeder (40-60 lbs) 100-170 140-230 170-210 NT 90-120 NT 90-130 110-140 110-130 110-180 120-220 180-280
Light Slaughter (60-80 lbs) 90-145 100-155 110-150 110-160 90-115 90-115 90-150 90-130 90-130 90-180 110-205 140-200
Heavy Slaughter (80-100 lbs) 80-115 80-110 70-110 70-100 70-115 75-95 75-105 70-110 90-110 90-180 90-145 100-170
                         
BBD Lambs 90-190 110-200 100-220 100-175 80-130 90-180 90-140 100-140 90-150 100-180 90-210 130-240
                         
Slaughter Ewes 30-90 40-80 40-90 20-80 30-60 30-60 20-65 30-70 25-80 40-80 40-80 50-80
                         
TOTAL HEAD 9,146 8,117 12,159 9,481 12,496 8,793 15,450 8,774 10,332 8,525 8,164 6,202

Note: Prices are per pound. Lesser quality animals are $.05 to $.20 lower.

Ethnic Holiday Calendar 2015-2019

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