West Virginia 2011 Lamb and Sheep Prices
WEST VIRGINIA – Average Monthly Lamb Prices
ranged between $165.00 and $220.00
per hundredweight last year. Prices peaked in March reaching $220.00 per hundredweight. The lowest average monthly price of 2011 was reported in September, when lamb prices averaged $165.00 per hundredweight.
Average Monthly Sheep Prices
ranged between $49.00 and $88.00
per hundredweight last year. Prices peaked in February reaching $88.00 per hundredweight. The lowest average monthly price of 2011 was reported in June, when sheep prices averaged $49.00 per hundredweight.
of lambs and sheep through West Virginia auctions peaked in June. According to auction data, 18 percent of lambs and sheep were marketed in June. The fewest animals were marketed in February and March when only 1 percent of the animals were sold each month. Lambs represented 91percent of the reported lambs and sheep marketed.
Note: This information was based on the following guidelines: slaughter and feeder lambs weighing between 45-125 pounds and sheep (including slaughter rams and slaughter ewes). Marketing data were obtained from the Market News Report, published by the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service in cooperation with the West Virginia Department of Agriculture for each livestock market in West Virginia.
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