Christmas market for feeder lambs?

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Christmas market for feeder lambs?

Postby farrier » Sun Nov 27, 2011 10:05 pm

I've got some feeders I was going to take to the sale barn in a couple of weeks. Would this be a good time to take them or would it be better to wait till after the new year?
Also have some cull ewes to go. Thanks.

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Re: Christmas market for feeder lambs?

Postby farrier » Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:50 pm

So no one brave enough to predict markets, hey :roll:
Oh well, can't say that I blame you.
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Re: Christmas market for feeder lambs?

Postby Bill Fosher » Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:19 pm

I can safely predict that there'll be a spike in price on the East coast for light lambs with good finish in the weeks leading up to Christmas. Whether that's what you mean by feeder lamb and whether you're interested in shipping to New Holland are a different matter.
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Re: Christmas market for feeder lambs?

Postby farrier » Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:40 pm

Bill,
The lambs are about 50lbs and in good flesh, but not really fat. The lambs will go through a sale in Mexico MO. I understand that the majority of the sheep and goats that run through the sale go to New York.
I thought there was always better prices for light lambs in Dec., I just couldn't remember if it was significant. Thanks.
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Re: Christmas market for feeder lambs?

Postby Bill Fosher » Tue Nov 29, 2011 8:06 am

those are probably a little light for the ethnic market. 65 to 75 would be better, unless they are new crop, September born 50 pounders -- what we would call hothouse lambs.
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