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LM_LM301
St. Joseph, MO    Fri Aug 27, 2004    USDA Market News Service

NATIONAL DAILY LAMB REPORT - COMMITTED AND DELIVERED LAMBS

COMMITTED:

STATE OF ORIGIN          PERCENTAGE
CO       Colorado           52.5
IA       Iowa               12.8
TX       Texas              34.7

DOMESTIC                                   Formula     Forward    Negotiated
Head Count sold on Live Basis:                                         2,010
Head Count sold on Dressed Basis:           10,937
% Packer Financed                                %           %             %
% Delivery Specified by packer's plant      100.0%           %        100.0%
% Delivery Date Specified by packer          44.4%           %        100.0%
IMPORT
Head Count sold on Live Basis:
Head Count sold on Dressed Basis:
% Packer Financed                                %           %             %
% Delivery Specified by packer's plant           %           %             %
% Delivery Date Specified by packer              %           %             %
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DELIVERED:

STATE OF ORIGIN          PERCENTAGE
CO        Colorado           76.3
TX        Texas              23.7

DOMESTIC                                   Formula     Forward    Negotiated
Head Count sold on Live Basis:                                           386
Head Count sold on Dressed Basis:            2,101
% Packer Financed                                %           %             %
% Delivery Specified by packer's plant      100.0%           %        100.0%
% Delivery Date Specified by packer          25.7%           %        100.0%
IMPORT
Head Count sold on Live Basis:
Head Count sold on Dressed Basis:
% Packer Financed                                %           %             %
% Delivery Specified by packer's plant           %           %             %
% Delivery Date Specified by packer              %           %             %

Source:  USDA Market News Service, St. Joseph, MO
         816-238-0678            email:  stjoe.lgmn@usda.gov
         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/lm_lm301.txt

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LM_LM302
St. Joseph, MO    Fri Aug 27, 2004    USDA Market News Service

NATIONAL DAILY LAMB REPORT (NEGOTIATED AND FORMULA PURCHASES) - DOMESTIC ONLY

Receipts:                Negotiated          Formula
This Period                 2,176              2,733
Week to Date                9,455             17,543
Last Week Total             4,635             18,506
Last Year Total             6,887             17,701

Comments:
  Compared to Thursday, cash sales of slaughter lambs were mostly 2.00 to 4.00
higher.  Not enough formulated sales since Thursday to establish a trend.

NEGOTIATED PURCHASES -

Slaughter Lambs:  Live Basis - Choice and Prime

           Head       Weight      Wtd Avg     Wtd Avg       Price        Wtd Avg
          Count        Range       Weight      Dr pct       Range         Price
Wooled
and       2,176        99-145       137.3       50.9     95.00-102.00      97.49
Shorn

FORMULA PURCHASES -

Slaughter Lambs:  Carcass Basis - Choice and Prime

           Head       Weight      Wtd Avg     Wtd Avg       Price        Wtd Avg
          Count        Range       Weight      Dr pct       Range         Price
                   under 55 lbs                               -
              5       55-65 lbs      57.9       63.0    184.00-184.00     184.00
          1,334       65-75 lbs      72.6       52.3    184.60-194.00     190.96
          1,394       75-85 lbs      79.3       51.7    175.50-194.00     189.49
                    over 85 lbs                               -

Source:   USDA Market News Service, St. Joseph, MO
          816-238-0678     email:  stjoe.lgmn@usda.gov
          www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/lm_lm302.txt

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NW_LS443
Des Moines, IA     Mon  Aug 23, 2004      USDA Market News
 
WEEKLY LAMB PELTS PRICE REPORT, FOB Major Production Points
Per Piece Price
 
Activity last week, compared to previous week:  Packer
sorted green salted pelts steady.  Demand and offerings
Continue light to moderate.
 
 
 
PELT TYPES:  PACKER, SEED FREE, MOSTLY GOOD DENSITY WOOL
 SHORN       Price Range   UNSHORN         Price Range
-------------------------------------------------------
 Fall Clips 12.00 -14.00    Wools(tanning) 7.00 -10.00
 No. 1      10.00 -13.00         (Pulling) 2.00 - 4.00
 No. 2       9.00 -11.00    Western Slope
 No. 3       4.50 - 6.50    Spring Lambs  11.00 -14.00
 No. 4       4.50 - 5.50     California
                             Idaho
Imperial's                   Kansas
 Fall Clips                  Midwest
 No. 1                        Native(Gray)
 No. 2
-------------------------------------------------------
Livestock Mandatory Reporting on Negotiated, Formula and
Contract trades last week showed 29,400 pelts consisting of
63.1% wooled, 34.8% fall shorn #1, 1.2% #2 and 1.0% #3-4.
 
Source:     USDA Market News, Des Moines, IA
            Phone: 515-284-4460  email: desm.lgmn@usda.gov
            www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/nw_ls443.txt
 
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LM_LM350
St Joseph, MO    Mon Mar 15, 2004     USDA Market News Service

NATIONAL WEEKLY CARCASS PREMIUMS AND DISCOUNTS FOR SLAUGHTER LAMBS
Based on individual packer's buying programs.  Values reflect
adjustments to base prices on carcass basis.

***Confidentiality of data prohibits publication of this report under
Livestock Mandatory Reporting.  The report will be published when
and if enough data is aggregated to meet the 3/70/20 guideline.***

Source:  USDA Market News Service, St. Joseph, MO
         816-238-0678   email:  stjoe.lgmn@usda.gov
         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/lm_lm350.txt

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LM_LM351
St. Joseph, MO    Tue Aug 24, 2004     USDA Market News Service

NATIONAL WEEKLY DIRECT LAMB REPORT

For Week Ending Monday, Aug 23, 2004

                        A: PRIOR WEEK SLAUGHTERED HEAD COUNT

DOMESTIC:                     Head Count
          Forward Contract           0
          Formula               20,829
IMPORTED:
          Forward Contract           0
          Formula                    0

                         B: SLAUGHTERED PACKER OWNED SHEEP

                Head     Carcass    Wtd Avg    Wtd Avg    Avg % Choice    Avg %
               Count     Wt Range    Weight   Dressing %    or Better   YG 1,2,3
DOMESTIC:      1,766     62 - 74      67.4       51.3          99.9        98.7
IMPORTED:                   -

                           C: FORWARD CONTRACT PURCHASES
                                 No trade reported.

                               D: FORMULA PURCHASES

                 Head          Weight        Avg           Price         Wtd Avg
                Count          Range        Weight         Range          Price
DOMESTIC:
                    2      under 55 lbs      45.0     180.00 - 180.00     180.00
                1,467         55-65 lbs      61.6     173.80 - 189.97     180.93
               12,957         65-75 lbs      71.1     171.76 - 200.00     183.07
                4,270         75-85 lbs      80.3     168.63 - 196.23     185.41
                  290       over 85 lbs      86.2     184.18 - 184.18     184.18
IMPORTED:
                           under 55 lbs                      -
                              55-65 lbs                      -
                              65-75 lbs                      -
                              75-85 lbs                      -
                            over 85 lbs                      -

Source:   USDA Market News Service, St. Joseph, MO
          816-238-0678     email:  stjoe.lgmn@usda.gov
          www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/lm_lm351.txt

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LM_LM352
St. Joseph, MO    Fri Aug 27, 2004    USDA Market News Service

National Weekly Slaughter Sheep Review for w/e Friday, August 27, 2004.

    For the week, cash sales were mostly 1.00 to 3.00 lower on heavy trading vol
ume.
Formulated sales were mostly 1.00 to 2.00 lower on moderate to heavy trading
volume.  Negotiated sales fob unless otherwise noted.

Negotiated sales:
This Week:  10,600      Last Week:  4900    Last Year: 8700

Domestic Slaughter Lambs
Choice and Prime:
  Live Sales:
   Wooled and Shorn 105-150 lbs 91.00-104.10 (wtd avg  96.41).

  Dressed Sales:  
   Couple loads Wooled 60-65 lb carcasses 190.00.

Imported Slaughter Lambs
Choice and Prime:
  Live Sales:  
   No sales reported.

Formula Purchases:
This Week:  22,200    Last Week:  22,200    Last Year:  20,000

Formula Prices established for previously slaughtered lambs.(carcass basis)
                             Domestic       Imported
Weighted Average Weight:      73.2  lbs      None reported.
Weighted Average Net Price:   181.67         None reported.

Formula Prices established for previously slaughtered lambs.(live basis)
                             Domestic       Imported
Weighted Average Weight: few 142.8 lbs      None reported.
Weighted Average Net Price:  100.54         None reported.

Forward Contract Purchases:
This Week:  0    Last Week:  0    Last Year: 0

Negotiated, Formula and contract purchases delivered to packers:
This Week:  26,700    Last Week:  29,400    Last Year:  29,600

Negotiated, Formula and contract commitments: (generally for slaughter
within 7 days)
This Week:  36,300    Last Week:  23,000    Last Year:  24,100

  This report cover transactions reported this week.  Comments and market
conditions include information gathered from voluntary sources.  All prices,
weights, and head counts are gathered through the mandatory livestock reporting
system.

Source:  USDA Market News Service, St. Joseph, MO
         816-238-0678  email:  stjoe.lgmn@usda.gov
         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/lm_lm352.txt

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LM_LM303
St. Joseph, MO    Fri Aug 27, 2004    USDA Market News Service

WESTERN DAILY LAMB REPORT - COMMITTED AND DELIVERED LAMBS

COMMITTED:

STATE OF ORIGIN          PERCENTAGE
CO        Colorado         100.0


DOMESTIC                                   Formula     Forward    Negotiated
Head Count sold on Live Basis:                                           350
Head Count sold on Dressed Basis:            6,441
% Packer Financed                                %           %             %
% Delivery Specified by packer's plant      100.0%           %        100.0%
% Delivery Date Specified by packer           5.5%           %        100.0%
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DELIVERED:

STATE OF ORIGIN          PERCENTAGE
CO         Colorado         100.0

DOMESTIC                                   Formula     Forward    Negotiated
Head Count sold on Live Basis:                                           336
Head Count sold on Dressed Basis:            1,562
% Packer Financed                                %           %             %
% Delivery Specified by packer's plant      100.0%           %        100.0%
% Delivery Date Specified by packer           0.1%           %        100.0%

Source:  USDA Market News Service, St. Joseph, MO
         816-238-0678            email:  stjoe.lgmn@usda.gov
         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/lm_lm303.txt

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LM_LM304
St. Joseph, MO    Fri Aug 27, 2004    USDA Market News Service

WESTERN DAILY LAMB REPORT (NEGOTIATED AND FORMULA PURCHASES) - DOMESTIC ONLY

Receipts:                Negotiated          Formula
This Period                 3,160              2,733
Week to Date                3,160             12,893
Last Week Total             2,460             12,577
Last Year Total             1,369             13,346

Comments:
  Compared to last Friday, cash sales of slaughter lambs were mostly 1.00 to
2.00 lower.  Not enough formulated sales since Thursday to establish a trend.

NEGOTIATED PURCHASES -

Slaughter Lambs:  Live Basis - Choice and Prime

           Head       Weight      Wtd Avg     Wtd Avg       Price        Wtd Avg
          Count        Range       Weight      Dr pct       Range         Price
Wooled
and       3,160       135-150       141.1       50.9     95.00-104.10     100.11
Shorn

FORMULA PURCHASES -

Slaughter Lambs:  Carcass Basis - Choice and Prime

           Head       Weight      Wtd Avg     Wtd Avg       Price        Wtd Avg
          Count        Range       Weight      Dr pct       Range         Price
                   under 55 lbs                               -
              5       55-65 lbs      57.9       63.0    184.00-184.00     184.00
          1,334       65-75 lbs      72.6       52.3    184.60-194.00     190.96
          1,394       75-85 lbs      79.3       51.7    175.50-194.00     189.49
                    over 85 lbs                               -

Source:   USDA Market News Service, St. Joseph, MO
          816-238-0678     email:  stjoe.lgmn@usda.gov
          www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/lm_lm304.txt

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LM_LM354
St Joseph, MO    Mon Mar 15, 2004    USDA Market News Service

WESTERN WEEKLY CARCASS PREMIUMS AND DISCOUNTS FOR SLAUGHTER LAMBS REPORT

Based on individual packer's buying programs.  Values reflect adjustments to
base prices on carcass basis.

***Confidentiality of data prohibits publication of this report under
Livestock Mandatory Reporting.  The report will be published when
and if enough data is aggregated to meet the 3/70/20 guideline.***


Source:  USDA Market News Service, St. Joseph, MO
         816-238-0678            email:  stjoe.lgmn@usda.gov
         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/lm_lm354.txt

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LM_LM355
St. Joseph, MO     Tue Aug 24, 2004    USDA Market News Service

WESTERN WEEKLY DIRECT LAMB REPORT

For Week Ending Monday, Aug 23, 2004

                        A: PRIOR WEEK SLAUGHTERED HEAD COUNT

DOMESTIC:                     Head Count
          Forward Contract            0
          Formula                 9,214
IMPORTED:
          Forward Contract            0
          Formula                     0

                         B: SLAUGHTERED PACKER OWNED SHEEP

                Head     Carcass    Wtd Avg    Wtd Avg    Avg % Choice    Avg %
               Count     Wt Range    Weight   Dressing %    or Better   YG 1,2,3
DOMESTIC:      1,766     62 - 74      67.4       51.3          99.9        98.7
IMPORTED:                   -

                           C: FORWARD CONTRACT PURCHASES
                                 No trade reported.

                               D: FORMULA PURCHASES

                 Head          Weight        Avg           Price         Wtd Avg
                Count          Range        Weight         Range          Price
DOMESTIC:
                    2      under 55 lbs      45.0     180.00 - 180.00     180.00
                  951         55-65 lbs      60.2     177.66 - 189.97     184.23
                4,111         65-75 lbs      69.2     175.17 - 200.00     191.58
                2,731         75-85 lbs      78.1     172.00 - 196.23     189.62
                  290       over 85 lbs      86.2     184.18 - 184.18     184.18
IMPORTED:
                           under 55 lbs                      -
                              55-65 lbs                      -
                              65-75 lbs                      -
                              75-85 lbs                      -
                            over 85 lbs                      -

Source:   USDA Market News Service, St. Joseph, MO
          816-238-0678     email:  stjoe.lgmn@usda.gov
          www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/lm_lm355.txt

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LM_LM353                                **Correction to date only**
St. Joseph, MO    Fri Aug 27, 2004    USDA Market News Service

Western Weekly Slaughter Sheep Review for w/e Friday, August 27, 2004

   For the week, cash sales were mostly 1.00 to 2.00 lower on moderate
to heavy trading.   Formulated sales were mostly 1.00 to 3.00 lower on
moderate trading volume.  Negotiated sales fob unless otherwise noted.

Negotiated sales:
This Week:  4000      Last Week:  2600    Last Year:  2900

Domestic Slaughter Lambs
Choice and Prime:
  Live Sales:
   Wooled and Shorn 135-150 lbs 95.00-104.10 (wtd avg 100.11).

  Dressed Sales:  
   Couple loads Wooled 60-65 lb carcasses 190.00.


Imported Slaughter Lambs
Choice and Prime:
  Live Sales:  
   No sales reported.

Formula Purchases:
This Week: 14,900     Last Week:  14,900    Last Year:  14,400

Formula Prices established for previously slaughtered lambs.(carcass basis)
                             Domestic       Imported
Weighted Average Weight:      74.0 lbs      None reported.
Weighted Average Net Price:   183.48        None reported.

Formula Prices established for previously slaughtered lambs.(live basis)
                             Domestic       Imported
Weighted Average Weight: few 146.3 lbs      None reported.
Weighted Average Net Price:  101.67         None reported.

Forward Contract Purchases:
This Week:  0    Last Week:  0    Last Year:  0

Negotiated, Formula and contract purchases delivered to packers:
This Week:  17,400    Last Week:  17,500    Last Year:  18,300

Negotiated, Formula and contract commitments: (generally for slaughter
within 7 days)
This Week:  19,400    Last Week:  18,600    Last Year:  17,400

  This report cover transactions reported this week.  Comments and market
conditions include information gathered from voluntary sources.  All prices,
weights, and head counts are gathered through the mandatory livestock reporting
system.

Source:  USDA Market News Service, St. Joseph, MO
         816-238-0678            email:  stjoe.lgmn@usda.gov
         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/lm_lm353.txt

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