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Slaughter lambs steady to 20.00 higher, except at San Angelo, Texas, weak to 10.00 lower.

Published on February 9, 2018 5:43PM


Wool prices in cents per pound and foreign currency per kilogram, sheep prices in dollars per hundredweight (cwt.) except some replacement animals on per head basis as indicated.

NATIONAL WOOL REVIEW

(USDA Market News)

Feb. 9

Domestic wool trading on a clean basis was very slow this week. There were 30,000 pounds of confirmed trades reported. Domestic wool trading on a greasy basis was very slow this week. There were 25,000 pounds of confirmed trades reported.

NATIONAL SHEEP SUMMARY

(USDA Market News)

San Angelo, Texas

Feb. 9

Compared to last week: Slaughter lambs steady to 20.00 higher, except at San Angelo, Texas, weak to 10.00 lower. Slaughter ewes weak to 10.00 lower. Feeder lambs not well tested. At San Angelo 3947 head sold. No sales in Equity Electronic Auction.

In direct trading slaughter ewes and feeder lambs were not tested. 2800 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs were 4.00 higher. 2,233 lamb carcasses sold with all weights no trend due to confidentiality. All sheep sold per hundred weight (CWT) unless otherwise specified.

Slaughter Lambs: Choice and Prime 2-3 90-160 lbs:

San Angelo: shorn and wooled 110-165 lbs 130.00-138.00.

VA: wooled 90-130 lbs 192.00-200.00.

PA: shorn and wooled 90-110 lbs 220.00-250.00; 110-130 lbs 185.00-225.00; 130-150 lbs 150.00-180.00; 150-200 lbs 150.00-180.00.

Ft. Collins, CO: wooled 110-125 lbs 156.00-185.00; 170-200 lbs 135.00-153.00.

South Dakota: shorn and wooled 107 lbs 172.50; 124 lbs 158.00; 135-150 lbs 143.00-155.00.

Kalona, IA: no test.

Billings, MT: no test.

Missouri: 100-120 lbs 135.00-144.00.

Equity Elec: no sales.

Slaughter Lambs: Choice and Prime 1-2:

San Angelo: 40-60 lbs 238.00-250.00; 60-70 lbs 210.00-228.00, few 240.00-248.00; 70-80 lbs 198.00-212.00, few 220.00-226.00; 80-90 lbs 186.00-190.00, few 206.00; 90-110 lbs 164.00-176.00.

Pennsylvania: 40-50 lbs 275.00-305.00; 50-60 lbs 270.00-300.00, few 305.00-320.00; 60-70 lbs 260.00-280.00, few 280.00-300.00; 70-80 lbs 230.00-265.00, few 270.00-275.00; 80-90 lbs 220.00-245.00, few 245.00-265.00; 90-110 lbs 200.00-246.00.

Kalona, IA: no test.

Ft. Collins: 50 lbs 240.00; 60-70 lbs 228.00-240.00; 70-80 lbs 220.00-227.00.

Missouri: 50-60 lbs 220.00-285.00; 60-80 lbs 230.00-275.00; 80-90 lbs 220.00-240.00; 90-100 lbs 135.00-160.00.

Virginia: 60-90 lbs 170.00-220.00.

South Dakota: 70 lbs 192.50; 102 lbs 137.50.

Billings, MT: no test.

Direct Trading: (lambs fob with 3-4 percent shrink or equivalent) 2800: Slaughter Lambs shorn and wooled 142-190 lbs 124.00-152.25 (wtd avg 134.95).

TX: 1000: Slaughter Lambs shorn club lambs 130 lbs 150.45.

Slaughter Ewes:

San Angelo: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) no test; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 70.00-73.00; Utility and Good 1-3 (medium flesh) 76.00-82.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 70.00-74.00; Cull and Utility 1-2 (very thin) 56.00-64.00; Cull 1 (extremely thin) 40.00-52.00.

Pennsylvania: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) 60.00-85.00; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 70.00-110.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 65.00-100.00; Cull 1 no test.

Ft. Collins: Good 3-5 (very fleshy) 62.50-65.00; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 66.00-78.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 40.00-42.00; Cull 1 (extremely thin) no test.

Billings, MT: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) no test; Good 2-3 (fleshy) no test; Utility 1-2 (thin) no test; Cull 1 no test.

So Dakota: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) 76.00; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 70.00-81.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) no test; Cull 1 30.00.

Missouri: Utility and Good 1-3 (medium flesh) 50.00-60.00; Utility 1-2 70.00-85.00.

Virginia: Good 2-4 95.00.

Kalona: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) no test; Good 2-3 (fleshy) no test; Utility and Good 1-2 (medium flesh) no test; Utility 1-2 (thin) no test; Cull 1 no test.

Feeder Lambs: Medium and Large 1-2:

San Angelo: no test.

Virginia: no test.

Ft. Collins: no test.

Billings: no test.

Kalona: no test.

So Dakota: no test.

Missouri: 30-50 lbs 235.00-265.00.

Replacement Ewes: Medium and Large 1-2:

San Angelo: hair ewes and lambs 68.00-98.00 per head; mixed age hair ewes 80-130 lbs 82.00-114.00 cwt.

Ft. Collins: no test.

Billings: no test.

So Dakota: bred mixed age 175.00-225.00 per head; exposed mixed age 140-220 lbs 82.00-85.00 cwt.

Kalona, IA: no test.

Missouri: ewes with lambs 150.00-210.00 per family.

Virginia: no test.

Sheep and lamb slaughter under federal inspection for the week to date totaled 39,000 compared with 38,000 last week and 37,000 last year.



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