National wool and sheep review

Slaughter lambs over 70 lbs steady to 10.00 higher.

Published on March 9, 2018 2:56PM


Sheep prices in dollars per hundredweight (cwt.) except some replacement animals on per head basis as indicated.

NATIONAL WOOL REVIEW

(USDA Market News)

March 9

Domestic wool trading on a clean basis was at a standstill this week. There were no confirmed trades reported. Domestic wool trading on a greasy basis was also at a standstill this week. There were no confirmed trades reported.

NATIONAL SHEEP SUMMARY

(USDA Market News)

San Angelo, Texas

March 9

Compared to March 2: Slaughter lambs over 70 lbs steady to 10.00 higher, under 70 lbs steady to 10.00 lower. Slaughter ewes mostly steady, instances 5.00 higher. Feeder lambs not well tested.

At San Angelo, Texas, 4707 head sold. No sales in Equity Electronic Auction. In direct trading slaughter ewes and feeder lambs not tested. 3100 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs were steady to 2.00 higher. 3,619 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 110-185 lbs 128.00-146.00.

VA: wooled 110-130 lbs 160.00-180.00.

PA: shorn and wooled 90-110 lbs 252.00-285.00; 130-150 lbs 190.00-225.00; 150-200 lbs 170.00-190.00.

Ft. Collins, CO: wooled 110-130 lbs 150.00-185.00; 130-140 lbs 150.00-155.00.

South Dakota: shorn and wooled 115-120 lbs 161.00-168.00; 130-135 lbs 137.00-149.00; 155-165 lbs 127.00-144.00.

Kalona, IA: wooled 150-200 lbs 138.00.

Billings, MT: no test.

Missouri: 90-100 lbs 190.00-220.00; 100-115 lbs 170.00-195.00; 120-130 lbs 140.00-165.00; 130-140 lbs 147.50-155.00; 150-165 lbs 120.00-122.00; 205-220 lbs 95.00-105.00.

Equity Elec: no sales.

Slaughter Lambs: Choice and Prime 1-2:

San Angelo: 40-60 lbs 234.00-260.00; 60-70 lbs 220.00-244.00; 70-80 lbs 220.00-238.00, few 244.00; 80-90 lbs 208.00-229.00; 90-110 lbs 180.00-212.00.

Pennsylvania: 30-40 lbs 265.00-275.00; 40-50 lbs 280.00-315.00, few 330.00-335.00; 50-60 lbs 265.00-300.00, few 312.00-345.00; 60-70 lbs 260.00-287.00, few 287.00-305.00; 70-80 lbs 250.00-270.00, few 280.00-295.00; 80-90 lbs 240.00-265.00, few 275.00-280.00; 90-110 lbs 260.00-285.00.

Kalona, IA: 40-50 lbs 258.00-275.00; 50-60 lbs 253.00-270.00; 60-70 lbs 232.50-262.50; 70-80 lbs 220.00-225.00; 80-90 lbs 210.00; 90-100 lbs 190.00-200.00.

Ft. Collins: 50-65 lbs 220.00-225.00; 70-80 lbs 212.50-222.50; 90-105 lbs 190.00-197.50.

Missouri: 40-50 lbs 210.00-240.00; 50-60 lbs 220.00-277.50; 60-70 lbs 210.00-255.00; 70-80 lbs 200.00-242.50; 80-85 lbs 220.00-240.00.

Virginia: no test.

South Dakota: no test.

Billings, MT: no test.

Direct Trading: (lambs fob with 3-4 percent shrink or equivalent)

3100: Slaughter Lambs shorn and wooled 136-210 lbs 125.00-150.17 (wtd avg 140.24).

Slaughter Ewes:

San Angelo: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) no test; Good 2-3 (fleshy) no test; Utility and Good 1-3 (medium flesh) 80.00-88.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 70.00-78.00; Cull and Utility 1-2 (very thin) 60.00-65.00; Cull 1 (extremely thin) 54.00-55.00.

Pennsylvania: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) no test; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 80.00-140.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 100.00-117.00; Cull 1 no test.

Ft. Collins: Good 3-5 (very fleshy) 75.00-87.50; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 70.00-84.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 51.00-58.00; 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) 51.00-71.00; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 57.00-68.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 51.00-60.00; Cull 1 40.00-47.00.

Missouri: Good 2-3 (fleshy) 55.00-67.50; Utility 1-2 40.00-55.00; Cull 1 30.00-35.00.

Virginia: Good 2-4 84.00-87.50.

Kalona: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) no test; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 72.00-85.00; Utility and Good 1-2 (medium flesh) no

test; Utility 1-2 (thin) 62.50-73.00; Cull 1 no test.

Feeder Lambs: Medium and Large 1-2:

San Angelo: 56 lbs 210.00; 91 lbs 186.00.

Virginia: no test.

Ft. Collins: no test.

Billings: no test.

Kalona: no test.

So Dakota: 49 lbs 286.00; 63 lbs 264.00; 77 lbs 214.00; 90-100 lbs 179.00-179.50.

Missouri: 20-30 lbs 205.00-255.00; 30-40 lbs 205.00-260.00; 40-50 lbs 175.00-185.00.

Replacement Ewes: Medium and Large 1-2:

San Angelo: mixed age hair ewes 80-130 lbs 86.00-136.00 cwt.

Ft. Collins: no test.

Billings: no test.

So Dakota: bred solid mouth 200.00-220.00 per head; ewes with lambs 255.00 per family.

Kalona, IA: no test.

Missouri: baby tooth to solid mouth 90-180 lbs 80.00-95.00 cwt, few 105.00-130.00 cwt; ewes with lambs 145.00-200.00 per family, few 300.00 per family.

Virginia: no test.

National Weekly Lamb Carcass Choice and Prime 1-4:

Price not reported due to confidentiality.

Sheep and lamb slaughter under federal inspection for the week to date totaled 42,000 compared with 40,000 last week and 37,000 last year.



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