National wool and sheep review

Slaughter lambs were steady to as much as 20.00 higher.

Published on August 11, 2017 6:23PM


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)

Greeley, Colo.

Aug. 11

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 at a standstill this week. There were no confirmed trades reported.

Domestic wool tags

No. 1 $.60-.70

No. 2 $.50-.60

No. 3 $.40-.50

NATIONAL SHEEP SUMMARY

(USDA Market News)

San Angelo, Texas

Aug. 11

Compared to Aug. 4: Slaughter lambs were steady to as much as 20.00 higher. Slaughter ewes were steady to 7.00 lower. Feeder lambs were steady to 4.00 lower. At San Angelo, Texas, 6370 head

sold. Equity Electronic Auction sold 330 slaughter lambs in North Dakota. In direct trading slaughter ewes were not tested; no recent comparison on feeder lambs. 5,000 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs were steady to 3.00 lower. 3,078 lamb carcasses sold with all weights no trend due to confidentiality. All sheep sold per hundredweight (cwt) unless otherwise specified.

Slaughter Lambs: Choice and Prime 2-3:

San Angelo: Shorn and wooled 100-145 lbs 140.00-156.00.

Ft. Collins, Colo.: Wooled 110-120 lbs 190.00-195.00.

Slaughter Lambs Choice and Prime 1-2:

San Angelo: 40-60 lbs 210.00-228.00, few 228.00-236.00; 60-70 lbs 200.00-220.00, few 220.00-224.00; 70-80 lbs 184.00-200.00, few 200.00-210.00; 80-90 lbs 184.00-194.00, few 200.00-206.00; 90-110 lbs 174.00-200.00.

Ft. Collins: 48 lbs 200.00; 60-70 lbs 192.50-200.00; 70-80 lbs 182.50-195.00; 80-90 lbs 180.00-190.00, few 200.00; 90-105 lbs 172.50-187.50, few 190.00-197.50.

Billings, Mont.: 60 lbs 145.00.

Slaughter Ewes

San Angelo: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) no test; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 66.00-76.00; Utility and Good 1-3 (medium flesh) 72.00-80.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 60.00-72.00; Cull and Utility 1-2 (very thin) 50.00-60.00; Cull 1 (extremely thin) 30.00-48.00.

Ft. Collins: Good 3-5 (very fleshy) 63.00-68.00; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 65.00-77.50; Utility 1-2 (thin) 41.00-52.00; Cull 1 (extremely thin) 24.00-25.00.

Billings: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) 48.00-52.50; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 47.00-52.50; Utility 1-2 (thin) 47.00-52.00; Utility and Cull 1-2 44.00-49.00; Cull 1 41.00.

Feeder Lambs: Medium and Large 1-2

San Angelo: 70-95 lbs 180.00-194.00.

Ft. Collins: 53 lbs 187.50.

Billings: 50-60 lbs 190.00-192.00; 60-70 lbs 185.00-194.00; 70-80 lbs 178.00-188.00; 80-90 lbs 169.50-184.00; 90-100 lbs 165.00-171.50; 100-110 lbs 159.50-166.50; 110-120 lbs 153.00-157.50; 120-130 lbs 139.00-150.50.

Replacement Ewes: Medium and Large 1-2

San Angelo: Hair ewe lambs 40-70 lbs 230.00-246.00 cwt, 90-100 lbs 194.00-198.00 cwt; yearling hair ewes 180.00-200.00 per head; baby tooth hair ewes 145.00-180.00 per head; mixed age hair ewes 80-140 lbs 80.00-130.00 cwt.

Ft. Collins: No test.

Billings: Baby tooth wool ewes 100-140 lbs 75.00-80.00 cwt; baby tooth to solid mouth 170-185 lbs 53.00-61.00 cwt; aged 130 lbs 47.50 cwt.

National Weekly Lamb Carcass Report:

Weight Wtd. Avg.

45 lbs. down Price not reported

due to confidentiality

45-55 lbs. Price not reported

due to confidentiality

55-65 lbs. Price not reported

due to confidentiality

65-75 lbs. Price not reported

due to confidentiality

75-85 lbs. Price not reported

due to confidentiality

85 lbs. up Price not reported

due to confidentiality

Sheep and lamb slaughter under federal inspection for the week to date totaled 36,000 compared with 38,000 last week and 37,000 last year.



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