National wool and sheep review

Slaughter lambs under 70 lbs were steady to 10.00 higher; heavier weights were steady to 10.00 lower.

Published on December 1, 2017 4:07PM


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

Dec. 1

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.

NATIONAL SHEEP SUMMARY

(USDA Market News)

San Angelo, Texas

Dec. 1

Compared to last week: Slaughter lambs under 70 lbs were steady to 10.00 higher; heavier weights were steady to 10.00 lower. Slaughter ewes were steady to 5.00 higher. No comparison on feeder lambs. At San Angelo, Texas, 5835 head sold. Equity Electronic Auction sold 320 slaughter lambs in North Dakota. In direct trading slaughter ewes and feeder lambs were not tested. 5800 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs were 2.00-4.00 lower. 2,848 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 100-135 lbs 124.00-138.00, few 142.00.

Ft. Collins, Colo.: wooled 125 lbs 157.50.

South Dakota: Shorn and wooled 115-150 lbs 123.00-129.00; wooled 130-145 lbs 119.00-120.00.

Billings, Mont.: No test.

Missouri: Wooled 110-155 lbs 113.00-131.00.

Equity Elec: Shorn 150 lbs 119.25.

Slaughter Lambs: Choice and Prime 1-2:

San Angelo: 40-60 lbs 240.00-268.00, few 270.00-284.00; 60-70 lbs 210.00-238.00, few 240.00-250.00; 70-80 lbs 188.00-210.00, few 218.00; 80-90 lbs 180.00-196.00; 90-110 lbs 160.00-178.00.

Ft. Collins: 41 lbs 202.50; 51 lbs 220.00; 60-70 lbs 215.50-220.00.

Direct Trading: (lambs fob with 3-4 percent shrink or equivalent) 5800: Slaughter Lambs shorn and wooled 133-175 lbs 119.50-163.16 (wtd avg 132.18).

Slaughter Ewes:

San Angelo: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) no test; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 60.00-70.00; Utility and Good 1-3 (medium flesh) 80.00-94.00, few 96.00-98.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 70.00-78.00; Cull and Utility 1-2 (very thin) 50.00-60.00; Cull 1 (extremely thin) 35.00-42.00.

Ft. Collins: Good 3-5 (very fleshy) 80.00-87.50; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 70.00-80.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 45.00-57.50; Cull 1 (extremely thin) no test.

Billings, Mont.: 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) 56.50-70.00; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 64.00-68.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 77.00; Cull 1 50.00-83.00.

Feeder Lambs: Medium and Large 1-2:

San Angelo: 70-80 lbs 169.00-182.00; 80-90 lbs 162.00-180.00; 90-100 lbs 149.00-163.00; 100-115 lbs 135.00-150.00.

Ft. Collins: 59 lbs 180.00; 70-80 lbs 167.50-175.00; 100-105 lbs 146.00-149.50.

Billings: No test.

Replacement Ewes: Medium and Large 1-2:

San Angelo: Hair ewe lambs 62 lbs 252.00 cwt; mixed age hair ewes 80-130 lbs 88.00-125.00 cwt.

Ft. Collins: No test.

Sheep and lamb slaughter under federal inspection for the week to date totaled 42,000 compared to 29,000 last week and 41,000 last year.



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