National wool and sheep review

Slaughter lambs mostly steady to 20.00 lower.

Published on February 5, 2018 4:39PM


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. 2

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

Feb. 2

Compared to Jan. 26: Slaughter lambs mostly steady to 20.00 lower. However, the difference was the weight range that saw the decline. At New Holland, Pa., it was the lambs over 80 lbs, while at San Angelo, Texas, it was the lambs under 80 lbs. Slaughter ewes steady to 5.00 lower. Feeder lambs not well tested. At San Angelo, 4141 head sold.

No sales in Equity Electronic Auction. In direct trading slaughter ewes and feeder lambs were not tested. 4900 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs were steady. 2,108 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 100-170 lbs 126.00-136.00.

Ft. Collins, Colo.: wooled 110-130 lbs 140.00-170.00; 130-140 lbs 145.00-155.00; 150-195 lbs 115.00-150.00.

Billings, Mont.: no test.

Slaughter Lambs: Choice and Prime 1-2:

San Angelo: 40-60 lbs 247.00-254.00; 60-70 lbs 224.00-246.00, few 250.00-254.00; 70-80 lbs 200.00-218.00, few 228.00; 80-90 lbs 196.00-206.00, few 219.00; 90-110 lbs 170.00-194.00.

Ft. Collins: 58 lbs 240.00; 70-85 lbs 215.00-220.00; 90-105 lbs 202.50-212.50.

Billings: no test

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

4900: Slaughter Lambs shorn and wooled 142-190 lbs 120.00- 141.21 (wtd avg 131.14).

Slaughter Ewes:

San Angelo: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) 66.00-67.00; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 70.00-76.00; Utility and Good 1-3 (medium flesh) 76.00-83.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 68.00-76.00; Cull and Utility 1-2 (very thin) 55.00-66.00; Cull 1 (extremely thin) 45.00-50.00.

Ft. Collins: Good 3-5 (very fleshy) 75.00-85.00; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 75.00-88.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) no test; Cull 1 (extremely thin) no test.

Billings: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) no test; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 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.

Replacement Ewes: Medium and Large 1-2:

San Angelo: hair ewes and lambs 82.00-122.00 per head; mixed age hair ewes 80-130 lbs 90.00-126.00 cwt.

Ft. Collins: no test.

Billings: no test.

Sheep and lamb slaughter under federal inspection for the week to date totaled 39,000 compared with 40,000 last week and 36,000 last year.



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