National wool and sheep review

Domestic wool trading on a clean basis was at a standstill this week.

Published on February 23, 2018 3:39PM


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. 23

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 very slow this week. There were NATIONAL SHEEP SUMMARY

(USDA Market News)

San Angelo, Texas

Feb. 23

Compared to last week: Slaughter lambs mostly steady. Slaughter ewes steady. Feeder lambs not well tested. At San Angelo, Texas, 4233 head sold. No sales in Equity Electronic Auction. In direct trading slaughter ewes and feeder lambs not tested. 3300 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs were 1.00-4.00 lower. 3,079 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 105-165 lbs 130.00-148.00.

VA: wooled 90-110 lbs 182.00-210.00; 110-130 lbs 187.50; 130-160 lbs 141.00.

PA: shorn and wooled 90-110 lbs 270.00-285.00; 110-130 lbs 240.00-260.00; 130-150 lbs 185.00-210.00.

Ft. Collins, CO: wooled 100-125 lbs 200.00-227.50; 135-150 lbs 145.00-175.00.

South Dakota: shorn and wooled 120-130 lbs 155.00-159.00; 135-140 lbs 143.00-148.50.

Kalona, IA: wooled 123 lbs 158.00; 150-160 lbs 122.50-133.00.

Billings, MT: no test.

Missouri: no test.

Equity Elec: no sales.

Slaughter Lambs: Choice and Prime 1-2:

San Angelo: 40-60 lbs 248.00-262.00; 60-70 lbs 220.00-238.00, few 246.00-252.00; 70-80 lbs 210.00-230.00; 80-90 lbs 206.00-217.00; 90-110 lbs 180.00-205.00.

Pennsylvania: 40-50 lbs 305.00; 50-70 lbs 270.00-290.00; 70-80 lbs 265.00-280.00; 80-90 lbs 240.00-260.00, few 275.00-287.00; 90-110 lbs 267.00-275.00.

Kalona, IA: 42 lbs 277.50; 50-60 lbs 245.00-275.00; 60-80 lbs 227.00-245.00; 80-90 lbs 185.00-190.00; 90-100 lbs 190.00-200.00.

Ft. Collins: 50-80 lbs 220.00; 90-100 lbs 215.00-225.00.

Missouri: 40-60 lbs 260.00-282.50; 70-85 lbs 235.00-262.50.

Virginia: 60-90 lbs 180.00-235.00.

South Dakota: 60-70 lbs 215.00-220.00; 79 lbs 182.50; 86 lbs 187.50.

Billings, MT: no test.

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

3300: Slaughter Lambs shorn and wooled 130-201 lbs 117.00-157.65 (wtd avg 137.80).

Slaughter Ewes:

San Angelo: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) no test; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 64.00-74.00; Utility and Good 1-3 (medium flesh) 76.00-82.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 65.00-76.00; Cull and Utility 1-2 (very thin) 60.00-62.00; Cull 1 (extremely thin) no test.

Pennsylvania: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) no test; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 80.00-120.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 80.00-110.00; Cull 1 no test.

Ft. Collins: Good 3-5 (very fleshy) 81.00-90.00; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 72.50-82.50; Utility 1-2 (thin) 48.00; 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) 67.00; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 66.00-77.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 57.00-67.00; Cull 1 67.00-70.00.

Missouri: Utility and Good 1-3 (medium flesh) 90.00-112.50.

Virginia: Good 2-4 82.00-122.50.

Kalona: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) no test; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 77.00-90.00; Utility and Good 1-2 (medium flesh) 70.00-80.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 65.00-72.50; Cull 1 no test.

Feeder Lambs: Medium and Large 1-2:

San Angelo: 64 lbs 216.00; 91 lbs 210.00; 112 lbs 182.00.

Virginia: no test.

Ft. Collins: no test.

Billings: no test.

Kalona: no test.

So Dakota: 55 lbs 270.00; 76 lbs 245.00.

Missouri: 30-45 lbs 172.50-240.00.

Replacement Ewes: Medium and Large 1-2:

San Angelo: baby tooth hair ewes 128.00-177.50 per head; mixed age hair ewes 80-130 lbs 86.00-132.00 cwt.

Ft. Collins: no test.

Billings: no test.

So Dakota: no test.

Kalona, IA: no test.

Missouri: no test.

Virginia: no test.

Sheep and lamb slaughter under federal inspection for the week to date totaled 39,000 compared with 37,000 last week and 35,000 last year.



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