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National wool and sheep review

Slaughter lambs were mostly steady, and in some instances 10.00-20.00 higher.

Published on March 2, 2018 2:43PM


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

NATIONAL WOOL REVIEW

(USDA Market News)

March 2

Domestic wool trading on a clean basis was very slow this week. There were 45,000 lbs of confirmed trades reported. Domestic wool trading on a greasy basis was very slow this week. There were 54,000 lbs of confirmed trades reported.

NATIONAL SHEEP SUMMARY

(USDA Market News)

San Angelo, Texas

March 2

Compared to last week: Slaughter lambs mostly steady, instances 10.00-20.00 higher. Slaughter ewes mostly steady. Feeder lambs not well tested. At San Angelo, Texas 4085 head sold. No sales in Equity Electronic Auction. In direct trading slaughter ewes and feeder lambs not tested. 2600 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs were steady. 3,521 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 100-165 lbs 130.00-140.00.

VA: wooled 130-160 lbs 165.00.

PA: shorn and wooled 90-110 lbs 250.00; 110-130 lbs 235.00-250.00; 150-200 lbs 162.00-170.00.

Ft. Collins, CO: wooled 100-125 lbs 155.00-217.50; 135-145 lbs 120.00-175.00.

South Dakota: shorn and wooled 115-150 lbs 145.00-156.00.

Kalona, IA: wooled 110-125 lbs 145.00-159.00; 135-140 lbs 141.50-150.00.

Billings, MT: no test.

Missouri: 130 lbs 160.00.

Equity Elec: no sales.

Slaughter Lambs:Choice and Prime 1-2:

San Angelo: 40-60 lbs 240.00-260.00; 60-70 lbs 234.00-252.00; 70-80 lbs 220.00-240.00, few 242.00-254.00; 80-90 lbs 208.00-230.00, few 236.00; 90-110 lbs 194.00-219.00, few 228.00-232.00.

Pennsylvania: 40-50 lbs 310.00-325.00; 50-60 lbs 290.00-315.00; 60-70 lbs 275.00-310.00; 70-80 lbs 257.00-280.00; 80-90 lbs 245.00-260.00; 90-110 lbs 235.00-242.00.

Kalona, IA: 30-60 lbs 249.00-270.00; 60-70 lbs 237.00-257.50; 70-80 lbs 227.00-234.00; 80-90 lbs 192.00-202.00; 90-100 lbs 180.00-195.00.

Ft. Collins: 50-70 lbs 220.00-235.00; 80 lbs 225.00; 95 lbs 215.00.

Missouri: 50-80 lbs 205.00-277.50; 80-100 lbs 146.00-215.00.

Virginia: 30-60 lbs 145.00-150.00; 60-90 lbs 217.50-247.50.

South Dakota: no test.

Billings, MT: no test.

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

2600: Slaughter Lambs shorn and wooled 134-182 lbs 117.00-150.76 (wtd avg 138.15).

Slaughter Ewes:

San Angelo: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) no test; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 65.00-75.00; Utility and Good 1-3 (medium flesh) 78.00-80.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 65.00-75.00; Cull and Utility 1-2 (very thin) 60.00-65.00; Cull 1 (extremely thin) 36.00-50.00.

Pennsylvania: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) 82.00-87.00; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 70.00-130.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 82.00-100.00; Cull 1 no test.

Ft. Collins: Good 3-5 (very fleshy) 77.50-87.50; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 80.00-87.50; Utility 1-2 (thin) 43.00-50.00; 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) 60.00-70.00; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 54.00-62.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 45.00-53.00; Cull 1 47.00.

Missouri: Utility and Good 1-3 (medium flesh) 75.00-97.50; Utility 1-2 62.00-70.00.

Virginia: Good 2-4 70.00-90.00.

Kalona: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) no test; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 75.00-92.50; Utility and Good 1-2 (medium flesh) 70.00-84.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 64.00-74.00; Cull 1 13.00-32.50.

Feeder Lambs: Medium and Large 1-2:

San Angelo: 77 lbs 228.00; 80-90 lbs 210.00-216.00.

Virginia: no test.

Ft. Collins: no test.

Billings: no test.

Kalona: 60-70 lbs 234.00-235.00.

So Dakota:40-50 lbs 260.00-300.00; 73 lbs 232.50; 80-90 lbs 197.50-215.00.

Missouri: 35-60 lbs 250.00-285.00.

Replacement Ewes: Medium and Large 1-2:

San Angelo: yearling hair ewes 164.00-172.00 per head; baby tooth hair ewes 148.00-176.00 per head; solid mouth hair ewes 130.00 per head; mixed age hair ewes 80-130 lbs 84.00-120.00 cwt.

Ft. Collins: no test.

Billings: no test.

So Dakota: bred baby tooth to solid mouth 200.00-230.00 per head; exposed baby tooth 190 lbs 82.00 cwt, aged 165 lbs 62.00 cwt; ewes and lambs 90.00-135.00 per head.

Kalona, IA: no test.

Missouri: wool ewes 95-115 lbs 103.00-130.00 cwt; hair ewes 85-145 lbs 110.00-140.00 cwt; wool ewes with lambs 180.00-225.00 per family; hair ewes with lambs 220.00-270.00 per family.

Virginia: no test.

Sheep and lamb slaughter under federal inspection for the week to date totaled 40,000 compared with 39,000 last week and 37,000 last year.



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