National wool and sheep review

Slaughter lambs were steady to 10.00 lower, instances 10.00-30.00 lower. Slaughter ewes were steady to 10.00 lower.

Published on May 4, 2018 2:15PM


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

NATIONAL WOOL REVIEW

(USDA Market News

May 4

Domestic wool trading on a clean basis was very active for this week. There were 617,145 lbs of confirmed trades. Most of the wool traded on a clean basis was demanding prices in the 85 to 90 percent range of Australian prices.

Domestic wool trading on a greasy basis was active this week. There were 474,656 lbs of confirmed trades reported. All trades reported on a weighted average.

Fleece States Ewe Wool: 50-60mm 21 micron 2.84; 50-60mm 22 micron 2.74; 50-60mm 23 micron 2.61; 45-55mm 24 micron 2.15. Yearling Wool: 70-75mm 21 micron 3.05; 60-60mm 23 micron 2.45. Lamb Wool: 60-70mm 20 micron 2.70; 55-65mm 21 micron 2.35; 45-50mm 23 micron 1.26; 50-60mm 24 micron 1.65; 65-70mm 25 micron 2.03.Bellies: 45-55mm 23 micron 1.35. Pieces: 40-45mm 23 micron 1.13.

Territory States Ewe Wool: 60-70 mm 19 micron 3.33; 60-70mm 20 micron 3.08; 60-70mm 21 micron 2.82; 60-70mm 22 micron 2.70; 55-65mm 24 micron 2.22; 45-55mm 25 micron 1.50; 50-60mm 29 micron 0.61. Yearling Wool: 60-70mm 19 micron 3.39; 70-80mm 21 micron 3.72; 60-70mm 22 micron 2.87. Lamb Wool: 25-40mm 20 micron 1.46; 60-70mm 22 micron 2.91; 60-70mm 24 micron 2.33. Bellies: 50-60mm 22 micron 1.97. Pieces 45-55mm 21 micron 1.63.

Texas and New Mexico Ewe Wool: 60-70mm 20 micron 3.16; 45-55mm 21 micron 2.35; 70-80mm 22 micron 3.17. Yearling Wool: 40-50mm 19 micron 2.66; 65-75mm 20 micron 3.11. Bellies: 55-65mm 23 micron 2.02.

NATIONAL SHEEP SUMMARY

(USDA Market News)

San Angelo, Texas

May 4

Compared to last week: Slaughter lambs were steady to 10.00 lower, instances 10.00-30.00 lower. Slaughter ewes were steady to 10.00 lower. Feeder lambs were weak. At San Angelo, Texas, 8168 head sold. Equity Electronic Auction sold 1600 feeder lambs in Texas.In direct trading slaughter ewes were not tested and feeder lambs were steady. 3400 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs were steady to 3.00 higher. 1,852 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 100-175 lbs 130.00-142.00.

VA: no test.

PA: shorn and wooled 90-110 lbs 230.00-250.00; 110-130 lbs 200.00-245.00; 130-150 lbs 185.00-195.00; 150-200 lbs 170.00-195.00.

Ft. Collins, CO: wooled 130-140 lbs 150.00-165.00; 160 lbs 147.50.

South Dakota: shorn 95 lbs 205.00; shorn and wooled 110-130 lbs 157.00-161.00.

Kalona, IA: shorn 115 lbs 194.00, 142 lbs 177.00; wooled 138 lbs 145.00.

Billings, MT: no test.

Missouri: 110-125 lbs 140.00.

Equity Elec: no sales.

Slaughter Lambs: Choice and Prime 1-2:

San Angelo: 40-60 lbs 193.00-206.00, few 212.00; 60-70 lbs 188.00-196.00, few 197.00-200.00; 70-80 lbs 185.00-194.00, few 196.00; 80-90 lbs 180.00-194.00; 90-110 lbs 162.00-176.00.

Pennsylvania: 40-50 lbs 220.00-250.00, few 265.00-268.00; 50-60 lbs 215.00-246.00; 60-70 lbs 215.00-235.00, few 240.00-260.00; 70-80 lbs 205.00-235.00; 80-90 lbs 210.00-237.00, few 240.00-250.00; 90-110 lbs 220.00-230.00.

Kalona, IA: 45 lbs 225.00; 50-60 lbs 200.00-216.00; 60-70 lbs 195.00-204.00; 70-80 lbs 202.50-212.00; 80-90 lbs 197.00-202.50.

Ft. Collins: 40-60 lbs 215.00-230.00; 60-70 lbs 225.00-230.00; 70-80 lbs 210.00-220.00.

Missouri: 60-70 lbs 190.00-212.50; 80-105 lbs 162.50-185.00.

Virginia: 60-80 lbs 222.00-226.00; 80-110 lbs 187.00-222.00.

South Dakota: no test.

Billings, MT: no test.

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

3400: Slaughter Lambs shorn and wooled 127-186 lbs 142.43-157.04 (wtd avg 152.57).

TX: 1000: Feeder Lambs 70 lbs 210.00.

CA: 5000: Feeder Lambs 95-105 lbs new crop 190.00-200.00.

Slaughter Ewes:

San Angelo: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) no test; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 65.00-74.00; Utility and Good 1-3 (medium flesh) 76.00-88.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 70.00-77.00; Cull and Utility 1-2 (very thin) 60.00-66.00; Cull 1 (extremely thin) 35.00-58.00.

Pennsylvania: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) 50.00-77.00; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 70.00-115.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 50.00-110.00; Cull 1 no test.

Ft. Collins: Good 3-5 (very fleshy) 66.00-75.00; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 70.00-80.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 39.00-46.00; 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) 57.00-67.00; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 46.00-58.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 42.00-53.00; Cull 1 no test.

Missouri: Utility and Good 1-3 (medium flesh) 62.50-92.50.

Virginia: Good 2-4 83.00-89.00.

Kalona: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) no test; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 60.00-78.00; Utility and Good 1-2 (medium flesh) 60.00-80.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 57.50-67.00; Cull 1 no test.

Feeder Lambs: Medium and Large 1-2:

San Angelo: 50-60 lbs 206.00-218.00; 60-90 lbs 194.00-208.00.

Virginia: no test.

Ft. Collins: no test.

Billings: no test.

Kalona: 30-40 lbs 230.00-245.00.

So Dakota:38 lbs 250.00; 48 lbs 217.50; 50-60 lbs 212.50-227.50; 60-70 lbs 222.50-232.50; 70-80 lbs 185.00-217.50; 80-95 lbs 200.00-217.50.

Missouri: 40-55 lbs 190.00-210.00.

Equity Elec: 55-85 lbs 203.75.

Replacement Ewes: Medium and Large 1-2:

San Angelo: hair ewe lambs 50-70 lbs 204.00-208.00 cwt; mixed age hair ewes 80-130 lbs 90.00-135.00 cwt.

Ft. Collins: no test.

Billings: no test.

So Dakota: bred baby tooth to solid mouth 190.00 per head; open baby tooth to solid mouth 135-165 lbs 73.00-88.00 cwt; baby tooth ewes and lambs 105.00 per head.

Kalona, IA: no test.

Missouri: mixed age wool 160-175 lbs 62.50-72.50 cwt; mixed age hair ewes 90-130 lbs 105.00-110.00 cwt; hair ewes and lambs 65.00-90.00 per head.

Virginia: no test.

Sheep and lamb slaughter under federal inspection for the week to date totaled 34,000 compared with 37,000 last week and 33,000 last year.



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