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National wool and sheep review

Slaughter lambs were steady to as much as 20.00 lower.

Published on June 1, 2018 2:19PM


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

NATIONAL WOOL REVIEW

(USDA Market News

June 1

Domestic wool trading on a clean basis was very active this week. There were 659,316 lbs of confirmed trades reported. Domestic wool trading on a greasy basis was active this week. There were 421,701 lbs of confirmed trades reported.

NATIONAL SHEEP SUMMARY

(USDA Market News)

San Angelo, Texas

June 1

Compared to May 25: Slaughter lambs were steady to as much as 20.00 lower. Slaughter ewes were steady to 10.00 lower. Feeder lambs were not well tested. At San Angelo, Texas, 5189 head sold.

Equity Electronic Auction sold 450 slaughter lambs in Kansas.

In direct Trading slaughter ewes were not tested and no comparison on feeder lambs. 1400 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs were 9.00 higher. 2,179 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 100-145 lbs 120.00-130.00.

VA: no test.

PA: shorn and wooled 90-110 lbs 205.00-230.00; 110-130 lbs 185.00-215.00; 150-200 lbs 167.00-170.00.

Ft. Collins, CO: wooled 115-125 lbs 155.00-185.00.

South Dakota: shorn and wooled 96 lbs 186.00; 110-130 lbs 169.00-181.00; 130-150 lbs 167.00-172.00.

Kalona, IA: wooled 115-125 lbs 185.00-195.00; 134 lbs 180.00.

Billings, MT: no test.

Missouri: no test.

Equity Elec: no test.

Slaughter Lambs: Choice and Prime 1-2:

San Angelo: 40-60 lbs 190.00-212.00, few 216.00; 60-70 lbs 180.00-198.00; 70-80 lbs 175.00-182.00; 80-90 lbs 168.00-174.00; 90-110 lbs 160.00-170.00.

Pennsylvania: 40-50 lbs 245.00; 50-60 lbs 235.00-240.00; 60-70 lbs 215.00-240.00; 70-80 lbs 210.00-225.00, few 245.00; 80-90 lbs 195.00-220.00, few 245.00.

Kalona, IA: 50-60 lbs 182.50-195.00; 60-70 lbs 180.00-192.50; 70-80 lbs 187.50-202.50; 80-90 lbs 187.50-195.00; 90-110 lbs 198.50-200.00.

Ft. Collins: 46 lbs 200.00; 69 lbs 197.50; 80-85 lbs 195.00-200.00; 100-105 lbs 185.00-187.50.

Missouri: no test.

Virginia: 30-60 lbs 130.00-182.50; 90-110 lbs 194.00.

South Dakota: 94 lbs 195.00.

Billings, MT: no test.

Equity Elec: 60-100 lbs 176.50.

Direct Trading: (lambs fob with 3-4 percent shrink or equivalent) 1400: Slaughter Lambs shorn and wooled 130-178 lbs 135.00-178.00 (wtd avg 162.85).

TX: 1300: Feeder Lambs 80 lbs 178.00.

Slaughter Ewes:

San Angelo: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) no test; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 45.00-50.00, few 56.00-58.00; Utility and Good 1-3 (medium flesh) 55.00-72, high-yielding 73.00-80.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 44.00-55.00; Cull and Utility 1-2 (very thin) 35.00-45.00; Cull 1 (extremely thin) 20.00-34.00.

Pennsylvania: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) no test; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 75.00-115.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 70.00-95.00; Cull 1 no test.

Ft. Collins: Good 3-5 (very fleshy) 73.00-60.50; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 43.50-60.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 31.00-38.00; 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 and Utility 1-2 (very thin) no test; Cull 1 no test.

So Dakota: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) 64.00-67.00; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 48.00-59.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 39.00-48.00; Cull 1 26.00.

Missouri: Utility and Good 1-3 (medium flesh) no test.

Virginia: Good 2-4 79.00-99.00.

Kalona: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) no test; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 52.50-67.50; Utility and Good 1-2 (medium flesh) 42.50-77.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 42.50-62.50; Cull 1 no test.

Feeder Lambs: Medium and Large 1-2:

San Angelo: 50-80 lbs 175.00-188.00.

Virginia: no test.

Ft. Collins: 61 lbs 167.50; 70-75 lbs 157.50-170.00; 95 lbs 160.00.

Billings: no test.

Kalona: 40-45 lbs 197.00-200.00.

So Dakota: 35-40 lbs 272.50-277.50; 49 lbs 240.00; 50-60 lbs 230.00-257.50; 60-70 lbs 222.50-240.00; 74 lbs 217.50; 85-90 lbs 200.00-202.50; 100-106 lbs 195.00-197.00.

Missouri: no test.

Replacement Ewes: Medium and Large 1-2:

San Angelo: mixed age hair ewes 80-130 lbs 74.00-128.00 cwt.

Ft. Collins: no test.

Billings: no test.

So Dakota: blackface baby tooth 135 lbs 100.00 cwt; whiteface 145 lbs 149.00 cwt.

Kalona, IA: no test.

Missouri: no test.

Virginia: no test.

Sheep and lamb slaughter under federal inspection for the week to date totaled 30,000 compared with 39,000 last week and 32,000 last year.



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