National wool and sheep review

Slaughter lambs were firm to 20.00 higher, and slaughter ewes were steady to 5.00 higher.

Published on August 31, 2018 5:52PM


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

NATIONAL WOOL REVIEW

(USDA Market News

Aug. 31

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

Aug. 31

Compared to Aug. 24: Compared to last week slaughter lambs were firm to 20.00 higher. Slaughter ewes were steady to 5.00 higher. Feeder lambs were mostly steady to 10.00 higher in a light test. At San Angelo, Texas, 5167 head sold. No sales in Equity Electronic Auction. In direct trading slaughter ewes and feeder lambs not tested. 3700 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs were steady to 8.00 lower. 2,497 lamb carcasses sold with all weights no trend due to confidentiality.

Slaughter Lambs: Choice and Prime 2-3 90-160 lbs:

San Angelo: shorn and wooled 100-130 lbs 110.00-128.00.

VA: no test.

PA: shorn and wooled 90-110 lbs 207.00-225.00; 110-130 lbs 182.00-222.00; 130-150 lbs 150.00-185.00.

Ft.Collins, CO: shorn 135-140 lbs 142.50-149.00; wooled 100-155 lbs 136.00-145.00.

South Dakota: shorn and wooled 100-150 lbs 123.00-130.25.

Kalona, IA: shorn 115-130 lbs 119.00-123.00; wooled 110-130 lbs 121.50-127.00.

Billings, MT: no test.

Missouri: 105-120 lbs 125.00-126.00.

Equity Elec: no sales.

Slaughter Lambs: Choice and Prime 1-2:

San Angelo: 40-60 lbs 150.00-178.00, few 180.00-184.00; 60-70 lbs 146.00-158.00; 70-80 lbs 140.00-150.00; 80-90 lbs 130.00-148.00; 90-110 lbs 128.00-134.00.

Pennsylvania: 40-50 lbs 180.00-210.00; 50-60 lbs 185.00-230.00; 60-70 lbs 195.00-225.00; 70-80 lbs 171.00-205.00, few 205.00-220.00; 80-90 lbs 167.00-210.00, few 210.00-220.00; 90-110 lbs 177.00-190.00.

Kalona, IA: 50-60 lbs 142.50-148.00; 60-70 lbs 135.00-147.00; 70-80 lbs 130.00-145.00; 80-90 lbs 132.00-138.00; 90-110 lbs 110.00-131.00.

Ft. Collins: 61 lbs 152.00; 72 lbs 149.00; 85-90 lbs 141.00-142.00; 90-105 lbs 130.00-138.00.

Missouri: 60-75 lbs 150.00-161.00; 75-100 lbs 130.00-139.00.

Virginia: 30-60 lbs 155.00-167.50; 60-90 lbs 155.00-172.50; 90-110 lbs 145.00-162.50.

South Dakota: 80-90 lbs 149.00-150.00; 90-110 lbs 110.00-120.00.

Billings, MT: 65-90 lbs 115.00-120.50.

Direct Trading: (lambs fob with 3-4 percent shrink or equivalent) 3700: Slaughter Lambs shorn and wooled 125-159 lbs 112.00-172.00 (wtd avg 134.10).

TX: 300: Slaughter Lambs 85 lbs hair lambs 120.00.

Slaughter Ewes:

San Angelo: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) no test; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 45.00-56.00; Utility and Good 1-3 (medium flesh) 50.00-63.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 40.00-50.00; Cull and Utility 1-2 (very thin) 38.00-42.00; Cull 1 (extremely thin) 20.00-35.00.

Pennsylvania: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) no test; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 60.00-80.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 50.00-67.00; Cull 1 no test.

Ft. Collins: Good 3-5 (very fleshy) 49.00-60.00; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 60.00-70.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 30.00-40.00; Cull 1 (extremely thin) no test.

Billings, MT: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) 39.00-47.00; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 40.00-50.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 36.00-45.00; Cull 1 32.00-40.50.

So Dakota: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) 47.00-84.00; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 53.00-69.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 45.00-50.00; Cull 1 31.00-42.50.

Missouri: Good 2-3 60.00-66.00; Utility and Good 1-3 40.00.

Virginia: Good 2-4 75.00-97.50.

Kalona: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) no test; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 62.00-65.00; Utility and Good 1-2 (medium flesh) 48.00-57.50; Utility 1-2 (thin) 42.50-45.00; Cull 1 no test.

Feeder Lambs: Medium and Large 1-2:

San Angelo: 60-85 lbs 125.00-135.00.

Virginia: no test.

Ft. Collins: 50-60 lbs 140.00-149.00; 69 lbs 140.00; 77 lbs 133.00; 80-90 lbs 130.00-131.00; 113 lbs 120.00.

Billings: 60-70 lbs 153.00-158.00; 70-80 lbs 147.00-159.00; 80-90 lbs 140.00-153.00; 90-100 lbs 132.00-139.00; 100-110 lbs 127.00-135.50; 110-120 lbs 124.00-132.00, few 138.00-139.00; 121 lbs 126.50; 130-135 lbs 124.50-127.00; 146 lbs 118.00.

Kalona: no test.

So Dakota: 50 lbs 180.00; 60-70 lbs 154.00-169.00; 70-80 lbs 143.00-148.00; 80-90 lbs 135.00-155.00; 90-100 lbs 134.00-139.50; 100-110 lbs 132.50-133.00; 110-115 lbs 127.00-139.00.

Missouri: no test.

Replacement Ewes: Medium and Large 1-2:

San Angelo: mixed age hair ewes 80-130 lbs 60.00-118.00 cwt.

Ft. Collins: baby tooth 160.00-175.00 per head; solid mouth 120.00-145.00 per head; solid to broken mouth 95.00-115.00 per head.

Billings: baby tooth 150-230 lbs 57.00-72.00 cwt; solid to broken mouth 44.00-50.00 cwt.

So Dakota: baby tooth to solid mouth 180.00 per head.

Kalona, IA: bred solid mouth 145.00-210.00 per head.

Missouri: hair ewes 45-120 lbs 97.50-117.50 cwt.

Virginia: no test.

Sheep and lamb slaughter under federal inspection for the week to date totaled 35,000 compared with 38,000 last week and 43,000 last year.



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