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Slaughter lambs were steady to 6.00 higher, except at Ft. Collins, Colo., sharply lower.

Published on September 14, 2018 3:55PM


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

NATIONAL WOOL REVIEW

(USDA Market News

Sept. 14

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 also at a standstill this week. There were no confirmed trades reported.

NATIONAL SHEEP SUMMARY

(USDA Market News)

San Angelo, Texas

Sept. 14

Compared to Sept. 7: Slaughter lambs were steady to 6.00 higher, except at Ft. Collins, Colo., sharply lower. Slaughter ewes were steady to 10.00 lower. Feeder lambs were very uneven in light test.

At San Angelo, TX 1755 head sold in a rain shortened sale. Equity Electronic Auction sold 330 slaughter lambs in Nebraska. In direct trading slaughter ewes and feeder lambs were not tested. 1900 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs were sharply higher. 925 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 100-120 lbs 110.00-120.00.

VA: no test.

PA: shorn and wooled 90-110 lbs no test.

Ft. Collins: wooled 100-185 lbs 120.00-131.00.

South Dakota: shorn and wooled 105-145 lbs 128.00-136.50.

Kalona, IA: shorn 140-145 lbs 125.00; wooled 105-150 lbs 122.50-128.00.

Billings, MT: no test.

Missouri: 100-175 lbs 105.00-120.00.

Equity Elec: 110-130 lbs hair lambs 130.25.

Slaughter Lambs: Choice and Prime 1-2:

San Angelo: 40-60 lbs 150.00-176.00; 60-70 lbs 150.00-159.00; 70-80 lbs 140.00-142.00; 80-90 lbs 130.00-135.00; 90-110 lbs 126.00-136.00.

Pennsylvania: no test.

Kalona, IA: 50-70 lbs 147.00-153.00; 70-80 lbs 139.00-142.00; 80-90 lbs 127.50-133.00; 90-110 lbs 121.00-131.00.

Ft. Collins: 50-55 lbs 140.00-142.50; 68 lbs 130.00; 70-80 lbs 125.00-135.00.

Missouri: 50-60 lbs 200.00-205.00; 60-95 lbs 125.00-145.00.

Virginia: 30-60 lbs 140.00-185.00; 60-90 lbs 128.00-185.00; 90-110 lbs 170.00.

South Dakota: 69 lbs 152.50; 79 lbs 156.00; 90-100 lbs 136.00-137.00.

Billings, MT: no test.

Direct Trading: (lambs fob with 3-4 percent shrink or equivalent) 1900: Slaughter Lambs shorn and wooled 135-158 lbs 125.00-172.00 (wtd avg 150.61).

Slaughter Ewes:

San Angelo: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) no test; Good 2-3 (fleshy) no test; Utility and Good 1-3 (medium flesh) 50.00-56.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 40.00-50.00; Cull and Utility 1-2 (very thin) 40.00; Cull 1 (extremely thin) 15.00-30.00.

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

Ft. Collins: Good 3-5 (very fleshy) 57.00-69.00; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 55.00-68.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 30.00-36.00; 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) 45.00-64.00; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 49.00-60.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 44.00-47.50; Cull 1 31.00-40.00.

Missouri: Utility and Good 1-3 no test.

Virginia: Good 2-4 70.00-78.00; Utility 1-2 50.00; Cull 1 35.00.

Kalona: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) no test; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 57.00-64.00; Utility and Good 1-2 (medium flesh) 56.00-65.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 47.00; Cull 1 no test.

Feeder Lambs: Medium and Large 1-2:

San Angelo: 65 lbs 135.00.

Virginia: no test.

Ft. Collins: 73 lbs 119.00; 90-100 lbs 115.00-122.00; 110-120 lbs 107.00-117.00.

Billings: no test.

Kalona: no test.

So Dakota: 38 lbs 192.50; 50-60 lbs 168.00-193.00; 60-70 lbs 160.00-172.00; 70-80 lbs 144.00-156.50; 80-90 lbs 134.00-144.00; 90-100 lbs 137.00-141.00; 100-110 lbs 129.00-136.00; 110-115 lbs 126.00; 121 lbs 123.00.

Missouri: no test.

Replacement Ewes: Medium and Large 1-2:

San Angelo: mixed age hair ewes 80-130 lbs 62.00-86.00 cwt.

Ft. Collins: no test.

Billings: no test..

So Dakota: solid mouth 115-165 lbs 60.00-68.00 cwt.

Kalona, IA: no test.

Missouri: wool ewes 145-175 lbs 45.00-80.00 cwt; hair ewes 65-130 lbs 55.00-110.00 cwt.

Virginia: no test.

Sheep and lamb slaughter under federal inspection for the week to date totaled 31,000 compared with 35,000 last week and 32,000 last year.



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