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Slaughter lambs were steady to 5.00 higher. Slaughter ewes were steady to 7.00 higher.

Published on October 12, 2018 4:04PM


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

NATIONAL WOOL REVIEW

(USDA Market News

Oct. 12

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

Oct. 12

Compared to Oct. 5: Slaughter lambs were steady to 5.00 higher. Slaughter ewes were steady to 7.00 higher. Feeder lambs were steady to 10.00 higher. At San Angelo, Texas, 4294 head sold. Equity Electronic Auction sold 335 slaughter lambs in North Dakota. In direct trading slaughter ewes and feeder lambs were not tested. 4200 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs were 1.00 higher. 2,532 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 120-160 lbs 104.00-116.00.

VA: wooled no test.

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

Ft. Collins, Colo.: wooled 110-120 lbs 140.00-146.00.

South Dakota: shorn and wooled 110-150 lbs 127.00-135.00.

Kalona, IA: shorn 138 lbs 125.00; wooled 110-130 lbs 123.00-132.00.

Billings, MT: no test.

Missouri: 115-140 lbs 125.00-127.50.

Equity Elec: shorn and wooled 145 lbs 126.50.

Slaughter Lambs: Choice and Prime 1-2:

San Angelo: 40-60 lbs 190.00-208.00, few 216.00-218.00; 60-70 lbs 150.00-180.00, few 188.00-204.00; 70-80 lbs 127.00-143.00, few 150.00; 80-90 lbs 110.00-125.00, few 132.00-138.00; 90-110 lbs 110.00-116.00.

Pennsylvania: no test.

Kalona, IA: 40-50 lbs 175.00-200.00; 50-60 lbs 170.00-185.00; 70-80 lbs 150.00-157.50; 80-105 lbs 130.00-137.50.

Ft. Collins: 50-65 lbs 160.00-175.00; 80-90 lbs 150.00-170.00; 90-105 lbs 155.00-165.00.

Missouri: 50-60 lbs 180.00-200.00, few 200.00-220.00; 60-70 lbs 130.00-165.00.

Virginia: 30-60 lbs 140.00-155.00; 60-90 lbs 140.00-154.00; 90-110 lbs 135.00-142.50.

South Dakota: 78 lbs 152.50.

Billings, MT: 75 lbs 127.00; 80 lbs 110.00; 95-105 lbs 110.00-112.50.

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

4200: Slaughter Lambs shorn and wooled 112-166 lbs 120.00-156.34 (wtd avg 138.21).

Slaughter Ewes:

San Angelo: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) no test; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 40.00-52.00; Utility and Good 1-3 (medium flesh) 54.00-59.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 40.00-52.00; Cull and Utility 1-2 (very thin) 40.00; Cull 1 (extremely thin) 20.00-30.00.

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) 50.00-60.00; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 50.00-61.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 23.00-32.00; Cull 1 (extremely thin) no test.

Billings, MT: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) no test; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 34.00-45.50; Utility and Good 1-3 (medium flesh) 31.00-38.00; Cull 1 20.00-31.00.

So Dakota: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) 65.00-67.00; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 40.00-60.00; Utility and Good 1-3 (medium flesh) 47.00-47.50; Utility 1-2 (thin) 41.00-47.00; Cull 1 38.00.

Missouri: Good 2-4 70.00-95.00; Utility 1-2 30.00-65.00.

Virginia: Good 2-4 87.50; Utility 1-2 55.00-70.00.

Kalona: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) no test; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 60.00; Utility and Good 1-2 (medium flesh) 44.00-55.00, high-yielding 67.50-80.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 52.00-64.00; Cull 1 no test.

Feeder Lambs: Medium and Large 1-2:

San Angelo: 60-70 lbs 132.00-150.00; 70-80 lbs 131.50-142.00; 91 lbs 128.00-129.00; 103 lbs 115.00.

Virginia: no test.

Ft. Collins: no test.

Billings: 50-60 lbs 170.00-187.50; 60-70 lbs 169.00-181.00; 70-80 lbs 158.00-173.50; 80-90 lbs 142.50-162.00; 90-100 lbs 130.00-144.50; 100-110 lbs 119.00-135.50; 118 lbs 119.50; 120-125 lbs 111.00-118.00; 133 lbs 120.00; 145-155 lbs 160.00.

Kalona: no test.

So Dakota: 50-60 lbs 201.00-209.00; 70-80 lbs 155.00-164.00; 80-90 lbs 147.50-151.00; 90-100 lbs 146.00-151.50; 100-110 lbs 129.00-139.00; 111 lbs 128.00; 126 lbs 111.00.

Missouri: 30-50 lbs 160.00-195.00.

Replacement Ewes: Medium and Large 1-2:

San Angelo: hair ewe lambs 52 lbs 210.00 cwt, 65-80 lbs 140.00-174.00 cwt, 80-85 lbs 122.00-140.00 cwt; mixed age hair ewes 80-130 lbs 70.00-116.00 cwt.

Ft. Collins: no test.

Billings: no test.

So Dakota: yearlings 105.00 per head; open baby tooth 140.00 per head; bred solid mouth 110.00 per head, open solid mouth 160-190 lbs 60.00-77.00 cwt; short solid to broken mouth 75.00-85.00 per head.

Kalona, IA: no test.

Missouri: young 100 lbs 140.00 cwt.

Virginia: no test.

Sheep and lamb slaughter under federal inspection for the week to date totaled 39,000 compared with 41,000 last week and 36,000 last year.



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