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Slaughter lambs were 5.00-15.00 lower, except at San Angelo, Texas, where they were sharply higher.

Published on October 26, 2018 2:17PM


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

NATIONAL WOOL REVIEW

(USDA Market News

Oct. 26

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. 26

Compared to last week: Slaughter lambs were 5.00-15.00 lower, except at San Angelo, Texas, where they were sharply higher. Slaughter ewes were mostly steady to 10.00 lower. Feeder lambs were mostly steady to 6.00 higher. At San Angelo, 2639 head sold in a rain-shortened sale. Equity Electronic Auction sold 335 slaughter lambs in North Dakota.

In direct trading slaughter ewes and feeder lambs were not tested. 2200 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs were steady. 2,486 lamb carcasses sold with all weights no trend due to confidentiality. All sheep sold per hundred weight unless otherwise specified.

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

San Angelo: shorn and wooled 105-125 lbs 112.00-128.00; 165 lbs 104.00.

VA: wooled 90-110 lbs 252.00.

PA: shorn and wooled 90-110 lbs 170.00-190.00; 110-130 lbs 160.00-180.00; 130-150 lbs 140.00-155.00.

Ft. Collins, CO: wooled 165 lbs 127.00.

South Dakota: shorn and wooled 115-150 lbs 118.00-126.00.

Kalona, IA: shorn 177 lbs 131.00; wooled 110-140 lbs 125.00-139.00.

Billings, MT: no test.

Missouri: no test.

Equity Elec: shorn 145 lbs 126.00.

Slaughter Lambs: Choice and Prime 1-2:

San Angelo: 40-60 lbs 230.00-257.50, few 260.00; 60-70 lbs 222.00-248.00, few 254.00-260.00; 70-80 lbs 167.00-185.00, few 202.00-210.00; 80-90 lbs 158.00-176.00, few 180.00-194.00; 90-110 lbs 130.00-143.00.

Pennsylvania: 40-50 lbs 210.00-215.00; 50-60 lbs 205.00-210.00; 60-70 lbs 180.00-205.00, few 215.00-235.00; 70-80 lbs 162.00-190.00, few 180.00-210.00; 80-90 lbs 150.00-185.00, few 185.00-200.00; 90-110 lbs 154.00-185.00.

Kalona, IA: 50-60 lbs 205.00-210.00; 60-70 lbs 150.00-167.00; 70-80 lbs 147.00-155.00; 80-90 lbs 132.50-145.00; 90-110 lbs 126.00-139.00.

Ft. Collins: 35-50 lbs 162.50-172.50; 50-60 lbs 183.00-205.00.

Missouri: 50-65 lbs 200.00-240.00; 70-90 lbs 135.00-162.50; 106 lbs 141.00.

Virginia: 30-60 lbs 170.00; 60-90 lbs 135.00-262.50; 90-110 lbs 154.00-200.50.

South Dakota: 70-80 lbs 132.00-132.50; 80-110 lbs 111.00-120.00.

Billings, MT: no test.

Direct Trading: (lambs fob with 3-4 percent shrink or equivalent) 2200: Slaughter Lambs shorn and wooled 135-164 lbs 125.00-150.07 (wtd avg 136.14).

Slaughter Ewes:

San Angelo: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) no test; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 46.00-50.00; Utility and Good 1-3 (medium flesh) 60.00-74.00, high-yielding 88.00-98.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 45.00-53.00; Cull and Utility 1-2 (very thin) 39.00-40.00; Cull 1 (extremely thin) 35.00-38.00.

Pennsylvania: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) 50.00-60.00; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 50.00-90.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 40.00-70.00; Cull 1 no test.

Ft. Collins: Good 3-5 (very fleshy) 61.00-72.50; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 44.00-54.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 22.00-30.00; Cull 1 (extremely thin) no test.

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

So Dakota: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) 37.00; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 41.50-61.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 41.00-48.00; Cull 1 43.00.

Missouri: Good 2-4 57.00-62.00; Utility and Good 1-3 40.00-100.00.

Virginia: Good 2-4 80.00-88.00.

Kalona: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) no test; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 63.00-69.00, high-yielding 85.00-91.00; Utility and Good 1-2 (medium flesh) 54.00-56.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 51.00; Cull 1 no test.

Feeder Lambs: Medium and Large 1-2:

San Angelo: no test.

Virginia: no test.

Ft. Collins: 110-115 lbs 111.00-116.00; 121 lbs 112.00.

Billings: no test.

Kalona: no test.

So Dakota: 46 lbs 185.00; 54 lbs 205.00; 60-70 lbs 179.00-195.00; 70-80 lbs 169.00-184.50; 80-90 lbs 146.50-170.00; 90-100 lbs 131.00-148.00; 100-110 lbs 126.00-132.50; 110-120 lbs 117.00-118.00; 120-125 lbs 111.00-120.50.

Missouri: no test.

Replacement Ewes: Medium and Large 1-2:

San Angelo: mixed age hair ewes 80-130 lbs 70.00-116.00 cwt.

Ft. Collins: no test.

Billings: no test.

So Dakota: ewe lambs 65 lbs 196.00 cwt; 80-95 lbs 152.00-183.00 cwt; yearlings 145.00-325.00 per head; baby tooth 180.00-210.00 per head; solid mouth 155.00-165.00 per head; solid to broken mouth 100.00-150.00 per head.

Kalona, IA: no test.

Missouri: mixed age 70-140 lbs 80.00-125.00 cwt.

Virginia: no test.

National Weekly Lamb Carcass

Sheep and lamb slaughter under federal inspection for the week to date totaled 35,000 compared with 38,000 last week and 39,000 last year.



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