National wool review and sheep summary

Heavy slaughter lambs were $2-15 higher; light slaughter lambs were steady to $20 lower. Slaughter ewes were $3-20 lower. Feeder lambs were $5-10 lower.

Wool prices in cents per pound and foreign currency per kilogram, sheep prices in dollars per hundredweight (cwt.) except some replacement animals on per head basis as indicated.

NATIONAL WOOL REVIEW

(USDA Market News)

Greeley, Colo.

March 28

Domestic wool trading on a clean basis was at a slow this week. There were no confirmed trades and demand was moderate. Domestic wool trading on a greasy basis was very slow this week. There were no confirmed trades.

Domestic Wool Tags - delivered to buyer, greasy basis:

#1 $.45-.50

#2 $.30-.40

#3 $.15-.25

NATIONAL SHEEP SUMMARY

(USDA Market News)

San Angelo, Texas

March 28

Compared to last week: Heavy slaughter lambs were $2-15 higher; light slaughter lambs were steady to $20 lower. Slaughter ewes were $3-20 lower. Feeder lambs were $5-10 lower. At San Angelo, Texas 3,642 head sold in a one-day sale. No sales in Equity Electronic Auction. In direct trading slaughter ewes were steady; feeder lambs were weak; 5,400 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs were steady and 10,700 head of formula sales of carcasses under 65 lbs. were not well tested; 65-75 lbs. were $6-7 lower; 75-85 lbs. were $2-3 lower; 85-95 lbs. were $8-9 lower and over 95 lbs. were not well tested; 6,951 lamb carcasses sold with 45 lbs. and down $15.26 higher; 45-55 lbs. $8.50 higher; 55-65 lbs. $2.46 lower; 65-85 lbs. $.06-.82 higher and 85 lbs. and up $.94 lower.

SLAUGHTER LAMBS Choice and Prime 2-3:

San Angelo: shorn and wooled 105-175 lbs. $152-172.

SLAUGHTER LAMBS Choice and Prime 1:

San Angelo: 40-60 lbs. $182-200; 60-70 lbs. $170-190; 70-80 lbs. $165-183; 80-90 lbs. $165-175; 90-115 lbs. $160-171, few 180.

DIRECT TRADING (Lambs with 3-4 percent shrink or equivalent):

5,400 Slaughter Lambs shorn and wooled 86-166 lbs. $153-185 (wtd avg 164.43); 174-188 lbs. $144.20-160 (wtd. avg. $156.50).

California: 1,000 Feeder Lambs 85-90 lbs. new crop $207.25. 1,900 Feeder Lambs 130-140 lbs. old crop $155.

Idaho: 600 Slaughter Ewes Utility and Good 1-3 $50; Utility 1-2 $25.

SLAUGHTER EWES:

San Angelo: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) $49; Good 2-3 (fleshy) $55-59; Utility and Good 1-3 (medium flesh) $63-70, high yielding 72; Utility 1-2 (thin) $55-62; Cull and Utility 1-2 (very thin) $44-55; Cull 1 (extremely thin) $37.50-40.

FEEDER LAMBS Medium and Large 1-2:

San Angelo: 60-80 lbs. new crop $194-218; 80-100 lbs. new crop $184-199; 70-100 lbs. old crop $160-180.

REPLACEMENT EWES Medium and Large 1-2:

San Angelo: no test.

NATIONAL WEEKLY LAMB CARCASS Choice and Prime 1-4:

Weight Wtd. avg.

45 lbs. down $501.21

45-55 lbs. $388.64

55-65 lbs. $334.80

65-75 lbs. $319.61

75-85 lbs. $304.75

85 lbs. and up $291.69

Sheep and lamb slaughter under federal inspection for the week to date totaled 43,000 compared with 43,000 last week and 44,000 last year.



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