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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.

April 25

Domestic wool trading on a clean basis was active the last couple of weeks. There were 1,611,200 lbs. of confirmed trades this week. Demand good to very good. The wool trade is stronger following a two very firmer market closes in Australia. Domestic wool trading on a greasy basis was moderate this week. There were 978,440 lbs. of confirmed trades this week. All trades reported on a weighted average. Territory States: Ewe wool 21 micron $2.10; 22 micron $1.98; 23 micron $1.77; 24 micron $1.68; 25 micron $1.56; 26 micron $1.50; 29 micron $1.07. Yearling Wool 19 micron $2.05; 20 micron $1.93; 21 micron $1.91; 22 micron $1.90; 23 micron $1.84; 26 micron $1.42; 29 micron $1.03. Fleece States: Ewe wool 21 micron $2.02; 22 micron $1.93; 23 micron $1.50. Yearling wool 21 micron $2.12; 22 micron $2.03. Texas/New Mexico Ewe wool 21 micron $1.99. Yearling wool 21 micron $1.98. Bellies: fine $1.31; medium $.82.

Domestic wool tags

No. 1 $.70-.75

No. 2 $.60-.70

No. 3 $.50-.60

NATIONAL SHEEP SUMMARY

(USDA Market News)

San Angelo, Texas

April 25

Compared to last week slaughter lambs were mostly steady to $7 lower. Slaughter ewes were mostly steady to $2 higher. Feeder lambs were steady in light test. At San Angelo, Texas, 4,138 head sold in a one-day sale. Equity Electronic Auction sold 335 slaughter lambs in Oregon. In direct trading slaughter ewes not tested; feeder lambs were steady. 5,700 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs under 170 lbs. were $2-3 higher, while those over 170 lbs. were 2$-3 lower and 8,400 head of formula sales of carcasses under 65 lbs. were not well tested; 65-85 lbs. were $6-8 lower; 85-95 lbs. were $1-2 higher; and over 95 lbs. were not tested. 5,604 lamb carcasses sold with 45 lbs. and down $134.49 lower; 45-55 lbs. $.79 lower; 55-65 lbs. $6.73 lower; 65 lbs. and up $.01-1.04 lower.

SLAUGHTER LAMBS Choice and Prime 2-3:

San Angelo: shorn and wooled 110-180 lbs. $140-157.

SLAUGHTER LAMBS Choice and Prime 1:

San Angelo: 40-60 lbs. $178-184; 60-70 lbs. $170-184; 70-80 lbs. $176-178; 80-90 lbs. $172-184; 90-115 lbs. $162-178.

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

5,700 Slaughter Lambs shorn and wooled 100-169 lbs. $142-183.50 (wtd avg $167.89); few wooled 40-74 lbs. $200-255; 174-224 lbs. $140-155 (wtd avg 149.38).

California: 700 Feeder Lambs 70-80 lbs. $170. 800 Feeder Lambs (pool) 80-85 lbs. $142.50.

SLAUGHTER EWES:

San Angelo: Good 2-3 (fleshy) $55-66, few $68.50-70; Utility and Good 1-3 (medium flesh) $64-74, high yielding $76-78; Utility 1-2 (thin) $55-62; Cull and Utility 1-2 (very thin) $48-54; Cull 1 (extremely thin) $30-36.

FEEDER LAMBS Medium and Large 1-2:

San Angelo: 57 lbs. $194; 80-85 lbs. $181-186.

REPLACEMENT EWES Medium and Large 1-2:

San Angelo: yearling hair ewes 80-120 lbs. $106-114 cwt; baby tooth to solid mouth hair ewes 105-155 lbs. $84-95 cwt.

NATIONAL WEEKLY LAMB CARCASS Choice and Prime 1-4:

Weight Wtd. avg.

45 lbs. down $472.43

45-55 lbs. $404.85

55-65 lbs. $338.38

65-75 lbs. $320.44

75-85 lbs. $303.88

85 lbs. and up $291.38 Sheep and lamb slaughter under federal inspection for the week to date totaled 38,000 compared with 43,000 last week and 40,000 last year.



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