National wool review and sheep summary

Slaughter lambs were steady, instances $10-20 higher.

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.

June 6

Domestic wool trading on a clean basis was moderate this week and there were no confirmed trades. Demand good and trade activity moderate for this time of year. Domestic wool trading on a greasy basis was moderate this week and there were no confirmed trades. All trades reported on a weighted average.

Domestic wool tags

No. 1 $.60-.70

No. 2 $.50-.60

No. 3 $.40-.50

NATIONAL SHEEP SUMMARY

(USDA Market News)

San Angelo, Texas

June 6

Compared to last week: Slaughter lambs were steady, instances $10-20 higher. Slaughter ewes were mostly steady to $10 lower, except at New Holland, Pa., where they were $10-20 higher. Feeder lambs were mostly steady. At San Angelo, Texas, 5,454 head sold in a one-day sale. No sales in Equity Electronic Auction. In direct trading slaughter ewes and feeder lambs not tested. 7,000 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs under 170 lbs. were steady to $1 lower, while those over 170 lbs. had no recent comparison and 8,900 head of formula sales of carcasses under 65 lbs. were not well tested; 65-75 lbs. were $5-6 higher; 75-95 lbs. were $6-10 lower and over 95 lbs. were $1 lower. 6,240 lamb carcasses sold with 45 lbs. and down $6.04 higher; 45-55 lbs. $1.96 higher; 55-65 lbs. $2.65 lower; 65-85 lbs. $.03-.60 higher and 85 lbs. and up $.58 lower.

SLAUGHTER LAMBS Choice and Prime 2-3:

San Angelo: shorn and wooled 100-155 lbs. no test.

SLAUGHTER LAMBS Choice and Prime 1:

San Angelo: 40-60 lbs. $170-184; 60-70 lbs. $172-180, few $184; 70-80 lbs. $170-180; 80-90 lbs. $170-177; 90-110 lbs. $168-172.

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

7,000 Slaughter Lambs shorn and wooled 123-169 lbs. $133.70-165 (wtd avg $144.73); 183-198 lbs. $135-140 (wtd avg 136.20).

SLAUGHTER EWES:

San Angelo: Good 2-3 (fleshy) 49-58; Utility and Good 1-3 (medium flesh) $53-66; Utility 1-2 (thin) $50-59; Cull and Utility 1-2 (very thin) $42.50-53; Cull 1 (extremely thin) $30-40.

FEEDER LAMBS Medium and Large 1-2:

San Angelo: 40-60 lbs. $180-184; 70-105 lbs. $175-184.

REPLACEMENT EWES Medium and Large 1-2:

San Angelo: hair ewe lambs 69 lbs. $200 cwt, 88 lbs. $184 cwt; yearling hair ewes 74 lbs. $120 cwt.

NATIONAL WEEKLY LAMB CARCASS Choice and Prime 1-4:

Weight Wtd. avg.

45 lbs. down $450.09

45-55 lbs. $387.06

55-65 lbs. $335.54

65-75 lbs. $318.99

75-85 lbs. $299.87

85 lbs. and up $286.94

Sheep and lamb slaughter under federal inspection for the week to date totaled 39,000 compared with 34,000 last week and 42,000 last year.



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