Nation wool and sheep report

Compared to last week slaughter lambs were steady to $5 lower, instances $10-20 lower. Slaughter ewes were steady to $3 lower, except at New Holland, Pa., $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.

July 18

Domestic wool trading on a clean basis was at a standstill 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 at a standstill this week and there were no confirmed trades.

Domestic wool tags

No. 1 $.60-.70

No. 2 $.50-.60

No. 3 $.40-.50

NATIONAL SHEEP SUMMARY

(USDA Market News)

San Angelo, Texas

July 18

Compared to last week slaughter lambs were steady to $5 lower, instances $10-20 lower. Slaughter ewes were steady to $3 lower, except at New Holland, Pa., $10-20 higher. Feeder lambs were steady to $8 lower. At San Angelo, Texas, 7,399 head sold in a one-day sale. No sales in Equity Electronic Auction. In direct trading no comparison on slaughter ewes and feeder lambs steady. 6,400 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs under 170 lbs. were steady to $2 higher, while no comparison on over 170 lbs. and 6,300 head of formula sales of carcasses under 65 lbs. were not well tested; 65-75 lbs. were $1-2 higher; 75-85 lbs. were $5-8 higher; 85-95 lbs. were steady and over 95 lbs. had no comparison. 5,550 lamb carcasses sold with 45 lbs. and down $8.50 higher; 45-65 lbs. $2.79-3.55 higher; 65-75 lbs. $.81 lower; 75-85 lbs. $.29 higher and 85 lbs. and up $.11 lower.

SLAUGHTER LAMBS Choice and Prime 2-3:

San Angelo: shorn and wooled 105-135 lbs. $142-159.

SLAUGHTER LAMBS Choice and Prime 1:

San Angelo: 40-60 lbs. $170-184, few 186; 60-70 lbs. $164-175, few $178; 70-80 lbs. $160-170, few $178; 80-90 lbs. $159-166; 90-110 lbs. $155-164.

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

6,400 Slaughter Lambs shorn and wooled 85-162 lbs. $137-162 (wtd avg $149.79); 171-211 lbs. $136-150 (wtd avg $142.72).

California: 1,300 Feeder Lambs 115-125 lbs. $160.

Idaho: 9,000 Feeder Lambs 135-145 lbs. $165 for July-August delivery. 300 Slaughter Ewes Utility and Good 1-3 $40; Utility 1-2 $20.

SLAUGHTER EWES:

San Angelo: Good 2-3 (fleshy) $45-55; Utility and Good 1-3 (medium flesh) $51-62, high-yielding $64-68; Utility 1-2 (thin) $45-55; Cull and Utility 1-2 (very thin) $35-45; Cull 1 (extremely thin) $25-35.

FEEDER LAMBS Medium and Large 1-2:

San Angelo: 50-60 lbs. $170-180; 60-90 lbs. $160-176; 90-100 lbs. $162-174; 100-110 lbs. $157-154.

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 $453.42

45-55 lbs. $375.18

55-65 lbs. $335.75

65-75 lbs. $314.72

75-85 lbs. $299.95

85 lbs. and up $286.60

Sheep and lamb slaughter under federal inspection for the week to date totaled 39,000 compared with 41,000 last week and 42,000 last year.



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