National sheep and wool price summary

Slaughter lambs were $8-20 higher.

Published on March 20, 2017 10:52AM


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 17

Domestic wool trading on a clean basis was very light this week. There were 50,000 pounds of confirmed trades reported. Domestic wool trading on a greasy basis was light this week. There were 85,000 pounds of confirmed trades reported. All trades reported on a weighted average. Territory States Lamb Wool: 68mm 20 micron $2; 68mm 24 micron $1.15.

Domestic wool tags

No. 1 $.60-.70

No. 2 $.50-.60

No. 3 $.40-.50

NATIONAL SHEEP SUMMARY

(USDA Market News)

San Angelo, Texas

March 1

Compared to March 10: Slaughter lambs were $8-20 higher, except at New Holland, Pa., steady to $10 lower. Slaughter ewes were steady to $10 higher. Feeder lambs were not well tested. At San Angelo, Texas, 3,734 head sold. No sales in Equity Electronic Auction.

In direct trading slaughter ewes and feeder lambs were not tested. 3,000 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs were sharply higher. 4,494 lamb carcasses sold with 45 lbs. down no comparison; 45-65 lbs. no trend due to confidentiality; 65 lbs. up $9.20-14.77 higher.

SLAUGHTER LAMBS Choice and Prime 2-3:

San Angelo: shorn and wooled 110-165 lbs. $132-146.

SLAUGHTER LAMBS Choice and Prime 1:

San Angelo: 40-60 lbs. $244-254; 60-70 lbs. $236-250; 70-80 lbs. $224-248; 80-90 lbs. $220-240; 90-110 lbs. $206-226.

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

3,000 Slaughter Lambs shorn and wooled 108-177 lbs. $131.15-165 (wtd avg $145.35).

SLAUGHTER EWES:

San Angelo: Good 2-3 (fleshy) $70-72; Utility and Good 1-3 (medium flesh) $82-92; Utility 1-2 (thin) $70-80; Cull and Utility 1-2 (very thin) 60-66; Cull 1 (extremely thin) $40-50.

FEEDER LAMBS Medium and Large 1-2:

San Angelo: no test.

REPLACEMENT EWES Medium and Large 1-2:

San Angelo: mixed age hair ewes 90-140 lbs. $100-140 cwt.

NATIONAL WEEKLY LAMB CARCASS Choice and Prime 1-4:

Weight Wtd. avg.

45 lbs. and down $488.84

45-55 lbs. Price not reported

due to confidentiality

55-65 lbs. Price not reported

due to confidentiality

65-75 lbs. $293.02

75-85 lbs. $276.70

85 lbs. and up $268.04

Sheep and lamb slaughter under federal inspection for the week to date totaled 40,000 compared with 36,000 last week and 45,000 last year.



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