National wool and sheep review

Domestic wool trading on a clean basis was very slow this week. There were no confirmed trades reported.

Published on July 15, 2017 3:48PM


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 14

Domestic wool trading on a clean basis was very slow this week. There were no confirmed trades reported.

Domestic wool trading on a greasy basis was very slow this week. There were no confirmed trades reported. Domestic wool tags are delivered to buyer and reported on a greasy basis:

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 14

Compared to last week: Slaughter lambs were steady to 10.00 lower, except at New Holland, Pa., 10.00 higher. Slaughter ewes were mostly steady to 10.00 higher. Feeder Lambs were steady to sharply lower.

At San Angelo, Texas, 7001 head sold. No sales in Equity Electronic Auction.

In direct trading slaughter ewes and feeder lambs were not tested. 7700 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs were steady to 4.00 lower.

2,905 lamb carcasses sold with all weights no trend due to confidentiality. All sheep sold per hundred weight (CWT) unless otherwise specified.

Slaughter Lambs Choice and Prime 2-3 90-160 lbs:

San Angelo: Shorn and wooled 100-130 lbs 140.00-148.00.

Slaughter Lambs Choice and Prime 1-2:

San Angelo: 40-60 lbs 184.00-202.00; 60-70 lbs 180.00-200.00, few 208.00; 70-80 lbs 172.00-200.00; 80-90 lbs 170.00-178.00, few 188.00; 90-110 lbs 160.00-174.00, few 186.00.

Direct Trading (lambs fob with 3-4 percent shrink or equivalent) 7700

Slaughter Lambs shorn and wooled 122-196 lbs 169.80-207.50 (wtd avg 182.28).

Slaughter Ewes

San Angelo: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) no test; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 54.00-62.00; Utility and Good 1-3 (medium flesh) 63.00-76.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 52.00-62.00; Cull and Utility 1-2 (very thin) 45.00-52.00; Cull 1 (extremely thin) 20.00-44.00.

Feeder Lambs Medium and Large 1-2:

San Angelo: 45-70 lbs 190.00-198.00.

Replacement Ewes: Medium and Large 1-2:

San Angelo: Yearling wool ewes 130.00 per head; baby tooth to solid mouth wool ewes 110.00-112.00 per head; hair ewe lambs 60-80 lbs 208.00-238.00 cwt, 80-90 lbs 218.00-230.00 cwt, 90-100 lbs 180.00-192.00 cwt; mixed age hair ewes 80-140 lbs 80.00-132.00 cwt.

National Weekly Lamb Carcass Choice and Prime 1-4:

Weight Wtd. Avg.

45 lbs. down Price not reported

due to confidentiality

45-55 lbs. Price not reported

due to confidentiality

55-65 lbs. Price not reported

due to confidentiality

65-75 lbs. Price not reported

due to confidentiality

75-85 lbs. Price not reported

due to confidentiality

85 lbs. up Price not reported

due to confidentiality

Sheep and lamb slaughter under federal inspection for the week to date totaled 38,000 compared with 36,000 last week and 38,000 last year.



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