National wool and sheep review

Slaughter lambs were steady to sharply lower, except at New Holland, Pa., steady to 10.00 higher.

Published on September 2, 2017 11:16AM


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.

Sept. 1

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

Domestic wool trading on a greasy basis was at a standstill this week. There were no confirmed trades reported.

Domestic wool tags

No. 1 $.60-.70

No. 2 $.50-.60

No. 3 $.40-.50

NATIONAL SHEEP SUMMARY

(USDA Market News)

San Angelo, Texas

Sept. 1

Compared to Aug. 25: Slaughter lambs were steady to sharply lower, except at New Holland, Pa., steady to 10.00 higher.

Slaughter ewes were steady to 10.00 higher, except at Newell, S.D., steady to 10.00 lower. Feeder lambs were steady to 8.00 lower. At San Angelo, Texas, 5334 head sold. No sales in Equity Electronic Auction.

In direct trading slaughter ewes were not tested; no comparison on feeder lambs.

5100 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs were steady to 4.00 higher. 3,148 lamb carcasses sold with all weights no trend due to confidentiality.

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

San Angelo: Shorn and wooled 100-140 lbs 136.00-156.00.

Ft.Collins, Colo.: Wooled 130-155 lbs 149.00-154.00.

Slaughter Lambs: Choice and Prime 1-2

San Angelo: 40-60 lbs 180.00-196.00, few 200.00-202.00; 60-70 lbs 170.00-186.00, few 194.00; 70-80 lbs 170.00-178.00; 80-90 lbs 170.00-174.00; 90-110 lbs 160.00-170.00, few 176.00.

Ft. Collins: 40-60 lbs 190.00-205.00; 60-70 lbs 162.50-185.00; 70-80 lbs 165.00-187.50; 80-90 lbs 172.50-190.00, few 215.00; 90-110 lbs 160.00-189.00, few 190.00-195.00.

Billings, MT: 70-95 lbs 147.50-152.00.

Direct Trading: (lambs fob with 3-4 percent shrink or equivalent) 5100: Slaughter Lambs shorn and wooled 134-175 lbs 148.71-195.00 (wtd avg 170.98).

Slaughter Ewes

San Angelo: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) no test; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 70.00-74.00; Utility and Good 1-3 (medium flesh) 75.00-92.00, few 94.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 62.00-74.00; Cull and Utility 1-2 (very thin) 50.00-65.00; Cull 1 (extremely thin) 35.00-50.00.

Ft. Collins: Good 3-5 (very fleshy) no test; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 67.00-74.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 43.00-51.00; Cull 1 (extremely thin) no test.

Billings, Mont.: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) 42.00-48.00; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 47.00-57.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 46.00-49.50; Utility and Cull 1-2 39.00-47.00; Cull 1 38.00.

Feeder Lambs: Medium and Large 1-2

San Angelo: 50-60 lbs 165.00-172.00; 60-90 lbs 160.00-167.00; 90-100 lbs 155.00-158.00.

Ft. Collins: 53 lbs 190.00; 60-70 lbs 180.00-182.50; 100-110 lbs 162.50-169.00; 125 lbs 148.00.

Billings: 60-70 lbs 179.00-186.00; 70-80 lbs 171.00-181.00; 80-90 lbs 163.50-174.00; 90-100 lbs 154.50-166.00; 100-110 lbs 150.50-159.00; 110-115 lbs 150.00-154.50; 125-135 lbs 149.00-150.50; 144 lbs 148.50.

Replacement Ewes: Medium and Large 1-2

San Angelo: Hair ewe lambs 55-75 lbs 186.00-210.00 cwt, 90-105 lbs 160.00 per head; yearling hair ewes 130.00-188.00 per head; baby tooth hair ewes 125.00-175.00 per head; mixed age hair ewes 80-140 lbs 90.00-136.00 cwt.

Ft. Collins: No test.

National Weekly Lamb Carcass Report:

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 37,000 compared with 37,000 last week and 40,000 last year.



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