National wool and sheep review

Slaughter lambs under 80 lbs were steady to 10.00 lower, heavier weights steady to 10.00 higher.

Published on November 3, 2017 4:11PM


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

Nov. 3

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

NATIONAL SHEEP SUMMARY

(USDA Market News)

San Angelo, Texas

Nov. 3

Compared to Oct. 27: Slaughter lambs under 80 lbs were steady to 10.00 lower, heavier weights steady to 10.00 higher. Slaughter ewes were mostly steady to 10.00 higher. Feeder lambs were steady to 4.00 higher.

At San Angelo, Texas, 5968 head sold. Equity Electronic Auction sold 330 slaughter lambs in North Dakota. In direct trading slaughter ewes and feeder lambs were not tested; 3500 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs were 3.00-5.00 lower. 2,901 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 100-140 lbs 125.00-128.00.

Ft. Collins, Colo.: Wooled 140-155 lbs 135.00-143.00.

South Dakota: Shorn and wooled 115-150 lbs 132.00-138.00; 150-175 lbs 130.00-135.50.

Kalona, Iowa: No test.

Billings, Mont.: No test.

Slaughter Lambs: Choice and Prime 1-2:

San Angelo: 40-60 lbs 220.00-234.00, few 244.00-248.00; 60-70 lbs 186.00-212.00, few 216.00-228.00; 70-80 lbs 160.00-176.00; 80-90 lbs 146.00-160.00; 90-100 lbs 125.00-137.00.

Pennsylvania: 50-60 lbs 212.00-230.00, few 245.00-250.00; 60-70 lbs 180.00-215.00, few 215.00-235.00; 70-80 lbs 175.00-210.00, few 210.00-215.00; 80-90 lbs 170.00-195.00, few 210.00-220.00; 90-110 lbs 175.00-185.00.

Kalona: No test.

Ft. Collins: 59 lbs 205.00; 60-70 lbs 170.00-184.00, few 200.00; 70-80 lbs 160.00-180.00; 80-90 lbs 162.50-172.50; 90-105 lbs 160.00-167.50, few 185.00.

Missouri: 60-75 lbs 200.00-220.00; 85-90 lbs 150.00-165.00.

Virginia: No test.

South Dakota: No test.

Billings: 67 lbs 158.00; 80-85 lbs 140.00-143.00.

Direct Trading: (lambs fob with 3-4 percent shrink or equivalent) 3500: Slaughter Lambs shorn and wooled 132-176 lbs 121.75-155.70 (wtd avg 136.55).

Slaughter Ewes:

San Angelo: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) no test; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 62.00-68.00; Utility and Good 1-3 (medium flesh) 72.00-84.00, few 86.00-88.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 64.00-72.00; Cull and Utility 1-2 (very thin) 55.00-60.00; Cull 1 (extremely thin) 40.00-50.00, few 25.00.

Pennsylvania: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) 60.00-85.00; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 70.00-120.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 57.00-80.00; Cull 1 no test.

Ft. Collins: Good 3-5 (very fleshy) no test; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 70.00-82.50; Utility 1-2 (thin) 40.00-46.00; Cull 1 (extremely thin) no test.

Billings: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) 50.50-55.00; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 51.00-63.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 51.00-60.00; Cull and Utility 1-2 (very thin) 45.00-55.00; Cull 1 42.00-73.50.

Feeder Lambs: Medium and Large 1-2:

San Angelo: 55 lbs 196.00; 60-70 lbs 158.00-166.00; 70-80 lbs 150.00-160.00; 80-90 lbs 141.00-153.00; 90-100 lbs 145.00-146.00.

Virginia: No test.

Ft. Collins: 60 lbs 165.00; 87 lbs 150.00; 109 lbs 135.00.

Billings: 50-60 lbs 187.00-195.00; 60-70 lbs 177.50-194.00; 70-80 lbs 172.00-188.00; 80-90 lbs 155.00-173.00, few 175.50; 90-100 lbs 140.00-153.00; 100-110 lbs 138.00-144.00; 110-120 lbs 120.00-137.00; 120-130 lbs 115.00-120.50; 130-135 lbs 112.00-119.50.

Replacement Ewes: Medium and Large 1-2:

San Angelo: Hair ewe lambs 90-110 lbs 140.00-148.00 cwt; yearling hair ewes 168.00-174.00 per head; baby tooth hair ewes 158.00-178.00 per head; mixed age hair ewes 80-130 lbs 90.00-138.00 cwt.

Ft. Collins: No test.

Billings: Yearlings 125 lbs 141.00 cwt; baby tooth 130-150 lbs 55.50-64.00 cwt; solid to broken mouth 150-190 lbs 47.00-56.00 cwt, thin 31.00-47.00 cwt.

Sheep and lamb slaughter under federal inspection for the week to date totaled 38,000 compared with 38,000 last week and 40,000 last year.



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