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
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
Compared to last week: Slaughter lambs very uneven, mostly steady to 10.00 lower. Slaughter ewes were mostly steady to 10.00 lower. Feeder lambs were under 80 lbs steady to 3.00 higher, heavier weights steady to 2.00 lower. At San Angelo, Texas, 3937 head sold.
Equity Electronic Auction sold 330 slaughter lambs in North Dakota. In direct trading slaughter ewes and feeder lambs were not tested; 6,000 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs were steady. 2,938 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 110-130 lbs 120.00-128.00.
Ft. Collins, Colo.: Wooled 140-145 lbs 155.00-160.00; 160-170 lbs 146.00-151.00.
Slaughter Lambs: Choice and Prime 1-2:
San Angelo: 40-60 lbs 220.00-238.00, few 242.00-248.00; 60-70 lbs 190.00-206.00; 70-80 lbs 160.00-178.00, few 184.00-208.00; 80-90 lbs 150.00-158.00; 90-100 lbs 120.00-130.00.
Ft. Collins: 72 lbs 187.50; 80 lbs 160.00.
Direct Trading: (lambs fob with 3-4 percent shrink or equivalent) 6000: Slaughter Lambs shorn and wooled 116-168 lbs 123.91-150.94 (wtd avg 135.19).
San Angelo: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) no test; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 60.00-68.00; Utility and Good 1-3 (medium flesh) 70.00-78.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 64.00-70.00; Cull and Utility 1-2 (very thin) 50.00-55.00; Cull 1 (extremely thin) 45.00-50.00.
Ft. Collins: Good 3-5 (very fleshy) 64.00-65.00; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 60.00-75.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 42.00-50.00; Cull 1 (extremely thin) no test.
Billings, Mont.: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) no test; Good 2-3 (fleshy) no test; Utility 1-2 (thin) no test; Cull and Utility 1-2 (very thin) no test; Cull 1 no test.
Feeder Lambs: Medium and Large 1-2:
San Angelo: No test.
Virginia: No test.
Ft. Collins: 79 lbs 160.00; 103 lbs 132.50.
Sheep and lamb slaughter under federal inspection for the week to date totaled 39,000 compared with 38,000 last week and 39,000 last year.