National wool and sheep review

Domestic wool trading on a greasy basis was very active this week. There were 363,926 pounds of confirmed trades reported.

Published on November 18, 2017 8:06PM


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. 17

Domestic wool trading on a clean basis was active this week. There were 207,543 pounds of confirmed trades reported. Prices reflect trades FOB warehouse in original bag or square pack, bellies out, some graded, and 76 mm or longer. No allowance made for coring, freight or handling fees at the warehouse level to reflect net grower prices (*) indicates new prices this week. (NA) represents microns not normally available in this region. Wools shorter than 75 mm typically discounted .10-.20 clean. Classed and skirted wools usually trade at a .10-.20 premium to original bag prices.

US Fleece Territory Texas and

Micron Grades States States New Mexico

18 80s None None None

19 70-80s None None None

20 64-70s None None None

21 64s None None None

22 62s 4.34* 4.66* None

23 60-62s 3.89* 4.41* None

24 60s None 3.56* None

25 58s None 3.23* None

26 56-58s None 3.05* None

27 54-56s None None None

28 54s None None NA

29 50-54s None 1.69* NA

30-34 44-50s None None NA

Domestic wool trading on a greasy basis was very active this week. There were 363,926 pounds of confirmed trades reported. All trades reported on a weighted average.

Fleece States Ewe Wool: 50-60mm 30-32 micron Black Faced 0.53; Lamb Wool: 60-65mm 22 micron 1.90, 55-65mm 23 micron 1.46.

Territory States Ewe Wool: 60-65 mm 23 micron 2.05; Lamb Wool: 45-55mm 28 micron 0.72; Black Wool: 55-60mm 25 micron 0.47; Bellies: 60-65mm 22 micron 1.31, 55-65mm 23 micron 1.18, 45-55mm 25 micron 0.89, 45-55mm 27 micron 0.75.

NATIONAL SHEEP SUMMARY

(USDA Market News)

San Angelo, Texas

Nov. 17

Compared to Nov. 10: Slaughter lambs were steady to sharply higher. Slaughter ewes were steady to sharply higher. Feeder were 2.00-12.00 lower. At San Angelo, Texas, 3365 head sold. Equity Electronic Auction sold 330 slaughter lambs in North Dakota. In direct trading slaughter ewes and feeder lambs were not tested. 2700 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs were steady. 2,934 lamb carcasses sold with all weights no trend due to confidentiality.

Note: This report will not be issued next week.

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

San Angelo: Shorn and wooled 105-130 lbs 122.00-130.00.

Ft. Collins, Colo.: Wooled 115-125 lbs 135.00-146.00; 155-160 lbs 130.00.

South Dakota: Shorn and wooled 115-150 lbs 123.00-131.00.

Billings, Mont.: No test.

Equity Elec: Shorn 150 lbs 125.75.

Slaughter Lambs: Choice and Prime 1-2:

San Angelo: 40-60 lbs 236.00-259.00, few 260.00-274.00; 60-70 lbs 210.00-232.00, few 236.00-256.00; 70-80 lbs 186.00-208.00, few 214.00-220.00; 80-90 lbs 170.00-182.00, few 192.00-194.00; 90-100 lbs 150.00-172.00, few 180.00-186.00.

Ft. Collins: 40-60 lbs 197.50-210.00; 60-70 lbs 185.00-190.00; 70-80 lbs 177.50-185.00; 80-90 lbs 162.50-171.00; 90-105 lbs 137.50-144.00.

Billings, Mont.: 68 lbs 175.00; 80-90 lbs 139.00-146.00; 90-105 lbs 125.00-128.00.

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

2700: Slaughter Lambs shorn and wooled 130-157 lbs 123.87-154.27 (wtd avg 135.85).

Slaughter Ewes:

San Angelo: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) no test; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 60.00-72.00; Utility and Good 1-3 (medium flesh) 78.00-86.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 70.00-74.00; Cull and Utility 1-2 (very thin) 50.00-62.00; Cull 1 (extremely thin) 35.00-40.00.

Ft. Collins: Good 3-5 (very fleshy) no test; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 75.00-86.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 50.00-58.00; Cull 1 (extremely thin) no test.

Billings: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) 51.00-54.00; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 52.00-57.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 50.00-64.00; Cull 1 50.00-64.00.

Feeder Lambs: Medium and Large 1-2:

San Angelo: 66 lbs 208.00; 83 lbs 140.00; 90-110 lbs 130.00.

Ft. Collins: 70-80 lbs 165.00-167.50; 86 lbs 142.50; 90-95 lbs 140.00-152.00; 129 lbs 128.00.

Billings: 50-60 lbs 187.00-200.00; 60-70 lbs 180.00-185.00; 70-80 lbs 174.00-190.00; 80-90 lbs 165.50-179.00; 90-100 lbs 147.50-160.50; 100-110 lbs 144.00-148.00; 110-120 lbs 128.00-140.00; 120-140 lbs 125.00-126.00.

Replacement Ewes: Medium and Large 1-2:

San Angelo: Mixed age hair ewes 80-130 lbs 86.00-138.00 cwt.

Ft. Collins: No test.

Billings: Exposed baby tooth 130-140 lbs 81.00 cwt; mixed age 120-175 lbs 58.00-67.00 cwt.

Sheep and lamb slaughter under federal inspection for the week to date totaled 40,000 compared to 39,000 last week and 41,000 last year.



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