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National wool and sheep review

At San Angelo, Texas, 3523 head sold.

Published on January 12, 2018 3:54PM


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)

Jan. 12

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 also at a standstill this week. There were no confirmed trades reported.

NATIONAL SHEEP SUMMARY

(USDA Market News)

San Angelo, Texas

Jan. 12

Compared to last week: No comparison on all classes due to the holidays. However a firm undertone noted. At San Angelo, Texas, 3523 head sold. Equity Electronic Auction sold 375 slaughter lambs in Nebraska and 320 slaughter lambs in North Dakota. In direct trading slaughter ewes and feeder lambs were not tested. 3600 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs were 3.00-5.00 lower. 2,058 lamb carcasses sold with all weights no trend due to confidentiality. All sheep sold per hundredweight (cwt) unless otherwise specified.

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

San Angelo: Shorn and wooled 100-145 lbs 130.00-150.00.

Ft.Collins, CO: Wooled 150-185 lbs 120.00-129.00.

South Dakota: Shorn and wooled 105-130 lbs 140.00-149.00; 130-150 lbs 134.00-147.00.

Billings, MT: No test.

Equity Elec: 120-155 lbs 134.25-136.75.

Slaughter Lambs: Choice and Prime 1-2:

San Angelo: 40-60 lbs 264.00-278.00, few 282.00; 60-70 lbs 250.00-266.00, few 270.00-278.00; 70-80 lbs 214.00-240.00, few 248.00-258.00; 80-90 lbs 208.00-228.00, few 230.00-32.00; 90-110 lbs 176.00-190.00.

Ft. Collins: 56 lbs 227.50; 60-70 lbs 220.00-232.50; 73 lbs 215.00; 80-95 lbs 210.00-215.00; 100 lbs 197.50.

Billings, MT: No test.

Direct Trading: (lambs fob with 3-4 percent shrink or equivalent) 3600: Slaughter Lambs shorn and wooled 123-173 lbs 118.00-152.35 (wtd avg 128.01).

Slaughter Ewes:

San Angelo: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) no test; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 70.00-82; Utility and Good 1-3 (medium flesh) 80.00-90.00, few 93.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 68.00-80.00; Culland Utility 1-2 (very thin) 56.00-65.00; Cull 1 (extremely thin) 40.00-50.00.

Ft. Collins: Good 3-5 (very fleshy) 85.00-95.00; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 75.00-85.50; Utility 1-2 (thin) no test; Cull 1 (extremely thin) no test.

Billings, MT: 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.

Ft. Collins: 122 lbs 149.00.

Billings: No test.

Replacement Ewes: Medium and Large 1-2:

San Angelo: Wool ewes and lambs 93.00 per head; hair ewes and lambs 96.00-107.00 per head; mixed age hair ewes 80-130 lbs 90.00-150.00 cwt.

Ft. Collins: No test.

Billings: No test.

Sheep and lamb slaughter under federal inspection for the week to date totaled 39,000 compared with 29,000 last week and 37,000 last year.



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