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Slaughter lambs were 10.00-20.00 lower, instances 20.00-40.00 lower. Slaughter ewes were weak to 5.00 lower, instances 10.00-20.00 lower.

Published on April 20, 2018 2:23PM


Sheep prices in dollars per hundredweight (cwt.) except some replacement animals on per head basis as indicated.

NATIONAL WOOL REVIEW

(USDA Market News

April 20

Domestic wool trading on a clean basis was very active for bidding this week. Close to 1 million pounds of wool were bid on Thursday, though confirmation of sales could not be determined for this report. The results of confirmed sales will be included on the report next week. Domestic wool trading on a greasy basis was at a standstill this week. No confirmed trades were reported.

NATIONAL SHEEP SUMMARY

(USDA Market News)

San Angelo, Texas

April 20

Compared to last week slaughter lambs were 10.00-20.00 lower, instances 20.00-40.00 lower. Slaughter ewes were weak to 5.00 lower, instances 10.00-20.00 lower. Feeder lambs weak in light test. At San Angelo, Texas, 6808 head sold. Equity Electronic Auction sold 1200 slaughter lambs in California. In direct trading slaughter ewes and feeder lambs not tested. 3100 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs were steady to 1.00 lower. 2,653 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 110-155 lbs 120.00-134.00, few 138.00-142.00.

VA: wooled 90-110 lbs 188.00.

PA: shorn and wooled 90-110 lbs 270.00-285.00; 110-130 lbs 232.00-275.00; 130-150 lbs 215.00-240.00; 150-200 lbs 190.00-225.00.

Ft. Collins, CO: wooled 145-175 lbs 130.00-160.00.

South Dakota: shorn and wooled 140-155 lbs 141.00-143.00.

Kalona, IA: no test.

Billings, MT: no test.

Missouri: no test.

Equity Elec: shorn 145-165 lbs 143.50.

Slaughter Lambs: Choice and Prime 1-2:

San Angelo: 40-60 lbs 208.00-226.00; 60-70 lbs 196.00-222.00; 70-80 lbs 194.00-202.00, few 207.00-210.00; 80-90 lbs 190.00-202.00; 90-110 lbs 180.00-196.00, few 199.00.

Pennsylvania: 40-50 lbs 265.00-287.00; 50-60 lbs 260.00-280.00, few 280.00-295.00; 60-70 lbs 255.00-275.00, few 280.00-290.00; 70-80 lbs 245.00-275.00, few 275.00-285.00; 80-90 lbs 245.00-272.00, few 270.00-290.00.

Kalona, IA: 40-50 lbs 222.50-250.00; 50-60 lbs 220.00-235.00; 60-70 lbs 220.00-235.00; 70-80 lbs 225.00-234.00; 80-90 lbs 224.00-236.00.

Ft. Collins: 40-60 lbs 220.00-250.00; 60-80 lbs 230.00-240.00; 80-90 lbs 235.00-255.00; 100-105 lbs 230.00-232.50.

Missouri: 60-70 lbs 230.00-240.00; 70-105 lbs 200.00-225.00.

Virginia: 30-60 lbs 237.50-240.00; 60-80 lbs 221.00-250.00; 80-110 lbs 189.00-213.00.

South Dakota: 90-100 lbs 143.00-145.00.

Billings, MT: 70-80 lbs 182.00-185.00; 80-90 lbs 177.50-178.00; 107 lbs 161.00.

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

3100: Slaughter Lambs shorn and wooled 134-159 lbs 135.00-158.84 (wtd avg 148.82).

Slaughter Ewes:

San Angelo: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) no test; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 64.00-75.00; Utility and Good 1-3 (medium flesh) 76.00-85.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 65.00-75.00; Cull and Utility 1-2 (very thin) 60.00-65.00; Cull 1 (extremely thin) 20.00-59.00.

Pennsylvania: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) 50.00-100.00; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 72.00-135.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 75.00-120.00; Cull 1 no test.

Ft. Collins: Good 3-5 (very fleshy) 77.50-88.50; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 80.00-92.50; Utility 1-2 (thin) 55.00-57.50; Cull 1 (extremely thin) no test.

Billings, MT: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) 48.00-53.00; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 56.00-70.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 54.00-66.00; Cull 1 48.00-58.00.

So Dakota: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) no test; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 45.00-53.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 42.00-54.00; Cull 1 37.00.

Missouri: Utility and Good 1-3 (medium flesh) 50.00-85.00.

Virginia: Good 2-4 80.00-94.00; Utility 1-2 82.00; Cull 1 64.00.

Kalona: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) no test; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 60.00-82.50; Utility and Good 1-2 (medium flesh) 65.00-73.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 58.00-74.00; Cull 1 no test.

Feeder Lambs: Medium and Large 1-2:

San Angelo: 50-90 lbs 198.00-226.00; 98 lbs 218.00.

Virginia: no test.

Ft. Collins: no test.

Billings: old crop 87 lbs 180.00; 90-100 lbs 175.00-177.50.

Kalona: 25-30 lbs 255.00-280.00; 30-35 lbs 257.50-270.00.

So Dakota: 40-50 lbs 200.00-222.50; 60-70 lbs 185.00-187.50.

Missouri: no test.

Replacement Ewes: Medium and Large 1-2:

San Angelo: baby tooth hair ewes 136.00-150.00 per head; mixed age hair ewes 80-130 lbs 90.00-135.00 cwt.

Ft. Collins: no test.

Billings: bred baby tooth 187.50 per head; bred baby tooth to solid mouth 175.00 per head; yearlings 125-160 lbs 81.00-100.00 cwt; baby tooth 125-165 lbs 61.00-75.00 cwt.

So Dakota: no test.

Kalona, IA: no test.

Missouri: mixed age hair ewes 80-150 lbs 100.00-125.00 cwt; hair ewes and lambs 65.00-85.00 per head.

Virginia: no test.

Sheep and lamb slaughter under federal inspection for the week to date totaled 37,000 compared with 38,000 last week and 32,000 last year.



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