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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)

Greeley, Colo.

Dec. 20

Domestic wool trading on a clean basis was slow this week. There was 53,800 lbs. of confirmed trades this week. Demand moderate. Domestic wool trading on a greasy basis was slow this week. There was 457,000 lbs. of confirmed trades this week. Territory States ewe wool: 22 micron $1.88; 23 micron $1.69.

Domestic Wool Tags — delivered to buyer, greasy basis:

#1 $.45-.50

#2 $.30-.40

#3 $.15-.25

NATIONAL SHEEP SUMMARY

(USDA Market News)

San Angelo, Texas

Dec. 20

Compared to last week slaughter lambs were $10-30 higher. Slaughter ewes were steady to $10 higher. Feeder lambs were steady to $10 higher. At San Angelo, Texas, 3,814 head sold in a one-day sale. No sales in Equity Electronic Auction. In direct trading slaughter ewes were not tested; feeder lambs were steady. 7,000 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs were steady to $1 lower and 10,500 head of formula sales of carcasses under 65 lbs. were not well tested; 65-75 lbs. were $3-4 lower; 75-95 lbs. were $1 higher and no test on over 95 lbs. 7,002 lamb carcasses sold with 45 lbs. and down $10.59 higher; 45-55 lbs. $.43 lower; 55-65 lbs. $4.35 higher and 65 lbs. and up $2.40-2.91 higher.

SLAUGHTER LAMBS Choice and Prime 2-3:

San Angelo: shorn and wooled 100-135 lbs. $162-178.

SLAUGHTER LAMBS Choice and Prime 1:

San Angelo: 40-60 lbs. $220-250; 60-70 lbs. $200-230, few $242-264; 70-80 lbs. $192-202, few $234; 80-90 lbs. $190-200; 90-110 lbs. $182-190, few $200.

DIRECT TRADING (Lambs with 3-4 percent shrink or equivalent):

7,000 Slaughter Lambs shorn and wooled 124-166 lbs. $140-174 (weighted avg. $156.54); 173 lbs. $155; no dressed sales reported.

Idaho: 1,000 Feeder Lambs 110-120 lbs. $180; 140-150 lbs. $165.

SLAUGHTER EWES:

San Angelo: Utility and Good 1-3 (medium flesh) $72-84, few $84-90; Utility 1-2 (thin) $62-74; Cull and Utility 1-2 (very thin) 42-58; Cull 1 (extremely thin) $30-36.

FEEDER LAMBS Medium and Large 1-2:

San Angelo: 45-60 lbs. $206-218; 60-80 lbs. $202-218; 80-100 lbs. $192-208; 100-110 lbs. $184-192.

REPLACEMENT EWES Medium and Large 1-2:

San Angelo: mixed age hair ewes 70-145 lbs. $102-120 cwt.

NATIONAL WEEKLY LAMB CARCASS Choice and Prime 1-4:

Weight Wtd. avg.

45 lbs. down $406.14

45-55 lbs. $352.54

55-65 lbs. $320.11

65-75 lbs. $298.39

75-85 lbs. $290.03

85 lbs. and up $287.36

Sheep and lamb slaughter under federal inspection for the week to date totaled 39,000 compared with 42,000 last week and 45,000 last year.



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