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)
Domestic wool trading on a clean basis was slow this week. There were no confirmed sales. Demand light to moderate. Domestic wool trading on a greasy basis was slow this week. There were no confirmed sales.
Domestic Wool Tags - delivered to buyer, greasy basis:
The FSA effective LDP rate for wool is unchanged at $0 per pound. The FSA effective LDP rate for mohair is unchanged at $0 per pound.
NATIONAL SHEEP SUMMARY
(USDA Market News)
San Angelo, Texas
Compared to Jan. 11 slaughter lambs were steady to $1 higher, instances $10-20 higher at New Holland, Pa. Slaughter ewes were steady and at New Holland $5-10 lower. Feeder lambs were steady. At San Angelo, Texas, 3,585 head sold in a one-day sale. Equity Electronic Auction sold 350 slaughter lambs in Nebraska. In direct trading slaughter ewes were not tested; no comparison on feeder lambs. 2,000 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs were $2 lower and 13,700 head of formula sales of dressed lambs under 65 lbs. were not well tested; 65-75 lbs. were $4 higher; 75-85 lbs. were steady to $1 higher and over 85 lbs. were steady. 5,733 lamb carcasses sold with 55 lbs. and down $11.57-16.56 higher; 55-65 lbs. $1.08 lower; and 65 lbs. and up $.38 lower to $.41 higher.
SLAUGHTER LAMBS Choice and Prime 2-3:
San Angelo: shorn and wooled 100-150 lbs. $108-124.
SLAUGHTER LAMBS Choice and Prime 1:
San Angelo: 40-60 lbs. $184-201; 60-70 lbs. $158-178, few $188; 70-80 lbs. $148-167; 80-90 lbs. $122-139, few $142-149; 90-110 lbs. $120-128, few $132-145.
DIRECT TRADING (Lambs with 3-4 percent shrink or equivalent)
2,000 Slaughter Lambs shorn and wooled 125-175 lbs. $93.50-121 (wtd avg $110.60); no dressed sales reported.
San Angelo: Good 2-3 (fleshy) $50-61; Utility and Good 1-3 (medium flesh) $62-70; Utility 1-2 (thin) $50-62.
FEEDER LAMBS Medium and Large 1-2:
San Angelo: 50-60 lbs. $168-170; 65-80 lbs. $130.50-138; 105-120 lbs. $121-128.
REPLACEMENT EWES Medium and Large 1-2:
San Angelo: mixed age hair ewes 140 lbs. $81-106 cwt.
NATIONAL WEEKLY LAMB CARCASS Choice and Prime 1-4:
Weight Wtd. avg.
45 lbs. down $381.41
45-55 lbs. $348.61
55-65 lbs. $281.12
65-75 lbs. $254.74
75-85 lbs. $235.57
85 lbs. and up $211.19
Sheep and lamb slaughter under federal inspection for the week to date totaled 38,000 compared with 39,000 last week and 34,000 last year.