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 last week slaughter lambs were steady to $2 higher, except $10-20 lower at New Holland, Pa. Slaughter ewes were steady to $4 lower. Feeder lambs were firm. At San Angelo, Texas, 3,776 head sold in a one-day sale.
No sales in Equity Electronic Auction. In direct trading slaughter ewes and feeder lambs were not tested. 4,300 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs were $4 higher and 10,800 head of formula sales of dressed lambs under 65 lbs. were not well tested; 65-75 lbs. were $1-2 lower; and over 75 lbs. were $4-5 higher. 5,363 lamb carcasses sold with 45 lbs. and down $8.91 higher; 45-65 lbs. $3.55-3.57 higher; and 65 lbs. and up $.45-1.38 higher.
SLAUGHTER LAMBS Choice and Prime 2-3:
San Angelo: shorn and wooled 100-160 lbs. $110-122.
SLAUGHTER LAMBS Choice and Prime 1:
San Angelo: 40-60 lbs. $180-198; 60-70 lbs. $154-174, few $180-186; 70-80 lbs. $152-164, few $173; 80-90 lbs. $123-144; 90-110 lbs. $124-134.
DIRECT TRADING (Lambs with 3-4 percent shrink or equivalent)
4,300 Slaughter Lambs shorn and wooled 60-190 lbs. $93.50-130 (wtd avg $114.71); no dressed sales reported.
San Angelo: Good 2-3 (fleshy) $54-60; Utility and Good 1-3 (medium flesh) $58-70; Utility 1-2 (thin) $52-58.
FEEDER LAMBS Medium and Large 1-2:
San Angelo: 50-60 lbs. $176-178; 60-90 lbs. $131-148, few $162; 90-105 lbs. $122-141.
REPLACEMENT EWES Medium and Large 1-2:
San Angelo: no test.
NATIONAL WEEKLY LAMB CARCASS Choice and Prime 1-4:
Weight Wtd. avg.
45 lbs. down $390.32
45-55 lbs. $352.18
55-65 lbs. $284.67
65-75 lbs. $255.65
75-85 lbs. $236.02
85 lbs. and up $212.57
Sheep and lamb slaughter under federal inspection for the week to date totaled 37,000 compared with 38,000 last week and 37,000 last year.