Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2012 12:00 AM
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 at a standstill this week. There were no confirmed sales. Demand very light to light. Domestic wool trading on a greasy basis was at a standstill 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 Sept. 28 slaughter lambs ranged from steady to sharply higher. Slaughter ewes were steady to $4 higher. Feeder lambs were steady to sharply higher. At San Angelo, Texas, 3,103 head sold in a one-day sale. No sales in Equity Electronic Auction. In direct trading slaughter ewes were not tested and feeder lambs were weak. 4,200 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs were $2 lower and 10,200 head of formula sales of dressed lambs under 55 lbs. were sharply lower; 55-85 lbs. were steady to $3 higher and over 85 lbs. were $3-4 lower. 6,281 lamb carcasses sold with 55 lbs. and down $7.28-17.56 lower and 55 lbs. and up $1.79-4.28 lower.
SLAUGHTER LAMBS Choice and Prime 2-3:
San Angelo: shorn and wooled 100-150 lbs. $86-106, mostly $98-106.
SLAUGHTER LAMBS Choice and Prime 1:
San Angelo: 40-60 lbs. $180-230; 60-70 lbs. $162-175, few $190; 70-80 lbs. $148-162, few $180-190; 80-90 lbs. $146-162; 90-110 lbs. $122-142.
DIRECT TRADING (Lambs with 3-4 percent shrink or equivalent)
4,200 Slaughter Lambs shorn and wooled 100-155 lbs. $89.86-112 (wtd avg $102.88); no dressed sales reported.
San Angelo: Good 2-3 (fleshy) $42-51; Utility and Good 1-3 (medium flesh) $50-62, high-yielding $66; Utility 1-2 (thin) $49-56.
FEEDER LAMBS Medium and Large 1-2:
San Angelo: 70-80 lbs. $124-126; 80-90 lbs. $118-120; 90-110 lbs. $104-110, few $116.
REPLACEMENT EWES Medium and Large 1-2:
San Angelo: baby tooth $102 per head; solid mouth $81-90 per head; solid mouth hair ewes $120 per head.
NATIONAL WEEKLY LAMB CARCASS Choice and Prime 1-4:
Weight Wtd. avg.
45 lbs. down $336.74
45-55 lbs. $328.51
55-65 lbs. $284.97
65-75 lbs. $258.26
75-85 lbs. $241.04
85 lbs. and up $210.34
Sheep and lamb slaughter under federal inspection for the week to date totaled 40,000 compared with 41,000 last week and 38,000 last year.