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 SHEEP SUMMARY

(USDA Market News)

San Angelo, Texas

Dec. 24

Compared to last week slaughter lambs steady to $10 higher; slaughter ewes firm; feeder lambs firm. At San Angelo, Texas, 3,140 head sold this week. No sales in Equity Electronic Auction.

SLAUGHTER LAMBS Choice and Prime 2-3 90-160 lbs.:

San Angelo: shorn and wooled 100-145 lbs. $146-164.

SLAUGHTER LAMBS Choice and Prime 1:

San Angelo: 40-60 lbs. $188-196, new crop $206-222; 60-70 lbs. $184-190; 70-80 lbs. $175-185, set new crop $212; set new crop 87 lbs. $194; 90-100 lbs. $182-184.

SLAUGHTER EWES:

San Angelo: Good 2-3 (fleshy) $65-74; Utility and Good 1-3 (medium flesh) $74-85, few high-yielding $87-88; Utility 1-2 (thin) $65-74.

FEEDER LAMBS Medium and Large 1-2:

San Angelo: 55-90 lbs. $180-190.

REPLACEMENT EWES Medium and Large 1-2:

San Angelo: Baby tooth hair ewes 80-90 lbs. $100-112 cwt; solid mouth hair ewes 80-90 lbs. $90-105 cwt.

NATIONAL WOOL REVIEW

(USDA Market News)

Greeley, Colo.

Dec. 24

Domestic wool trading on a clean basis was slow this week. With 250,400 lbs. of confirmed sales this week. Demand moderate to good. All prices reported on a weighted average. Prices reflect a wool sale. prices reported on a weighted average.

Domestic wool trading on a greasy basis was slow this week. With 446,200 lbs. of confirmed sales this week. Demand moderate to good. All prices reported on a weighted average. Ewe Wools: Fleece States: 22 micron $1.46, 25 micron $1.17; Territory States: 21 micron $1.65, 22 micron $1.64, 25 micron $1.30; Texas/New Mexico 20 micron $1.66. Yearling Wools: Fleece States: 20 micron $1.60, 21 micron $1.48, 22 micron $1.43. Lamb Wools: Fleece States: 22 micron $1.14, 23 micron $1, 30-34 micron $.48; Territory States: 19 micron $1.14, 20 micron $1.10; 22 micron $1.10, 24 micron $1.06, 26 micron $.72. Territory Tags $.60; Territory bellies $.64. Black wool $.12-.24.

DOMESTIC WOOL TAGS - delivered to buyer, greasy basis:

#1 $.45-.50

#2 $.40-.45

#3 $.30-.40

The FSA effective LDP rate for wool is unchanged at $.29 per pound. The FSA effective LDP rate for mohair is unchanged at $0 per pound.

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