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. With no confirmed sales this week. Demand moderate to good. All prices reported on a weighted average. Prices reflect a wool sale.
Domestic wool trading on a greasy basis was slow this week. With no confirmed sales this week. Demand moderate to good. All prices reported on a weighted average.
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.
NATIONAL SHEEP SUMMARY
(USDA Market News)
San Angelo, Texas
Compared to last week the winter storm canceled most sales throughout the United States. Slaughter lambs were $5-10 lower at New Holland, Pa., while at San Angelo, Texas, heavy slaughter lambs were $10-20 higher and light slaughter lambs were weak. Slaughter ewes were weak to $10 lower. Feeder lambs were not well tested. Storm shortened receipts totaled 2,077 head at San Angelo this week. Equity Electronic Auction sold 150 slaughter lambs in Wisconsin. In direct trading slaughter ewes were $2 higher and feeder lambs were not tested. 5,800 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs and 6,200 head of formula sales were $3 higher. 7,205 lamb carcasses sold with 55 lbs. and down higher; 55 lbs. and up $2.02-3.10 higher.
SLAUGHTER LAMBS Choice and Prime 2-3 90-160 lbs.:
San Angelo: shorn and wooled 105-150 lbs. $180-200.
SLAUGHTER LAMBS Choice and Prime 1:
San Angelo: 40-60 lbs. $198-210, set 215; 60-70 lbs. $190-201; 70-80 lbs. $195-198; 85-90 lbs. $192-196.
DIRECT TRADING: (lambs FOB with 3-4 percent shrink or equivalent)
5,800 Slaughter Lambs shorn and wooled 110-170 lbs. $142-171.60 (wtd avg $157.88); no dressed sales reported.
Idaho: 600 Slaughter Ewes Utility and Good 1-3 $72.
San Angelo: Good 2-3 (fleshy) set $72; Utility and Good 1-3 (medium flesh) $83-95; Utility 1-2 (thin) $72-80; Utility and Cull 1-2 (very thin) $70-72; Cull 1 (extremely thin) $58-60.
FEEDER LAMBS Medium and Large 1-2:
San Angelo: 90-105 lbs. old crop $190-192.
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 $372.38
45-55 lbs. $338.70
55-65 lbs. $315.75
65-75 lbs. $301.41
75-85 lbs. $296.46
85 lbs. and up $293.26
Sheep and lamb slaughter under federal inspection for the week to date totaled 37,000 compared with 36,000 last week and 43,000 last yea