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)

Greeley, Colo.

April 22

Domestic wool trading on a clean basis was slow this week. With no confirmed sales this week. Demand good to very good. All prices reported on a weighted average. Domestic wool trading on a greasy basis was slow this week. With no confirmed sales this week. Demand good to very good. All prices reported on a weighted average.

Domestic Wool Tags - delivered to buyer, greasy basis:

#1 $.80-.90

#2 $.70-.75

#3 $.60-.65

The FSA effective LDP rate for wool is unchanged at $.00 per pound. The FSA effective LDP rate for mohair is unchanged at $.00 per pound.

NATIONAL SHEEP SUMMARY

(USDA Market News)

San Angelo, Texas

April 22

Compared to last week slaughter lambs mostly $10-20 lower, except light lambs at New Holland, Pa., $10-15 higher. Slaughter ewes mostly $4-10 lower. Feeder lambs were weak to $15 lower, except at Ft. Collins, Colo., $5-10 higher. At San Angelo, Texas, 7,885 head sold this week. Equity Electronic Auction sold 125 slaughter lambs in Wisconsin. In direct trading slaughter ewes and feeder lambs were not tested. 2,900 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs were firm and 13,900 head of formula sales were $2 lower. 12,929 lamb carcasses sold with 45 lbs. and down $73.18 higher; 45-65 lbs. $5.85 lower; 65-75 lbs. $7.77 higher; 75 lbs. and up $5.27-24.58 lower.

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

San Angelo: shorn and wooled 100-150 lbs. $140-150.

SLAUGHTER LAMBS Choice and Prime 1:

San Angelo: 40-60 lbs. $180-190; 60-70 lbs. $180-192; 70-90 lbs. $180-186; 90-100 lbs. $170-176.

DIRECT TRADING: (lambs FOB with 3-4 percent shrink or equivalent)

2,900 Slaughter Lambs shorn and wooled 105-195 lbs. $165-210 (wtd avg $185.87); no dressed sales reported.

SLAUGHTER EWES:

San Angelo: Good 2-3 (fleshy) $60-66, few $55; Utility and Good 1-3 (medium flesh) $65-75; Utility 1-2 (thin) $58-72; Cull and Utility 1-2 (very thin) $53-58; Cull 1 (extremely thin) $30-53.

FEEDER LAMBS Medium and Large 1-2:

San Angelo: new crop 45-70 lbs. $190-214; 70-90 lbs. $190-200; 90-105 lbs. $180-184.

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 $595.69

45-55 lbs. $419.78

55-65 lbs. $381.61

65-75 lbs. $359.51

75-85 lbs. $352.25

85 lbs. and up $336.86

Sheep and lamb slaughter under federal inspection for the week to date totaled 48,000 compared with 52,000 last week and 40,000 last year.

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