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 8

Domestic wool trading on a clean basis was moderate this week. With 85,000 lbs. of 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 $.03 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 8

Compared to last week slaughter lambs steady to $10 lower, except light lambs at San Angelo, Texas, were $5-10 higher. Slaughter ewes were steady to $5 lower. Feeder lambs were $5-10 lower. At San Angelo 6,205 head sold this week. No sales in Equity Electronic Auction. In direct trading slaughter ewes and feeder lambs were not tested. 3,800 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs were $5-6 higher and 12,400 head of formula sales were steady to $1 lower. 8,849 lamb carcasses sold with 55 lbs. and down mixed; 55-65 lbs. $6.03 higher; 65 lbs. and up $2.67-3.33 higher.

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

San Angelo: shorn and wooled 100-175 lbs. $160-184.

SLAUGHTER LAMBS Choice and Prime 1:

San Angelo: 40-60 lbs. $214-232, few $245-248; 60-70 lbs. $210-226, few $238; 70-80 lbs. $206-212; 80-90 lbs. $192-216; 90-100 lbs. $180-190.

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

3,800 Slaughter Lambs shorn and wooled 100-180 lbs. $170-200.98 (wtd avg $192.33); no dressed sales reported.

SLAUGHTER EWES:

San Angelo: Good 2-3 (fleshy) $64-74; Utility and Good 1-3 (medium flesh) $75-88; Utility 1-2 (thin) $62-75; Cull and Utility 1-2 (very thin) $56-62; Cull 1 (extremely thin) $30-55.

FEEDER LAMBS Medium and Large 1-2:

San Angelo: new crop 40-70 lbs. $232-242; 70-90 lbs. $225-240; 90-105 lbs. $225-235.

REPLACEMENT EWES Medium and Large 1-2:

San Angelo: Yearlings $200-201 per head; baby tooth 135-150 lbs. $118-126 cwt; hair ewes baby tooth 70-85 lbs. $120-146 cwt; solid mouth 90-115 lbs. $92-94 cwt.

NATIONAL WEEKLY LAMB CARCASS Choice and Prime 1-4:

Weight Wtd. avg.

45 lbs. down $490.50

45-55 lbs. $421.96

55-65 lbs. $387.11

65-75 lbs. $361.69

75-85 lbs. $356.08

85 lbs. and up $346.24

Sheep and lamb slaughter under federal inspection for the week to date totaled 41,000 compared with 44,000 last week and 38,000 last year.

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