Compiled by USDA Market News Service, Greeley, Colo.-San Angelo, Texas

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.

Oct. 2

Domestic wool trading on a clean basis was very slow this week. With no confirmed sales this week. Demand moderate.

All prices reported on a weighted average price.

Greasy wool trading was very slow this week. With no confirmed sales this week. Demand moderate. Prices are reported on a weighted average.

FSA Wool LDP payment unchanged at $.29 per pound net grower on a greasy basis. This week's Mohair LDP down $.06 at $.57 per pound.

Domestic Wool Tags - delivered to buyer, greasy basis:

#1 $.25-.30

#2 $.15-.20

#3 $.05-.10

Mohair trading activity was at a standstill this week. With no confirmed sales this week.

NATIONAL SHEEP SUMMARY

(USDA Market News)

San Angelo, Texas

Oct. 2

Compared to last week slaughter lambs mostly steady, instances $1-3 higher; slaughter ewes steady; feeder lambs steady to $4 higher.

At San Angelo, Texas, 8,205 head sold in a one-day sale.

Equity Electronic Auction sold 595 slaughter lambs in Wisconsin and North Dakota. In direct trading slaughter ewes and feeder lambs steady. 3,400 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs were firm and 19,300 head of formulated sales were $1-2 lower. 10,579 lamb carcasses sold with 65 lbs and down higher; 65 lbs and up $.10-1.83 lower.

SLAUGHTER LAMBS Choice and Prime 90-160 lbs.:

San Angelo: shorn and wooled 90-120 lbs. $85-95.

Intermountain area (Colo., Wyo., Mont.): wooled 112 lbs. $87; 115-140 lbs. $88-93.50.

SLAUGHTER LAMBS Good and Choice 1-2:

San Angelo: 40-60 lbs. $100-110, set 112; 60-70 lbs. $93-106; 70-100 lbs. $90-100, set $102. Hair lambs 40-95 lbs. $90-105, few $105-112.

Intermt. area: 50-70 lbs. $93-103; 70-80 lbs. $90.50-95.50; 80-85 lbs. $95-101; 90-110 lbs. $85-101. Hair lambs 61 lbs. $101; 70-80 lbs. $88-94; 80-90 lbs. $85.50-90.

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

3,400 Slaughter lambs shorn and wooled 130-150 lbs. $91.97-99 (wtd avg $96.12); no dressed sales reported.

Idaho: 300 Slaughter Ewes Utility and Good 1-3 $25; Cull 1 $15.

SLAUGHTER EWES

San Angelo: Good 2-3 $25-35; Utility and Good 1-3 $35-48; Utility 1-2 27.$50-36; Cull and Utility 1-2 $20-30.50; Cull 1 $8-20.

Billings, Mont.: no test.

FEEDER LAMBS Medium and Large 1-2:

San Angelo: 57 lbs. $99; 60-90 lbs. $92-95.

Intermt area: 60-70 lbs. $107.50-110.50; 83 lbs. $103; 100-110 lbs. $92.50-99.50; 110-120 lbs. $91-93.25; 120-130 lbs. $91-92.75.

REPLACEMENT EWES Medium and Large 1-2:

San Angelo: Yearlings $50 per head; solid mouth $54.50 per head.

Billings, Mont.: no test.

NATIONAL WEEKLY LAMB CARCASS Choice and Prime 1-4:

Weight Wtd. avg.

45 lbs. down $293.98

45-55 lbs. $248.03

55-65 lbs. $213.02

65-75 lbs. $206.15

75-85 lbs. $203.23

85 lbs. and up $197.08

Sheep and lamb slaughter under federal inspection for the week to date totaled 49,000 compared with 52,000 last week and 49,000 last year.

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