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.

March 11

Domestic wool trading on a clean basis was at a standstill this week. There were no confirmed trades. Spring shearing is in full swing and collection for coring samples is taking place as wool is being marketed. Domestic wool trading on a greasy basis was at a standstill this week. There were no confirmed trades.

Domestic wool tags

No. 1 $.60-.70

No. 2 $.50-.60

No. 3 $.40-.50

NATIONAL SHEEP SUMMARY

(USDA Market News)

San Angelo, Texas

March 11

Compared to last week: Heavy slaughter lambs were steady to $4 lower; light slaughter lambs were steady to $5 higher. Slaughter ewes were mostly steady to $8 lower. Feeder lambs were firm to $5 higher.

At San Angelo, Texas, 3,891 head sold in a one-day sale. Equity Electronic Auction sold 577 slaughter lambs in Oregon and Nebraska. In direct trading slaughter ewes and feeder lambs were not tested. 4,400 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs were weak. 12,600 head of formula sales had no trend due to confidentiality. 5,996 lamb carcasses sold with 45 lbs. and down $51.02 higher; 45-55 lbs. and up had no trend due to confidentiality; 55-65 lbs. $6.35 lower; 65-75 lbs. $1.74 lower; 75-85 lbs. $3.08 lower and 85 lbs. and up no trend due to confidentiality.

SLAUGHTER LAMBS Choice and Prime 2-3:

San Angelo: shorn and wooled 115-145 lbs. $121-136; 150-170 lbs. $102-112.

SLAUGHTER LAMBS Choice and Prime 1:

San Angelo: 40-60 lbs. $230-248, few $250; 60-70 lbs. $223-238; 70-80 lbs. $218-222; 80-90 lbs. $198-210; 90-100 lbs. $180-186.

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

4,400 Slaughter Lambs shorn and wooled 96-169 lbs. $121.91-175 (wtd avg $136.57).

SLAUGHTER EWES:

San Angelo: Good 2-3 (fleshy) $61-72; Utility and Good 1-3 (medium flesh) $82-93; Utility 1-2 (thin) $72-78; Cull and Utility 1-2 (very thin) $60-65; Cull 1 (extremely thin) $30-54.

FEEDER LAMBS Medium and Large 1-2:

San Angelo: 70-80 lbs. $180-188; 90 lbs. $170.

REPLACEMENT EWES Medium and Large 1-2:

San Angelo: hair ewe lambs 80-90 lbs. $224-228 cwt; baby tooth hair ewes 75-100 lbs. $130-136 cwt; mixed age hair ewes 100-150 lbs. $100-120 cwt.

NATIONAL WEEKLY LAMB CARCASS Choice and Prime 1-4:

Weight Wtd. avg.

45 lbs. Down $556.07

55-65 lbs. $326.93

65-75 lbs. $287.55

75-85 lbs. $277.06

Sheep and lamb slaughter under federal inspection for the week to date totaled 41,000 compared with 40,000 last week and 41,000 last year.

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