Sheep prices in dollars per hundredweight (cwt.) except some replacement animals on per head basis as indicated.

NATIONAL WOOL REVIEW

(USDA Market News

Nov. 30

Domestic wool trading on a clean basis was at a standstill this week. There were no confirmed trades reported. Domestic wool trading on a greasy basis was also at a standstill this week. There were no confirmed trades reported.

NATIONAL SHEEP SUMMARY

(USDA Market News)

San Angelo, Texas

Nov. 30

Compared to two weeks ago slaughter lambs were steady to 2.00 higher. Slaughter ewes were mostly 2.00-12.00 lower, except at San Angelo, Texas, firm to 8.00 higher. Feeder steady. At San Angelo, 5228 head sold. Equity Electronic Auction sold 335 slaughter lambs in North Dakota. In direct trading slaughter ewes and feeder lambs were not tested. 2400 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs were steady. 2,679 lamb carcasses sold with all weights no trend due to confidentiality. All sheep sold per hundred weight (CWT) unless otherwise specified.

Slaughter Lambs: Choice and Prime 2-3 90-160 lbs:

San Angelo: shorn and wooled 110-140 lbs 128.00-138.00.

VA: wooled 110-125 lbs 139.00.

PA: shorn and wooled 90-110 lbs 180.00-200.00; 110-130 lbs 152.00-180.00; 150-200 lbs 135.00-150.00.

Ft. Collins, CO: wooled 110-125 lbs 162.50-177.50; 125-150 lbs 135.00-150.00; 155-180 lbs 122.50-150.00.

South Dakota: shorn and wooled 110-150 lbs 121.00-134.00; 150-155 lbs 124.50-127.00.

Kalona, IA: wooled 120-165 lbs 125.00-134.00.

Billings, MT: no test.

Missouri: 120-140 lbs 107.50-115.00.

Equity Elec: shorn 145 lbs 126.00.

Slaughter Lambs: Choice and Prime 1-2:

San Angelo: 40-60 lbs 240.00-264.00, few 269.00; 60-70 lbs 218.00-232.00, few 238.00-240.00; 70-80 lbs 190.00-218.00, few 221.00; 80-90 lbs 170.00-188.00, few 198.00-208.00; 90-110 lbs 140.00-172.00, few 182.00.

Pennsylvania: 50-60 lbs 265.00-285.00; 60-70 lbs 205.00-230.00, few 245.00-255.00; 70-80 lbs 180.00-200.00, few 217.00-242.00; 80-90 lbs 180.00-195.00; 90-110 lbs 150.00-175.00.

Kalona, IA: 60-70 lbs 205.00-240.00; 70-90 lbs 150.00-160.00; 90-100 lbs 130.00-147.50; 100-110 lbs 127.50-140.00.

Ft. Collins: 40-60 lbs 215.00-222.50; 60-70 lbs 207.50-210.00, few 220.00; 70-110 lbs 170.00-180.00.

Missouri: 60-80 lbs 190.00-235.00; 80-95 lbs 140.00-170.00; 100-110 lbs 100.00-120.00.

Virginia: 60-80 lbs 184.00-194.00; 80-110 lbs 132.50-194.00.

South Dakota: 84 lbs 127.50; 90-100 lbs 143.00-144.00.

Billings, MT: no test.

Direct Trading: (lambs fob with 3-4 percent shrink or equivalent)

 2400: Slaughter Lambs shorn and wooled 135-173 lbs 122.08-145.36 (wtd avg 133.49).

Slaughter Ewes:

San Angelo: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) no test; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 55.00-60.00; Utility and Good 1-3 (medium flesh) 62.00-76.00, high-yielding 76.00-86.50; Utility 1-2 (thin) 50.00-60.00; Cull and Utility 1-2 (very thin) 40.00-50.00; Cull 1 (extremely thin) 30.00-40.00.

Pennsylvania: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) 40.00-65.00; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 50.00-85.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 50.00-70.00; Cull 1 no test.

Ft. Collins: Good 3-5 (very fleshy) 59.00-67.50; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 57.00-66.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 30.00-40.00; Cull 1 (extremely thin) no test.

Billings, MT: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) no test; Good 2-3 (fleshy) no test; Utility 1-2 (thin) no test; Cull 1 no test.

S. Dakota: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) 50.50-71.00; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 41.00-54.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 41.00-53.00; Cull 1 21.00-46.00.

Missouri: Good 2-3 60.00-80.00; Utility and Good 1-3 65.00-105.00; Utility 1-2 30.00-72.50.

Virginia: Good 2-4 80.00-85.00.

Kalona: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) 51.00; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 60.00-70.00; Utility and Good 1-3 (medium flesh) 44.00-50.00, high-yielding 59.00-62.50; Utility 1-2 (thin) 49.00; Cull and Utility 1-2 36.00.

Feeder Lambs: Medium and Large 1-2:

San Angelo: no test.

Virginia: no test.

Ft. Collins: no test.

Billings: no test.

Kalona: no test.

S. Dakota: 50-60 lbs 206.00; 60-70 lbs 180.00-207.00; 70-80 lbs 166.00-179.00, few 200.00; 80-90 lbs 155.00-180.00; 90-100 lbs 140.00-163.00; 100-110 lbs 121.00-145.00; 110-120 lbs 129.00-155.00; 121 lbs 125.00.

Missouri: no test.

Replacement Ewes: Medium and Large 1-2:

San Angelo: baby tooth wool ewes 106.00 per head; hair ewe lambs 65 lbs 234.00 cwt, 80 lbs 216.00 cwt; mixed age hair ewes 80-130 lbs 75.00-122.00 cwt.

Ft. Collins: no test.

Billings: no test.

S. Dakota: ewe lambs 104 lbs 155.00 cwt; yearlings 205.00 per head; baby tooth 200.00 per head; solid mouth 200.00-205.00 per head; solid to short solid mouth 110.00-140.00 per head; broken mouth 92.50 per head.

Kalona, IA: bred ewe 170 lbs 70.00 cwt.

Missouri: wool ewes 145-155 lbs 50.00-60.00 cwt; hair ewes 80-90 lbs 127.00-155.00 cwt, 100-175 lbs 80.00-132.00 cwt.

Virginia: no test.

Sheep and lamb slaughter under federal inspection for the week to date totaled 42,000 compared with 30,000 last week and 41,000 last year.

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