National Wool Review

May 3

Domestic wool trading on a clean basis was inactive this week. There were no confirmed trades reported.

National Sheep Summary

May 3

Compared to last week: Slaughter lambs were firm to sharply higher. Slaughter ewes were steady to 14.00 higher. Feeder lambs were not well tested. At San Angelo, Texas, 3694 head sold. No sales in Equity Electronic Auction. In direct trading slaughter ewes and feeder lambs were not tested. 5900 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs were steady. 3,270 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 110-180 lbs 120.00-132.00, few 140.00.

VA: wooled 110-125 lbs 190.00-207.50.

PA: shorn and wooled 90-100 lbs 225.00-245.00; 100-150 lbs 210.00-250.00, few 265.00; 150 lbs 200.00.

Ft. Collins, Colo.: wooled 140 lbs 160.00.

S. Dakota: shorn and wooled 100-105 lbs 160.00-172.00; 115-130 lbs 160.00-171.00; 130-145 lbs 163.00-169.00.

Kalona, Iowa: wooled 112 lbs 187.50.

Billings, MT: no test.

Missouri: no test.

Equity Elec: no sales.

Slaughter Lambs: Choice and Prime 1-2:

San Angelo: 40-60 lbs 200.00-224.00, few 230.00-232.00; 60-70 lbs 180.00-202.00, few 204.00-218.00; 70-80 lbs 170.00-192.00, few 200.00-204.00; 80-90 lbs 150.00-176.00, few 182.00-184.00; 90-110 lbs 148.00-164.00.

Pennsylvania: 30-40 lbs 240.00-245.00, few 270.00-315.00; 40-50 lbs 245.00-290.00, few 290.00-315.00; 50-60 lbs 250.00-285.00, few 295.00-330.00; 60-70 lbs 220.00-255.00, few 265.00; 70-80 lbs 210.00-248.00, few 250.00-255.00; 80-90 lbs 190.00-237.00.

Kalona, IA: 30-60 lbs 187.50-250.00; 60-70 lbs 187.50-222.50; 70-80 lbs 192.00-217.50; 80-90 lbs 195.00-210.00; 90-105 lbs 192.50-200.00.

Ft. Collins, Colo.: 45-50 lbs 202.50-205.00; 60-80 lbs 200.00-212.50; 90-105 lbs 190.00-215.00.

Missouri: 50-70 lbs 170.00-190.00; 75 lbs 170.00.

Virginia: 30-60 lbs 200.00-232.50; 60-80 lbs 202.00-232.50; 80-110 lbs 190.00-207.50.

S. Dakota: 98 lbs 169.00.

Billings, Mont.: no test.

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

5900: Slaughter Lambs shorn and wooled 117-183 lbs 135.00-160.00 (wtd avg 152.80).

Slaughter Ewes:

San Angelo: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) no test; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 55.00-72.00; Utility and Good 1-3 (medium flesh) 72.00-81.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 59.00-72.00; Cull and Utility 1-2 (very thin) 50.00-60.00; Cull 1 (extremely thin) 38.00-50.00.

Pennsylvania: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) no test; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 70.00-110.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 50.00-95.00; Cull 1 no test.

Ft. Collins: Good 3-5 (very fleshy) 65.00-77.50; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 70.00-80.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 45.00-47.50; Cull 1 (extremely thin) no test.

Billings, Mont.: 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) 57.00-69.00; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 51.00-66.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 43.00-60.00; Cull 1 10.00-25.00.

Missouri: Good 2-3 (fleshy) 70.00-105.00; Utility and Good 1-3 (medium flesh) 40.00-70.00.

Virginia: Good 2-4 80.00-110.00; Utility 1-2 115.00; Cull 1 67.00-77.50.

Kalona: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) no test; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 47.50-67.00; Utility and Good 1-3 (medium flesh) 46.00-70.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 40.00-59.00; Cull and Utility 1-2 (very thin) no test; Cull 1 no test.

Feeder Lambs: Medium and Large 1-2:

San Angelo: no test.

Virginia: no test.

Ft. Collins: 58 lbs 177.50; 78 lbs 177.50.

Billings: no test.

Kalona: no test.

So Dakota: 49 lbs 192.50; 50-60 lbs 161.00-186.00; 61 lbs 185.00.

Missouri: 30-50 lbs 150.00-157.50.

Replacement Ewes: Medium and Large 1-2:

San Angelo: mixed age hair ewes 80-130 lbs 86.00-116.00 cwt; hair ewes and lambs 64.00-86.00 per head.

Ft. Collins: no test.

Billings: no test.

So Dakota: no test.

Kalona, IA: no test.

Missouri: hair ewes 100-120 lbs 110.00-117.50 cwt.

Virginia: no test.

Sheep and lamb slaughter under federal inspection for the week to date totaled 41,000 compared with 414,000 last week and 37,000 last year.

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