National Wool Review

Feb. 22

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

National Sheep Summary

Feb. 22

Compared to last week slaughter lambs were firm to 5.00 higher. Slaughter ewes were uneven, fleshier ewes 5.00-10.00 higher and thin ewes weak to 5.00 lower. Feeder lambs were not well tested. At San Angelo, Texas, 3523 head sold. No sales in Equity Electronic Auction. In direct trading slaughter ewes and feeder lambs were not tested. 5100 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs were 1.00 higher. 2,327 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 135-160 lbs 126.00-130.00.

VA: wooled 110-125 lbs 125.00-155.00.

PA: shorn and wooled no report.

Ft. Collins, Colo.: wooled 150-190 lbs 127.50-140.00.

South Dakota: shorn and wooled 110-130 lbs 143.00-164.00; 130-145 lbs 144.00-146.00.

Kalona, IA: no test.

Billings, MT: no test.

Missouri: no test.

Equity Elec: no sales.

Slaughter Lambs: Choice and Prime 1-2:

San Angelo: 40-60 lbs 246.00-260.00, few 264.00; 60-70 lbs 230.00-249.00; 70-80 lbs 230.00-239.50; 80-90 lbs 206.00-230.00, few 233.00; 90-110 lbs 190.00-218.00.

Pennsylvania: no report.

Kalona, IA: no test.

Ft. Collins: 50-60 lbs 230.00-235.00; 60-70 lbs 227.50-242.50; 70-80 lbs 207.50-215.00; 80-85 lbs 200.00-207.50; 90 lbs 215.00.

Missouri: 40-70 lbs 265.00-287.50.

Virginia: 60-80 lbs 197.50-270.00; 80-110 lbs 200.00.

South Dakota: 60-70 lbs 220.00-249.00; 70-80 lbs 218.00-235.00; 100-110 lbs 172.50-185.00.

Billings, MT: no test.

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

5100: Slaughter Lambs shorn and wooled 143-185 lbs 126.00-153.03 (wtd avg 134.24).

Slaughter Ewes:

San Angelo: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) no test; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 70.00-76.00; Utility and Good 1-3 (medium flesh) 80.00-88.00, high-yielding 90.00-94.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 65.00-68.00; Cull and Utility 1-2 (very thin) 55.00-62.00; Cull 1 (extremely thin) 30.00-50.00.

Pennsylvania: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) no test; Good 2-3 (fleshy) no report; Utility 1-2 (thin) no report; Cull 1 no test.

Ft. Collins: Good 3-5 (very fleshy) 72.50-80.00; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 70.00-82.50; Utility 1-2 (thin) 40.00-50.00; 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.

So Dakota: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) 49.00-60.00; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 55.00-59.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 51.00-59.00; Cull 1 41.00-46.00.

Missouri: Good 2-3 47.50-58.00; Utility and good 1-3 65.00-87.50; Utility 1-2 30.00-45.00.

Virginia: Good 2-4 92.00-120.00.

Kalona: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) no test; Good 2-3 (fleshy) no test; Utility and Good 1-3 (medium flesh) no test; Utility 1-2 (thin) no test; Cull and Utility 1-2 (very thin) no test; Cull 1 no test.

Feeder Lambs: Medium and Large 1-2:

San Angelo: 67 lbs 206.00.

Virginia: no test.

Ft. Collins: no test.

Billings: no test.

Kalona: no test.

So Dakota: 50-60 lbs 216.00-219.00, 68 lbs 208.00, 70-80 lbs 185.00-194.00, 83 lbs 186.00, 93 lbs 174.00, 109 lbs 157.00, 110-115 lbs 160.00-162.00, 121 lbs 160.00; new crop 72 lbs 220.00, 89 lbs 191.00, 95-100 lbs 184.00-185.00, 111 lbs 170.00.

Missouri: 25-40 lbs 238.00-255.00.

Replacement Ewes: Medium and Large 1-2:

San Angelo: mixed age hair ewes 80-130 lbs 90.00-140.00 cwt.

Ft. Collins: no test.

Billings: no test.

So Dakota: bred baby tooth to solid mouth 165.00-230.00 per head; bred solid mouth 155.00-185.00 per head; bred aged 120.00-145.00 per head.

Kalona, IA: no test.

Missouri: mixed age 85-90 lbs 100.00-132.00 cwt, 90-105 lbs 75.00-90.00 cwt.

Virginia: no test.

Sheep and lamb slaughter under federal inspection for the week to date totaled 39,000 compared with 38,000 last week and 39,000 last year.

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