National Wool Review

May 24

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

Eastern Market Indicator was down 60 at 1833 cents per kg clean. Australian exchange rate was stronger by .0039 at .6877 percent of the U.S. dollar.

National Sheep Summary

May 24

Compared to last week: Slaughter lambs were steady to 15.00 lower, instances 20.00 lower. Slaughter ewes were mostly steady, instances 10.00 lower. Feeder lambs were not well tested.

At San Angelo, Texas, 8715 head sold. No sales in Equity Electronic Auction. In direct trading slaughter ewes and feeder lambs were not tested. 6600 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs were steady. 2,464 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: hair lambs 110-125 lbs 137.00-145.00.

VA: no test.

PA: wooled and shorn 90-100 lbs 220.00-245.00, 100-130 lbs 225.00-260.00, few 265.00-275.00; 155-170 lbs 170.00-185.00.

Ft.Collins, CO: wooled 100-140 lbs 137.50-175.00.

South Dakota: wooled and shorn 133 lbs 169.00.

Kalona, IA: wooled 120-130 lbs 171.00-175.00; 142 lbs 168.00.

Billings, MT: no test.

Missouri: no test.

Equity Elec: no sales.

Slaughter Lambs: Choice and Prime 1-2:

San Angelo: hair lambs 40-60 lbs 180.00-204.00; 60-70 lbs 160.00-184.00; 70-80 lbs 150.00-172.00; 80-90 lbs 139.00-171.00; 90-110 lbs 136.00-164.00. wooled and shorn 40-70 lbs 180.00-192.00; 70-80 lbs 166.00-178.00; 80-90 lbs 148.00-162.00; 90-105 lbs 164.00-170.00.

Pennsylvania: wooled and shorn 40-50 lbs 225.00-275.00; 50-60 lbs 210.00-255.00, few 280.00-305.00; 60-70 lbs 215.00-260.00; 70-80 lbs 210.00-240.00, few 240.00-265.00; 80-90 lbs 205.00-235.00. hair lambs 50-60 lbs 220.00-227.00; 60-70 lbs 215.00-230.00; 70-80 lbs 195.00-225.00, few 245.00; 80-90 lbs 200.00-222.00; 90-110 lbs 210.00-235.00.

Kalona, IA: wooled 40-60 lbs 182.50-199.50; 60-80 lbs 170.00-187.50; 80-90 lbs 165.00-177.00; 90-110 lbs 167.50-181.00. hair lambs 50-70 lbs 157.50-170.00; 70-80 lbs 167.50-175.00; 95 lbs 170.00.

Ft. Collins: wooled and shorn 60-65 lbs 180.00-182.50; 90-100 lbs 184.00-186.00.

Missouri: hair lambs 40-70 lbs 170.00-188.00; 77 lbs 170.00; 84 lbs 160.00. wooled and shorn 40-65 lbs 170.00-182.50; 80-90 lbs 147.00-160.00; 98 lbs 141.00.

Virginia: 30-60 lbs 217.00-282.50; 60-80 lbs 260.00-270.00; 80-110 lbs 207.00-252.50.

South Dakota: wooled and shorn 40 lbs 160.00; 60-70 lbs 152.50-160.00; 90-100 lbs 157.50-175.00.

Billings, MT: no test.

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

6600: Slaughter Lambs shorn and wooled 123-177 lbs 135.00-168.00 (wtd avg 155.52).

Slaughter Ewes:

San Angelo: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) no test; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 57.00-62.00; Utility and Good 1-3 (medium flesh) 62.00-74.00, hair ewes 80.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 58.00-72.00; Cull and Utility 1-2 (very thin) 45.00-55.00; Cull 1 (extremely thin) 30.00-40.00.

Pennsylvania: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) 40.00-67.00; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 70.00-110.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 50.00-90.00; Cull 1 40.00-52.00.

Virginia: Good 2-4 60.00-85.00; Utility 1-2 50.00-65.00; Cull 1 50.00-55.00.

Ft. Collins: Good 3-5 (very fleshy) 57.50-78.00; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 45.00-77.50; Utility 1-2 (thin) 38.00-40.00; 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.

So Dakota: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) 49.00-61.00; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 45.00-60.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 40.00-55.00; Cull 1 22.50.

Missouri: Utility and Good 1-3 (medium flesh) 72.50-75.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 52.00.

Kalona: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) no test; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 54.00-74.00; Utility and Good 1-3 (medium flesh) 48.00-65.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 50.00.

Feeder Lambs: Medium and Large 1-2:

San Angelo: 60-70 lbs 206.00-212.00; 72 lbs 200.00; 80-90 lbs 160.00-186.00; 102 lbs 156.00.

Virginia: no test.

Ft. Collins: 37 lbs 157.50.

Billings: no test.

Kalona: 40-60 lbs 166.00-182.50; 60-75 lbs 167.50-180.00.

So. Dakota: 30-40 lbs 210.00-215.00; 40-50 lbs 195.00-210.00; 50-60 lbs 172.50-187.50; 60-70 lbs 160.00-170.00; 70-75 lbs 162.00-162.50; 80-85 lbs 162.00-165.00.

Missouri: 25-50 lbs 165.00-180.00.

Replacement Ewes: Medium and Large 1-2:

San Angelo: hair ewe lambs 60-80 lbs 179.00-186.00 cwt, 80-100 lbs 168.00-170.00 cwt; mixed age hair ewes 80-135 lbs 90.00-122.00 cwt.

Ft. Collins: ewes with lambs 180.00-195.00 per family.

Billings: no test.

So Dakota: yearlings 150 lbs 85.00 cwt; young 125-155 lbs 62.50-70.00 cwt; solid mouth 145 lbs 70.00 cwt.

Kalona, IA: no test.

Missouri: yearling hair ewes 105 lbs 110.00 cwt; young hair ewes 155 lbs 137.50 cwt.

Virginia: no test.

National Weekly Lamb Carcass

Choice and Prime 1-4:

Weight Head Wt Avg

45 lbs down Price not reported due to confidentiality.

45-55 lbs Price not reported due to confidentiality.

55-65 lbs Price not reported due to confidentiality.

65-75 lbs Price not reported due to confidentiality.

75-85 lbs Price not reported due to confidentiality.

85 lbs up Price not reported due to confidentiality.

Sheep and lamb slaughter under federal inspection for the week to date totaled 44,000 compared with 41,000 last week and 41,000 last year.

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