National Wool Review

Aug. 2

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

National Sheep Summary

July 26

Weekly Trends: Compared to last week slaughter lambs were mostly steady to 20.00 higher, except lambs over 90 lbs at New Holland, Pa., 10.00-20.00 lower. Slaughter ewes were steady to 10.00 higher. Feeder lambs steady in light test. At San Angelo, Texas, 6112 head sold. Equity Electronic Auction sold 330 slaughter lambs in North Dakota. In direct trading slaughter ewes and feeder lambs were not tested. 5800 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs were steady. 1,481 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 110-140 lbs 140.00-168.00; wooled and shorn 110-140 lbs 130.00-1144.00.

PA: wooled and shorn 100-140 lbs 145.00-205.00.

Ft. Collins, Colo.: wooled and shorn 100-145 157.50-180.00; 155-165 lbs 165.00-190.00.

South Dakota: wooled and shorn 100-150 lbs 148.00-154.00.

Kalona, IA: no test.

Billings, MT: no test.

Missouri: no test.

Equity Elec: 145 lbs 150.00.

Slaughter Lambs: Choice and Prime 1-2:

San Angelo: hair lambs 40-60 lbs 200.00-228.00; 60-70 lbs 180.00-212.00, few 216.00-221.00; 70-80 lbs 174.00-200.00, few 206.00; 80-90 lbs 160.00-190.00; 90-110 lbs 150.00-170.00. wooled and shorn 50-60 lbs 200.00-208.00; 60-70 lbs 184.00-216.00; 70-80 lbs 171.00-200.00; 80-90 lbs 162.00-198.00; 90-110 lbs 158.00-192.00.

Pennsylvania: wooled and shorn 40-50 lbs 225.00-240.00; 50-60 lbs 195.00-220.00, few 235.00-250.00; 60-70 lbs 195.00-220.00, few 230.00-240.00; 70-80 lbs 180.00-210.00; 80-90 lbs 175.00-187.00. hair lambs 40-50 lbs 195.00-215.00; 50-60 lbs 185.00-190.00; 60-70 lbs 185.00-202.00, few 225.00; 70-80 lbs 180.00-192.00; 80-90 lbs 172.00-182.00; 90-100 lbs 180.00-185.00.

Kalona, IA: no test.

Ft. Collins: wooled and shorn 70-80 lbs 162.50-175.00; 80-90 lbs 167.50-182.50; 90-100 lbs 160.00-182.50. hair 70-75 lbs 165.00-170.00

Missouri: no test.

South Dakota: wooled and shorn 55-80 lbs 152.50-153.00; 80-90 lbs 160.00-165.00.

Billings, MT: no test.

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

5800: Slaughter Lambs shorn and wooled 119-170 lbs 140.00-180.00 (wtd avg 159.96).

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) 70.00-86.00, high yielding 90.00-96.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 54.00-70.00; Cull and Utility 1-2 (very thin) 40.00-56.00; Cull 1 (extremely thin) 20.00-30.00.

Pennsylvania: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) no test; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 60.00-100.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 67.00-75.00; Cull 1 no test.

Ft. Collins: Good 3-5 (very fleshy) 57.50-72.50; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 57.50-70.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 40.00-44.00; 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) 57.00-76.00; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 62.50-72.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 47.00-53.00; Cull 1 35.00-36.00.

Missouri: Good 2-3 no test; Utility and Good 1-3 no test.

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.

Feeder Lambs: Medium and Large 1-2:

San Angelo: 70-80 lbs 171.00-174.00.

Ft. Collins: 57 lbs 152.50; 60-70 lbs 155.00-162.50; 70-80 lbs 152.50-160.00; 84 lbs 155.00; 91 lbs 162.50.

Billings: no test.

Kalona: no test.

So. Dakota: 40-50 lbs 155.00-164.00; 50-60 lbs 159.00-162.50; 68 lbs 150.00; 70-75 lbs 156.00-167.50.

Missouri: no test.

Replacement Ewes: Medium and Large 1-2:

San Angelo: hair ewe lambs 70-75 lbs 189.00-204.00 cwt, 91 lbs 162.00 cwt; mixed age hair ewes 80-150 lbs 89.00-120.00 cwt.

Ft. Collins: no test.

Billings: no test.

So Dakota: no test.

Kalona, IA: no test.

Missouri: no test.

Sheep and lamb slaughter under federal inspection for the week to date totaled 34,000 compared with 38,000 last week and 37,000 last year.

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