National Wool Review
July 26
Domestic wool trading on a clean basis was inactive this week.  There were no 
confirmed trades reported.  Prices reflect trades FOB warehouse in original bag 
or square pack, bellies out, some graded, and 76 mm or longer.  No allowance 
made for coring, freight or handling fees at the warehouse level to reflect net 
grower prices (*) indicates new prices this week. (NA) represents microns not 
normally available in this region. Wools shorter than 75 mm typically discounted 
.10-.20 clean. Classed and skirted wools usually trade at a .10-.20 premium to 
original bag prices. 

            US             Fleece         Territory      Texas and
Micron    Grades           States          States        New Mexico
18        80s               None            None            None
19        70-80s            None            None            None 
20        64-70s            None            None            None 
21        64s               None            None            None 
22        62s               None            None            None 
23        60-62s            None            None            None 
24        60s               None            None            None 
25        58s               None            None            None 
26        56-58s            None            None            None 
27        54-56s            None            None            None 
28        54s               None            None             NA
29        50-54s            None            None             NA
30-34     44-50s            None            None             NA

Domestic wool trading on a greasy basis was inactive this week. There were no 
confirmed trades reported.  All trades reported on a weighted average.

Domestic wool tags are delivered to buyer and reported on a greasy basis:
      Number 1 tags        Number 2 tags        Number 3 tags
         .60-.70              .50-.60              .40-.50 

*** Australia is currently on their annual three-week summer recess.  The next 
available data will be Friday, August 9, 2019. ***
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, TX 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, CO: 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.
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 34,000 compared with 38,000 last week and 37,000 last year.

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