National Wool Review
July 5
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 

  In Australia this week, the Eastern Market Indicator was up 8 at 1723 cents 
per Kg clean from the sale a week ago.  A total of 30,991 bales were offered 
with sales of 93.7 percent.  The Australian exchange rate was weaker by .0043 
at .7037 percent of the U.S. dollar.  Australian wool prices are quoted US 
Dollar per pound, delivered Charleston, South Carolina.  The current freight 
rate is .15 cents per pound clean. Schlumberger Dry formula is used for yield 
determination.    
  The 75-85 percent of Australia price range can be used as an estimated value 
of clean domestic prices FOB the warehouse and gross producer.  These are 
estimated domestic values and may vary depending on current market conditions, 
yield, strength, length, colored fiber content, poly contamination, and other 
quality factors.

                      Clean Del Price    Change from    75-85 Percent
Micron    US Grade    in U.S. Dollars   Previous Sale    of Australia 
  18      80s               6.86            + .11         5.15-5.83
  19      70-80s            6.65            + .13         4.99-5.65 
  20      64-70s            6.61            + .13         4.96-5.62
  21      64s               6.60            -----         4.95-5.61
  22      62s               ----            -----         ---------  
  23      60-62s            ----            -----         ---------
  24      60s               ----            -----         ---------
  25      58s               ----            -----         --------- 
  26      56-58s            4.35            -----         3.26-3.70
  28      54s               3.47            - .04         2.60-2.95
  30      50s               2.82            + .02         2.11-2.39
  32      46-48s            2.03            -----         1.52-1.73
  Merino Clippings          3.21            + .07         2.41-2.73

Eastern Market Indicator was up 8 at 1723 cents per kg clean. Australian 
exchange rate was weaker by .0043 at .7037 percent of the U.S. dollar.
National Sheep Summary
June 28
Weekly Trends:  Compared to last week slaughter lambs were mostly
steady to 20.00 lower, except at San Angelo 10.00-20.00 higher.  Slaughter
ewes were steady to 5.00 higher except at New Holland, PA 5.00-15.00
lower.  Feeder lambs steady to 5.00 higher.  At San Angelo, TX 6341 head
sold.  Equity Electronic Auction sold 300 slaughter lambs in Minnesota.
In direct trading slaughter ewes and feeder lambs were not tested.      
head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs were           .        lamb
carcasses sold with all weights no trend due to confidentiality.  All
sheep sold per hundred weight (CWT) unless otherwise specified.

Due to the July 4th holiday this report will not be published next
week.  The next report will be July 12, 2019.

Slaughter Lambs:   Choice and Prime 2-3 90-160 lbs:
  San Angelo:     hair 110-120 lbs 124.00-125.00.
  VA:             no test.
  PA:             wooled and shorn 100-140 lbs 150.00-190.00, few 197.00-
                  215.00.
  Ft.Collins, CO: wooled and shorn 120-160 lbs 130.00-147.50.
  South Dakota:   wooled and shorn 110-150 lbs 147.00-155.50.
  Kalona, IA:     wooled 125-145 lbs 147.50-165.00.
  Billings, MT:   no test.
  Missouri:       100-115 lbs 137.50-144.00.
  Equity Elec:    160 lbs 140.00.
Slaughter Lambs:  Choice and Prime 1-2:
  San Angelo:     hair lambs 40-60 lbs 166.00-198.00, few 204.00-214.00;
                  60-70 lbs 156.00-186.00, few 190.00-210.00; 70-80 lbs
                  150.00-176.00, few 179.00-186.00; 80-90 lbs 180.00-
                  160.00, few 165.00-168.00; 90-110 lbs 130.00-138.00,
                  few 156.00. wooled and shorn  55-60 lbs 172.00-178.00;
                  70-80 lbs 160.00; 90-110 lbs 134.00-142.00.
  Pennsylvania:   wooled and shorn 40-50 lbs 180.00-200.00; 50-70 lbs
                  165.00-190.00; 70-80 lbs 162.00-185.00; 80-90 lbs
                  160.00-185.00. hair lambs 40-50 lbs 180.00-185.00; 50-
                  60 lbs 170.00-187.00; 60-70 lbs 165.00-185.00; 70-80
                  lbs 152.00-182.00; 80-90 lbs 145.00-170.00; 90-100 lbs
                  140.00-170.00.
  Kalona, IA:     wooled and shorn 50-60 lbs 142.50-152.50; 60-70 lbs
                  135.00-152.00; 70-80 lbs 142.50-150.00; 80-90 lbs
                  136.00-148.00; 90-100 lbs 137.50-142.50, few 150.00-
                  152.00. hair lambs 95 lbs 160.00.
  Ft. Collins:    wooled and shorn 60-70 lbs 160.00-168.00; 70-80 lbs
                  152.50-167.50; 83 lbs 168.00; 90-100 lbs 160.00-167.00.
  Missouri:       hair lambs 40-50 lbs 130.00-157.50; 50-70 lbs 120.00-
                  161.00; 70-80 lbs 135.00-142.50; 85 lbs 120.00. wooled
                  and shorn 40-50 lbs 142.50; 60-70 lbs 135.00-140.00.
  Virginia:       no test.
  South Dakota:   70 lbs 157.00; 80-90 lbs 164.00-167.00; 90-100 lbs
                  162.00-163.00.
  Billings, MT:   no test.
Direct Trading:   (lambs fob with 3-4 percent shrink or equivalent)
                : Slaughter Lambs shorn and wooled 114-200 lbs       -
                         (wtd avg      7).
Slaughter Ewes:
  San Angelo:   Good 3-4 (very fleshy) no test; Good 2-3 (fleshy)
                47.00-59.00; Utility and Good 1-3 (medium flesh) 65.00-
                78.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 51.00-65.00; Cull and Utility
                1-2 (very thin) 40.00-50.00; Cull 1 (extremely thin)
                10.00-38.00.
  Pennsylvania: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) no test; Good 2-3 (fleshy)
                60.00-95.00, hair 100.00-105.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 45.00-
                62.00, hair 60.00-75.00; Cull 1 no test.
  Virginia:     Good 2-4 no test.
  Ft. Collins:  Good 3-5 (very fleshy) 62.50-77.50; Good 2-3 (fleshy)
                57.50-77.50; Utility 1-2 (thin) 27.50-41.00; Cull 1
                (extremely thin) no test.
  Billings, MT: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) 44.00-48.00; Good 2-3 (fleshy)
                41.00-48.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 38.00-47.50; Cull 1
                31.00-41.00.
  So Dakota:    Good 3-4 (very fleshy) 54.00-68.00; Good 2-3 (fleshy)
                45.00-58.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 36.00-46.00; Cull 1
                16.00-33.00.
  Missouri:     Utility and Good 1-3 62.50-87.50; Cull and Utility 1-2
                35.00-55.00.
  Kalona:       Good 3-4 (very fleshy) no test; Good 2-3 (fleshy)
                47.50-70.00, hair 82.50; Utility and Good 1-3 (medium
                flesh) 45.00-52.50; Utility 1-2 (thin) 37.50-45.00.
Feeder Lambs:   Medium and Large 1-2:
  San Angelo:   60-70 lbs 178.00-186.00; 70-80 lbs 160.00-178.00; 80-90
                lbs 154.00-165.00; 90-105 lbs 147.00.
  Virginia:     no test.
  Ft. Collins:  44 lbs 162.50.
  Billings:     50-60 lbs 167.00-173.50; 60-70 lbs 161.00-172.50, few
                179.00; 70-80 lbs 157.00-169.00, few 171.00; 80-90 lbs
                146.50-157.00; 90-100 lbs 135.00-148.50, few 151.00; 100-
                110 lbs 133.00-140.00; 110-120 lbs 122.00-130.00; 125 lbs
                116.00.
  Kalona:       no test.
  So. Dakota:   50-60 lbs 162.50-180.00; 61 lbs 177.50; 70-80 lbs 155.00-
                 170.00; 80-90 lbs 160.00-167.50.
  Missouri:     40-60 lbs 130.00-147.50.
Replacement Ewes:  Medium and Large 1-2:
  San Angelo:   hair ewe lambs 71 lbs 178.00 cwt, 80-95 lbs 160.00-166.00
                cwt; mixed age hair ewes 80-140 lbs 81.00-118.00 cwt.
  Ft. Collins:  no test.
  Billings:     young 95-165 lbs 65.00-87.50 cwt; middle age 135-190 lbs
                51.50-53.00 cwt; aged 125-170 lbs 40.00-45.00 cwt.
  So Dakota:    middle age 97 lbs 60.00 cwt.
  Kalona, IA:   no test.
  Missouri:     young hair ewes 105-130 lbs 100.00-130.00 cwt; yearling
                ewes with lambs 130.00 per family.
  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

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