National Wool Review

May 17

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

National Sheep Summary

May 17

Compared to last week: Slaughter lambs were mostly 5.00-15.00 lower. Slaughter ewes were steady to 10.00 lower. Feeder lambs were not well tested. At San Angelo, Texas, 5971 head sold. No sales in Equity Electronic Auction. In direct trading slaughter ewes and feeder lambs were not tested. 6200 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs were 2.00 lower. 2,523 lamb carcasses sold with all weights no trend due to confidentiality. All sheep sold per hundred weight unless otherwise specified.

Slaughter Lambs: Choice and Prime 2-3 90-160 lbs:

San Angelo: hair lambs 110-145 lbs 136.00-150.00.

VA: no test.

PA: shorn and wooled 90-100 lbs 225.00-250.00, 100-145 lbs 215.00-265.00, 155-165 lbs 187.00-195.00; hair lambs 90-100 lbs 215.00-225.00, 100-125 lbs 197.00-235.00.

Ft. Collins, CO: shorn and wooled 110-135 lbs 150.00-190.00.

South Dakota: shorn and wooled 125-140 lbs 168.00-171.00; 150 lbs 174.00.

Kalona, IA: wooled 129 lbs 172.50.

Billings, MT: no test.

Missouri: shorn and wooled 100-120 lbs 135.00-140.00.

Equity Elec: no sales.

Slaughter Lambs: Choice and Prime 1-2:

San Angelo: hair lambs 40-60 lbs 208.00-226.00; 60-70 lbs 182.00-200.00, few 210.00-214.00; 70-80 lbs 170.00-188.00, few 190.00; 80-90 lbs 158.00-160.00, few 174.00; 90-100 lbs 148.00-155.00. wooled 70-80 lbs 172.00-180.00; 109 lbs 158.00.

Pennsylvania: shorn and wooled 40-50 lbs 225.00-260.00, few 265.00-280.00; 50-60 lbs 227.00-262.00, few 265.00-275.00; 60-70 lbs 215.00-245.00; 70-80 lbs 215.00-245.00; 80-90 lbs 200.00-235.00. hair lambs 40-50 lbs 232.00-245.00; 50-60 lbs 225.00-240.00; 60-70 lbs 220.00-245.00; 70-80 lbs 217.00-230.00, few 245.00-255.00; 80-90 lbs 200.00-225.00, few 240.00-245.00.

Kalona, IA: wooled 40-60 lbs 172.50-196.00; 60-70 lbs 185.00-207.50; 70-80 lbs 177.50-187.50; 80-90 lbs 179.00-190.00; 90-110 lbs 175.00-186.00. hair lambs 42 lbs 177.50; 50-60 lbs 175.00-187.50; 85 lbs 185.00.

Ft. Collins: shorn and wooled 75-85 lbs 187.50-195.00; 90-100 lbs 180.00-192.50.

Missouri: shorn and wooled 70-80 lbs 165.00-172.50. hair lambs 44 lbs 210.00; 70 lbs 190.00; 80-90 lbs 165.00.

Virginia: no test.

South Dakota: shorn and wooled 60-80 lbs 176.00-184.00; 80-90 lbs 181.00-186.00; 100-105 lbs 163.00-184.00.

Billings, MT: no test.

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

6200: Slaughter Lambs shorn and wooled 127-187 lbs 135.00-165.00 (wtd avg 155.58).

Slaughter Ewes:

San Angelo: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) no test; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 58.00-70.00; Utility and Good 1-3 (medium flesh) 64.00-72.00, hair ewes 76.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 58.00-70.00; Cull and Utility 1-2 (very thin) 52.00-56.00; Cull 1 (extremely thin) 30.00-40.00.

Pennsylvania: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) 65.00; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 70.00-110.00, hair ewes 70.00-125.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 50.00-82, hair ewes 55.00-80.00; Cull 1 no test.

Ft. Collins: Good 3-5 (very fleshy) 65.00-77.50; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 65.00-77.50; Utility 1-2 (thin) 33.00-46.00; 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) 65.00-70.00; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 60.00-72.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 39.00-50.00; Cull 1 25.00-37.00.

Missouri: Good 2-3 (fleshy) hair ewes 40.00-55.00; Utility and Good 1-3 (medium flesh) hair ewes 50.00.

Kalona: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) no test; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 56.00-68.00; Utility and Good 1-3 (medium flesh) 56.00-64.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 42.50-57.00; Cull and Utility 1-2 (very thin) no test; Cull 1 no test.

Feeder Lambs: Medium and Large 1-2:

San Angelo: no test.

Virginia: no test.

Ft. Collins: 35-40 lbs 170.00-187.00; 40-50 lbs 165.00-175.00; 50-60 lbs 167.50-177.50; 72 lbs 177.50.

Billings: no test.

Kalona: 30-40 lbs 195.00-207.50.

So. Dakota: 80-90 lbs 177.00-192.00.

Missouri: 50-60 lbs 155.00-185.00.

Replacement Ewes: Medium and Large 1-2:

San Angelo: mixed age hair ewes 80-135 lbs 84.00-134.00 cwt.

Ft. Collins: ewes with lambs 120.00-225.00 per family.

Billings: no test.

So Dakota: solid mouth 150-185 lbs 66.00-67.00 cwt.

Kalona, IA: no test.

Missouri: no test.

Virginia: no test.

Sheep and lamb slaughter under federal inspection for the week to date totaled 41,000 compared with 38,000 last week and 44,000 last year.

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