National Wool Review
Jan. 11 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 at a standstill 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 48 at 1910 cents per Kg clean from the sale a week ago. A total of 47,593 bales were offered with sales of 93.0 percent. The Australian exchange rate was stronger by .0049 at .7179 percent of the U.S. dollar. Australian wool prices are quoted 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 8.05 + .08 6.03-6.84 19 70-80s 7.62 + .10 5.71-6.48 20 64-70s 7.47 + .16 5.60-6.35 21 64s 7.38 + .18 5.53-6.27 22 62s 7.33 + .11 5.50-6.23 23 60-62s 7.01 + .04 5.35-6.06 24 60s ---- ----- --------- 25 58s 4.89 + .19 3.67-4.15 26 56-58s 4.30 + .16 3.22-3.65 28 54s 3.06 + .09 2.29-2.60 30 50s 2.45 + .03 1.84-2.08 32 46-48s 1.74 + .10 1.30-1.48 Merino Clippings 3.99 + .10 2.99-3.39 Eastern Market Indicator was up 48 at 1910 cents per kg clean. Australian exchange rate was stronger by .0049 at .7179 percent of the U.S. dollar.

National Sheep Summary
for Week Ending Friday, Jan. 11 Weekly Trends: Compared to last week slaughter lambs were steady to 5.00 higher. Slaughter ewes had a firm undertone. Feeder lambs were 3.00-6.00 higher. At San Angelo, TX 4438 head sold. Equity Electronic Auction sold 527 slaughter lambs in Nebraska. In direct trading slaughter ewes and feeder lambs were not tested. 4700 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs were steady to 1.00 higher. 2,240 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: shorn and wooled 110-160 lbs 120.00-140.00. VA: no test. PA: shorn and wooled 90-110 lbs 210.00-230.00; 110-130 lbs 187.00-220.00; 130-150 lbs 180.00-190.00; 150-200 lbs 155.00-185.00. Ft.Collins, CO: wooled 110-125 lbs 162.50-172.50; 155-180 lbs 134.00- 140.00. South Dakota: shorn and wooled 105-110 lbs 136.00-147.50; 110-130 lbs 133.00-144.00; 130-145 lbs 133.00-137.00. Kalona, IA: wooled 125-135 lbs 129.00-134.00. Billings, MT: no test. Missouri: 100-140 lbs 135.00-142.50. Equity Elec: 110-140 lbs 133.00; 100-130 lbs ram lambs 129.50. Slaughter Lambs: Choice and Prime 1-2: San Angelo: 40-60 lbs 260.00-280.00, few 282.00-286.00; 60-70 lbs 230.00-260.00, few 266.00-272.00; 70-80 lbs 218.00- 232.00, few 240.00; 80-90 lbs 182.00-214.00, few 230.00- 232.00; 90-110 lbs 170.00-180.00. Pennsylvania: 40-50 lbs 270.00-275.00; 50-60 lbs 245.00-275.00; 60-70 lbs 240.00-270.00, few 285.00; 70-80 lbs 205.00-240.00, few 255.00-270.00; 80-90 lbs 190.00-215.00, few 222.00- 235.00; 90-110 lbs 190.00-215.00. Kalona, IA: 40-50 lbs 250.00-285.00; 50-60 lbs 240.00-270.00; 60-70 lbs 202.50-232.00; 70-80 lbs 207.50-227.50; 80-90 lbs 147.50-185.00; 90-105 lbs 145.00-167.50. Ft. Collins: 40-60 lbs 235.00-255.00; 60-70 lbs 220.00-247.50; 70-80 lbs 200.00-202.50; 81 lbs 187.50; 90-105 lbs 175.00- 185.00. Missouri: 50-60 lbs 230.00-265.00; 60-70 lbs 225.00-255.00; 70-80 lbs 185.00-220.00; 80-90 lbs 155.00-175.00; 90-100 lbs 145.00-155.00. Virginia: 30-60 lbs 210.00. South Dakota: 56 lbs 255.00; 60-70 lbs 206.00-233.00; 78 lbs 180.00; 80-90 lbs 170.00-190.00; 90-105 lbs 165.00-175.00. Billings, MT: no test. Direct Trading: (lambs fob with 3-4 percent shrink or equivalent) 4700: Slaughter Lambs shorn and wooled 132-175 lbs 125.00- 156.18 (wtd avg 133.66). Slaughter Ewes: San Angelo: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) no test; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 54.00- 64.00; Utility and Good 1-3 (medium flesh) 66.00-80.00, high-yielding 83.00-92.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 60.00-68.00; Cull and Utility 1-2 (very thin) 50.00-58.00; Cull 1 (extremely thin) 20.00-40.00. Pennsylvania: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) no test; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 80.00-130.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 70.00-100.00; Cull 1 no test. Ft. Collins: Good 3-5 (very fleshy) 70.00-79.00; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 70.00-79.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 37.00-38.00; 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) 58.00-82.00; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 57.00-69.00; Utility and Good 1-3 (medium flesh) 49.00- 60.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 47.00-55.00; Cull 1 30.00- 56.00. Missouri: Good 2-4 65.00-80.00, few 97.50. Virginia: Good 2-4 70.00-90.00; Cull 1 37.50. Kalona: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) no test; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 65.00-80.00; Utility and Good 1-3 (medium flesh) 50.00- 68.00; Cull and Utility 1-2 (very thin) 22.50-30.00. Feeder Lambs: Medium and Large 1-2: San Angelo: 57 lbs 212.00; 68 lbs 188.00; 76 lbs 174.00; 80-90 lbs 160.00-168.00; 95-100 lbs 140.00. Virginia: no test. Ft. Collins: no test. Billings: no test. Kalona: no test. So Dakota: 55 lbs 209.00; 60-65 lbs 206.00-210.00; 75 lbs 180.00; 86 lbs 173.00; 90-100 lbs 165.00-178.00; 100-110 lbs 139.00-155.00; 111 lbs 132.00; 127 lbs 138.50. Missouri: no test. Replacement Ewes: Medium and Large 1-2: San Angelo: hair ewe lambs 81 lbs 182.00 cwt, 96 lbs 154.00 cwt; mixed age hair ewes 80-130 lbs 80.00- 128.00 cwt, few 140.00-152.00 cwt. Ft. Collins: no test. Billings: no test. So Dakota: bred yearlings 134.00 per head; bred solid mouth 150.00- 161.00 per head. Kalona, IA: no test. Missouri: no test. 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 40,000 compared with 29,000 last week and 37,000 last year.

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