Sheep prices in dollars per hundredweight (cwt.) except some replacement animals on per head basis as indicated.

NATIONAL WOOL REVIEW

(USDA Market News

Dec. 7

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

NATIONAL SHEEP SUMMARY

(USDA Market News)

San Angelo, Texas

Dec. 7

Compared to last week slaughter lambs were steady to 10.00 higher, except at San Angelo, TX weak to 5.00 lower. Slaughter ewes were mostly steady to 4.00 higher. Feeder lambs steady to 5.00 higher. At San Angelo, TX 5754 head sold. Equity Electronic Auction sold 648 slaughter lambs in Nebraska. In direct trading slaughter ewes and feeder lambs were not tested. 3,000 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs were steady to 1.00 lower. 3,285 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 100-155 lbs 120.00-132.00.

VA: wooled 130-160 lbs 135.00-159.00.

PA: shorn and wooled 90-110 lbs 180.00-216.00; 110-130 lbs 170.00-205.00; 130-150 lbs 144.00-160.00; 150-200 lbs 150.00-160.00.

Ft. Collins, CO: wooled 110-125 lbs 129.00-139.00; 130-145 lbs 120.00-133.00.

South Dakota: shorn and wooled 110-125 lbs 129.00-135.00; 130-150 lbs 127.00-131.00.

Kalona, IA: no test.

Billings, MT: no test.

Missouri: no test.

Equity Elec: 110 lbs 123.00; 128 lbs 127.75.

Slaughter Lambs: Choice and Prime 1-2:

San Angelo: 40-60 lbs 235.00-266.00; 60-70 lbs 212.00-230.00; 70-80 lbs 192.00-218.00, few 222.00-228.00; 80-90 lbs 170.00-190.00; 90-110 lbs 140.00-174.00.

Pennsylvania: 50-60 lbs 220.00-260.00; 60-70 lbs 200.00-240.00; 70-80 lbs 210.00-235.00; 80-90 lbs 175.00-205.00; 90-110 lbs 170.00-200.00.

Kalona, IA: no test.

Ft. Collins: 50-60 lbs 220.00-221.00; 60-70 lbs 210.00-227.50; 71 lbs 185.00; 80-90 lbs 170.00-175.00; 105-110 lbs 160.00-165.00.

Missouri: no test.

Virginia: 60-80 lbs 162.50-182.50; 80-110 lbs 120.00-182.50.

South Dakota: 45 lbs 217.50; 50-60 lbs 197.50-219.00; 60-70 lbs 185.00-215.00; 70-80 lbs 172.50-187.00; 84 lbs 155.00; 90-105 lbs 129.00-140.00.

Billings, MT: no test.

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

3000: Slaughter Lambs shorn and wooled 130-172 lbs 124.00-143.79 (wtd avg 132.55).

Slaughter Ewes:

San Angelo: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) no test; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 50.00-62.00; Utility and Good 1-3 (medium flesh) 63.00-75.00, high-yielding 76.00-80.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 50.00-62.00; Cull and Utility 1-2 (very thin) 42.00-50.00; Cull 1 (extremely thin) 30.00-40.00.

Pennsylvania: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) no test; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 50.00-100.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 40.00-65.00; Cull 1 no test.

Ft. Collins: Good 3-5 (very fleshy) 67.50-77.00; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 59.00-65.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 33.00-40.00; 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) 46.00-71.00; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 44.00-54.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 42.00-54.00; Cull 1 40.00.

Missouri: Utility and Good 1-3 no test.

Virginia: Good 2-4 65.00-80.00.

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; Cull 1 no test.

Feeder Lambs: Medium and Large 1-2:

San Angelo: 69 lbs 173.00; 70-80 lbs 165.00-172.00; 80-90 lbs 141.00-146.00.

Virginia: no test.

Ft. Collins: no test.

Billings: no test.

Kalona: no test.

So Dakota: 43 lbs 222.00; 50-60 lbs 211.00-226.00; 60-70 lbs 184.00-211.00; 70-80 lbs 172.00-180.00; 80-90 lbs 159.00-165.00; 90-100 lbs 152.00-165.00; 100-105 lbs 146.00-153.75; 122 lbs 124.00.

Missouri: no test.

Replacement Ewes: Medium and Large 1-2:

San Angelo: yearling hair ewes 144.00 per head; hair ewe lambs 64 lbs 236.00 cwt; mixed age hair ewes 80-130 lbs 75.00-120.00 cwt.

Ft. Collins: no test.

Billings: no test.

So Dakota: ewe lambs 70 lbs 191.00 cwt; baby tooth 160.00 per head; solid mouth 105.00-185.00 per head; solid to broken mouth 76.00-170.00 per head.

Kalona, IA: no test.

Missouri: no test.

Virginia: bred ewes 70-145 lbs 82.50-127.50 cwt.

Sheep and lamb slaughter under federal inspection for the week to date totaled 41,000 compared with 42,000 last week and 42,000 last year.

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