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

NATIONAL WOOL REVIEW

(USDA Market News

Dec. 21

The next release will be Jan. 11. Domestic wool trading on a clean basis was inactive this week. There were no confirmed trades reported. 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. This report will not be available over the Christmas and New Year holidays. 

NATIONAL SHEEP SUMMARY

(USDA Market News)

San Angelo, Texas

Dec. 14

Compared to Dec. 14: Slaughter lambs were mostly steady to 20.00 lower with the largest decline at New Holland, PA. Slaughter ewes were steady to 5.00 higher. Feeder lambs were not well tested. At San Angelo, Texas, 6,080 head sold. No sales in Equity Electronic Auction. In direct trading slaughter ewes and feeder lambs were not tested. 3200 head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs were steady to 1.00 higher. 2,106 lamb carcasses sold with all weights no trend due to confidentiality. All sheep sold per hundred weight (CWT) unless otherwise specified. Due to the holidays this report will not be issued for two weeks. The next report will be Jan. 11.

Slaughter Lambs:   Choice and Prime 2-3 90-160 lbs:
  San Angelo:     shorn and wooled 110-155 lbs 120.00-136.00.
  VA:             no test.
  PA:             shorn and wooled 90-110 lbs 167.00-200.00; 110-130 lbs
                  157.00-189.00; 130-150 lbs 145.00-155.00.
  Ft.Collins, CO: wooled 110-130 lbs 127.50-140.00; 130-140 lbs 125.00-
                  132.50; 150-165 lbs 120.00-142.50.
  South Dakota:   shorn and wooled 115-130 lbs 128.00-132.00; 130-150 lbs
                  121.00-128.00.
  Kalona, IA:     wooled 115-140 lbs 126.00-142.50.
  Billings, MT:   no test.
  Missouri:       no test.
  Equity Elec:    no sales.
Slaughter Lambs:  Choice and Prime 1-2:
  San Angelo:     40-60 lbs 250.00-278.00, few 282.00-294.00; 60-70 lbs
                  228.00-256.00, few 272.00; 70-80 lbs 216.00-234.00; 80-
                  90 lbs 184.00-208.00; 90-110 lbs 150.00-168.00.
  Pennsylvania:   40-50 lbs 187.00-227.00, few 275.00-355.00; 50-60 lbs
                  192.00-230.00, few 285.00-320.00; 60-70 lbs 172.00-
                  225.00; 70-80 lbs 160.00-180.00, few 205.00-250.00;
                  80-90 lbs 150.00-175.00; 90-110 lbs 135.00-185.00.
  Kalona, IA:     40-50 lbs 232.50-285.00; 50-60 lbs 237.50-287.50; 60-70
                  lbs 213.00-235.00; 70-80 lbd 177.50-202.50; 80-90 lbs
                  162.50-190.00; 90-100 lbs 128.00-138.00.
  Ft. Collins:    49 lbs 240.00; 50-60 lbs 225.00-245.00; 60-70 lbs
                  200.00-222.50; 70-80 lbs 172.50-197.50; 80-85 lbs
                  162.50-190.00; 90-100 lbs 128.00-138.00.
  Missouri:       60-70 lbs 220.00-235.00; 70-95 lbs 175.00-185.00.
  Virginia:       60-80 lbs 150.00-192.50; 80-110 lbs 140.00-180.00.
  South Dakota:   47 lbs 230.00; 60-70 lbs 190.00-212.50; 80-90 lbs
                  135.50-146.00; 90-110 lbs 125.50-143.00.
  Billings, MT:   58 lbs 177.50; 60-70 lbs 150.00-190.00, few 206.00; 71
                  lbs 175.00; 83 lbs 147.00; 90-95 lbs 129.00-142.50.
Direct Trading:   (lambs fob with 3-4 percent shrink or equivalent)
            3200: Slaughter Lambs shorn and wooled 131-169 lbs 125.73-
                  147.98 (wtd avg 130.75).
Slaughter Ewes:
  San Angelo:   Good 3-4 (very fleshy) no test; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 52.00-
                63.50; Utility and Good 1-3 (medium flesh) 65.00-78.00,
                high-yielding 78.00-85.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 58.00-64.00;
                Cull and Utility 1-2 (very thin) 42.00-54.00; Cull 1
                (extremely thin) 20.00-40.00.
  Pennsylvania: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) no test; Good 2-3 (fleshy)
                75.00-102.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 60.00-85.00; Cull 1
                40.00-45.00.
  Ft. Collins:  Good 3-5 (very fleshy) 85.00; Good 2-3 (fleshy)
                87.50-92.50; Utility 1-2 (thin) 45.00-55.00; Cull 1
                (extremely thin) no test.
  Billings, MT: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) 68.00; Good 2-3 (fleshy)
                50.00-59.00, high-yielding 64.00-80.00; Utility 1-2 (thin)
                48.50-59.00, high-yielding 66.00-82.50; Cull 1 47.00-
                55.00.
  So Dakota:    Good 3-4 (very fleshy) 60.00-70.00; Good 2-3 (fleshy)
                42.50-54.00; Utility and Good 1-3 (medium flesh) 55.00;
                Utility 1-2 (thin) 44.00-48.00; Cull 1 no test.
  Missouri:     Good 2-3 60.00-95.00.
  Virginia:     Good 2-4 77.00-90.00; Utility 1-2 60.00-72.50; Cull 1
                67.50.
  Kalona:       Good 3-4 (very fleshy) no test; Good 2-3 (fleshy)
                68.00-85.00; Utility and Good 1-3 (medium flesh) 60.00-
                77.50; Cull and Utility 1-2 (very thin) 33.00-37.50.
Feeder Lambs:   Medium and Large 1-2:
  San Angelo:   76 lbs 168.00; 80-90 lbs 150.00-154.00.
  Virginia:     no test.
  Ft. Collins:  no test.
  Billings:     50-60 lbs 205.00-235.00; 60-70 lbs 192.50-212.50; 70-80
                lbs 171.00-195.00; 80-90 lbs 158.50-169.00; 90-100 lbs
                151.00-163.00; 100-110 lbs 140.00-150.50; 110-120 lbs
                130.50-140.00; 120-130 lbs 129.00-141.00.
  Kalona:       no test.
  So Dakota:    58 lbs 200.00; 66 lbs 187.50; 91 lbs 152.50.
  Missouri:     no test.
Replacement Ewes:  Medium and Large 1-2:
  San Angelo:   wool yearlings 118.00-122.00 per head; wool baby tooth
                140 lbs 78.00 cwt; hair ewe lambs 71 lbs 216.00 cwt, 82
                lbs 216.00 cwt; mixed age hair ewes 80-130 lbs 80.00-
                120.00 cwt; wool yearling ewes and lambs 60.00 per head.
  Ft. Collins:  no test.
  Billings:     ewe lambs 82 lbs 172.00 cwt; baby tooth 105-160 lbs
                67.00-120.00 cwt; solid to broken mouth 135=160 lbs
                47.50-57.00 cwt; broken mouth 190 lbs 90.00 cwt.
  So Dakota:    bred solid mouth 160.00-170.00 per head; open solid
                mouth 115.00-120.00 per head.
  Kalona, IA:   no test.
  Missouri:     hair ewes 90-110 lbs 102.00-115.00 cwt, 110-135 lbs
                80.00-96.00 cwt; 135-170 lbs 60.00-85.00 cwt.
  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 41,000 compared with 43,000 last week and 44,000 last year.

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