Weekly National Market Prices for Wool

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s prices for wool can be accessed at www.fsa.usda.gov/Internet/FSA_EPAS_Reports/wamrpt011717.pdf. The effective repayment rate is the lower of either the 30-day average or weekly rate.

Category
2016
Loan Rate
Effective
Repayment
Rate
LDP Rate
Week of 1/18/17
Graded Wool
CLEAN PRICES in $ per pound
Less than 18.6
3.88
4.68
Not Available
18.6-19.5
3.38
4.41
Not Available
19.6-20.5
2.94
4.06
Not Available
20.6-22.0
2.72
3.81
Not Available
22.1-23.5
2.56
3.65
Not Available
23.6-25.9
2.33
3.13
Not Available
26.0-28.9
1.78
1.73
$.05 LDP Available
> 29 Micron
1.38
1.29
$.11 LDP Available
GREASE PRICES in $ per pound
Ungraded Wool
40 cents
55 cents
Not Available
Unshorn Pelt
6.865 lbs x
Ungraded Wool LDP
Not Available

Market Summary, Week ending January 13, 2017

Feeder Prices ($/cwt.), San Angelo: 60-70 lbs. 180-194; 70-80 lbs. 180-185; 80-90 lbs. 172-180; 100-115 lbs. 156-166.
Slaughter Prices – Negotiated ($/cwt.), Wooled and shorn 114-184 lbs. for 126.00-164.00 (wtd avg 141.93).
Slaughter Prices – Formula1, 6,623 head at 75-85 lbs. 282.65; Other weight categories not reported due to confidentiality.
Equity Electronic Auction, No sales.
Cutout Value/Net Carcass Value2, $305.20/cwt.
Carcass Price, Choice and Prime, YG 1-4, $/cwt., weighted averages, 301 head not reported due to confidentiality; 716 head at 65-75 lbs. 300.27; 783 head at 75-85 lbs. 292.97; 1,090 head at 85 lbs. and up 283.72.
Boxed Lamb, weighted average prices ($/cwt.), Trimmed 4″ Loins 530.53, Rack, roast-ready, frenched (cap-on) 1,340.76, Rack, roast-ready, frenched, special (cap-off) 1,841.27, Leg, trotter-off, partial boneless 491.52, Shoulder, square-cut 286.84, Ground lamb 526.75.
Imported Boxed Lamb, weighted average prices ($/cwt.), AUS Rack (fresh, frenched, cap-off, 28 oz/up) 843.18, AUS Shoulder (fresh, square-cut) 252.17, AUS Leg (fresh, semi boneless) 385.49, AUS Rack (frozen, frenched, cap-off, 28 oz/up) 790.28, NZ Rack (frozen, frenched, cap-off, 20 oz/up) 750.99, AUS Shoulder (frozen, square-cut) 216.79.
Exported Adult Sheep, 0 head
Wool, Price ($/pound) Clean, Delivered, From 7 weeks ago. 18 micron (Grade 80s) NA, 19 micron (Grade 80s) NA, 20 micron (Grade 70s) NA, 21 micron (Grade 64-70s) NA, 22 micron (Grade 64s) 3.47, 23 micron (Grade 62s) 3.01-3.32, 24 micron (Grade 60-62s) 2.66, 25 micron (Grade 58s) NA, 26 micron (Grade 56-58s) NA, 27 micron (Grade 56s) 1.71-1.97, 28 micron (Grade 54s) NA, 29 micron (Grade 50-54s) NA, 30-34 micron (Grade 44-50s) 1.63.
Australian Wool, Clean, delivered FOB warehouse & gross producers ($/pound), 18 micron (Grade 80s) 4.81-5.45, 19 micron (Grade 80s) 4.49-5.08, 20 micron (Grade 70s) 4.13-4.68, 21 micron (Grade 64-70s) 3.89-4.41, 22 micron (Grade 64s) 3.77-4.27, 23 micron (Grade 62s) NA, 24 micron (Grade 60-62s) NA, 25 micron (Grade 58s) 2.78-3.15, 26 micron (Grade 56-58s) 2.50-2.83, 28 micron (Grade 54s) 1.79-2.03, 30 micron (Grade 50s) 1.57-1.78, 32 micron (Grade 46-48s) 1.29-1.47, Merino Clippings 3.07-3.48.
1Heavier carcasses typically receive lower prices per lb. 2The cutout value is the same as a net carcass value. It is a composite value that sums the value of the respective lamb cuts multiplied by their weights. It is also the gross carcass value less processing and packaging costs.

Source: USDA AMS

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