WEEKLY LAMB PELTS PRICE REPORT, FOB Major Production Points
NW_LS443	 
St Joseph, MO    Fri Feb 9, 2018    USDA Market News

WEEKLY LAMB PELTS PRICE REPORT, FOB Major Production Points
Estimated Credit Returned to Producers Per Piece Price for Week Ending: 2/9/2018

Pelt activity this week compared to last report:  Compared to last week, mostly steady
with higher quality pelts steady to firm.

Unshorn           Price Range
Supreme	          2.50 -10.50
Premium          (2.50)- 9.00
Standard         (1.00)- 2.00
Fair             (1.50)- 2.00
Mixed Class      (1.50)- 1.50
Damaged/Puller   (1.50)-(1.25)


Shorn             Price Range
Supreme           1.50 - 9.50
Premium          (2.50)- 8.00
Standard         (2.50)- 1.50
Fair             (2.25)-(1.00)
Mixed Class      (2.50)-(2.25)
Damaged/Puller   (2.50)-(2.25)


Pelt           Square  Discolored   Manure/Seed    Staple   Micron  Processing
Category       Footage Fiber        Free           Length           Defects
Supreme        9-up    none         predominantly  1-3      22-26   minimal
Premium        7-10    none-minimal predominantly  1-3      22-26   minimal
Standard       8-down  minimal      somewhat/heavy 1-3      22-up   minimal
Fair           4-up    some         somewhat/heavy NA       NA      yes
Mixed Class    NA      some         somewhat/heavy NA       NA      yes
Damaged/Puller NA      some         somewhat/heavy NA       NA      yes
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Livestock Mandatory Reporting on Negotiated, Formula and Contract trades Monday 
February 5, 2018 through Friday February 9, 2018 showed pelts consisting
of 72.3% Unshorn and 27.7% Shorn.


Source:  USDA Livestock, Poultry, and Grain Market News Division, St Joseph, MO
         Eric Lyssy                     816-676-7000  StJoe.LPGMN@ams.usda.gov
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