Western Producer Livestock Report

Hog prices lower

Packers had ample supply and pork prices edged lower, causing U.S. cash hog prices to fall.

Iowa-southern Minnesota hogs were $60-$61 US per hundredweight Nov. 2, down from $62 Oct. 26.

The U.S. composite pork carcass cut-out value was $85.56, up a little from $85.17 Oct. 26.

U.S. slaughter for the week dipped to 2.36 million from 2.38 million the previous week. It was 2.35 million a year ago.

Bison steady

The Canadian Bison Association said Grade A bulls in the desirable weight range are under pressure with current sales around $3.50-$3.65 Cdn. per pound hot hanging weight with some sales to $3.90.

Grade A heifers were $3.50-$3.80 with discounts for poor quality.

Animals older than 30 months and those outside the desirable weight range may be discounted.

In the live market in light trade, yearlings were mostly $1.80-$2.10, with a few sales to $2.20, depending on quality.

Sheep, lambs steady

Beaver Hill Auction in Tofield, Alta., reported 1,102 sheep and 219 goats sold Oct. 29.

Wool lambs lighter than 70 lb. were $129-$140 per cwt., 70-85 lb. were $120-$132, 86-105 lb. were $112-$122 and 106 lb. and heavier were $100-$106.

Wool rams were $58-$75 per cwt. Cull ewes were $45-$62 and bred ewes were $125-$180 per head.

Hair lambs lighter than 70 lb. were $126-$139 per cwt., 70-85 lb. were $110-$138, 86-105 lb. were $110-$125 and 106 lb. and heavier were $90-$100.

Hair rams were $50-$70 per cwt. Cull ewes were $42-$58.

Good kid goats lighter than 50 lb. were $150-$195. Those heavier than 50 lb. were $150-$200 per cwt. Nannies were $55-$80 per cwt. Billies were $85-$150.

Ontario Stockyards Inc. reported that 1,638 sheep and lambs and 107 goats traded Oct. 29. All sheep, lambs and goats sold on a good active trade with prices steady with the previous week’s close.

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