Cash hogs lower
A seasonal increase in market-ready hog supplies pushed U.S. cash hog prices lower.
The partial shutdown of the U.S. government stopped production of several U.S. Department of Agriculture livestock market reports.
Dealers and producers continued delivering, selling and pricing hogs, using terminal hog prices, basing cash prices off futures, and using Urner Barry’s Yellow Sheet prices, dealers told Reuters.
Iowa-southern Minnesota hogs delivered to packing plants fell to $67.50 US per hundredweight Oct. 4, down from $70 Sept. 27.
The U.S. pork cutout and weekly slaughter numbers are not available because of the U.S. government shutdown.
The Canadian Bison Association said Grade A bulls in the desirable weight range averaged $3.50 Cdn per pound hot hanging weight with sales to $3.70. Grade A heifers sold at $3.45 with sales to $3.55.
Animals older than 30 months and those outside desirable buyer specifications may be discounted.
Lambs steady to higher
Beaver Hill Auction in Tofield, Alta., reported 1,915 sheep and 301 goats sold Sept. 30.
Wool lambs lighter than 70 lb. were $118-$138 per cwt., 70 to 85 lb. were $125-$138.50, 86 to 105 lb. were $127-$139 and 106 lb. and heavier were $121-$136. Wool rams were $50-$76 per cwt. Cull ewes were $35-$70.
Hair lambs lighter than 70 lb. were $115-$128 per cwt., 70 to 85 lb. were $120-$130, 86 to 105 lb. were $125-$136 and 106 lb. and heavier were $115-$125.
Hair rams were $50-$60 per cwt. Cull ewes were $37-$70.
Good kid goats lighter than 50 lb. were $170-$230 per cwt. Those heavier than 50 lb. were $180-$235 per cwt. Nannies were $60-$95 per cwt. Billies were $117.50-$155.
Ontario Stockyards Inc. reported 1,794 sheep and lambs and 61 goats traded Sept. 30. All classes of lambs sold at steady-to-higher prices. Goats sold steady. Sheep sold $5-$7 lower.