WP livestock report

Hogs steady

Iowa-southern Minnesota hogs delivered to packing plants sold at $62-$62.50 US per hundredweight Feb. 14, steady with Feb. 7.

The estimated pork cut-out value was $94.33 per cwt. Feb. 14, up from $92.20 Feb. 7.

Estimated weekly U.S. slaughter to Feb. 15 was 2.113 million, down from 2.171 million the previous week. Last year in the same week slaughter was 2.139 million.

Bison steady

The Canadian Bison Association said Grade A bulls with desirable weights reached $3.85 Cdn per pound hot hanging weight. Grade A heifers sold up to $3.70.

Quality 2013 bull calves 400-500 lb. averaged $2.42 per lb. live weight with 500-550 lb. bulls averaging $2.34.

Heifers born in 2013 weighing 375-475 lb. averaged about $2.20 per lb. in light trade, 2012 bulls and heifers 800-900 lb. were $1.90-$1.95 per lb.

Animals outside the desirable buyer specifications may be discounted.

Lambs steady

Beaver Hill Auction in Tofield, Alta., reported 894 sheep and 68 goats sold Feb. 10.

Wool lambs lighter than 70 lb. were $141-$168 per cwt., 70 to 85 lb. were $140-$161, 86 to 105 lb. were $138-$151 and 106 lb. and heavier were $134-$148.

Wool rams were $58-$75 per cwt. Cull ewes were $47-$97 and bred ewes were $90-$135 per head.

Hair lambs lighter than 70 lb. were $135-$154 per cwt., 70 to 85 lb. were $130-$155, 86 to 105 lb. were $130-$146 and 106 lb. and heavier were $130-$140.

Hair rams were $62-$101 per cwt. Cull ewes were $50-$90.

Good kid goats lighter than 50 lb. were $185-$235. Those heavier than 50 lb. were $180-$235 per cwt. Nannies were $60-$95 per cwt. Billies were $95-$130.

Ontario Stockyards Inc. reported 1,597 sheep and lambs and 72 goats traded Feb. 10. All lambs traded at steady prices. Sheep were barely steady. Kid goats sold at premiums, while mature nannies were $10-$20 lower. All other goats sold steady.