WP livestock report

Hogs rise

Stronger pork prices and tight supply of market-ready animals pushed U.S. cash hog prices up $5 to $6 per hundredweight.

Iowa-southern Minnesota live hogs delivered to plants rose to $86.50-$87 US per cwt. from $80-$82 June 6.

On a carcass basis, Midwest hogs averaged $114.70 per cwt. June 13, up from $107.85 June 6. The U.S. pork cutout rose to $123.45 June 13 from $120.60 per cwt. June 6.

U.S. estimated weekly slaughter for the week to June 14 was 1.915 million, down from 1.93 million the previous week. Slaughter was 1.95 million last year at the same time.

Bison steady

The Canadian Bison Association said Grade A bulls in the desirable weight range fetched prices as high as $4 Cdn per lb. hot hanging weight. Grade A heifers sold at prices up to $3.85.

Animals outside the desirable buyer specifications may be discounted.

Elk prices

The Alberta Wapiti Producers Co-op members price is $7.65 per kilogram, or $3.47 per pound, basis hot hanging carcass weight, for males and females in good body condition, aged 18 months and older delivered to Fort McLeod, Alta.

Lamb prices fall

Beaver Hill Auction in Tofield, Alta., reported 842 sheep and 116 goats sold June 9.

Wool lambs lighter than 54 lb. were $167-$225 per cwt., 55-lb. were $170-$220, 70-85 lb. were $170-$215, 86-105 lb. were $158-$186 and 106 lb. and heavier were $154-$171.

Wool rams were $50-$98 per cwt. Cull ewes were $45-$137.50.

Hair lambs lighter than 54 lb. were $150-$200 per cwt., 55-69 lb. were $165-$200, 70-85 lb. were $160-$192, 86-105 lb. were $155-$172 and 106 lb. and heavier were $150-$166.

Hair rams were $56-$70 per cwt. Cull ewes were $55-$129 and ewe-lamb families were $180-$250 per unit.

Feeder kids lighter than 60 lb. were $165-$225.

Good kid goats lighter than 70 lb. were $220-$255. Those heavier than 70 lb. were $220-$255 per cwt. Nannies were $65-$110 per cwt. Billies were $115-$150.

Ontario Stockyards Inc. reported 2,317 sheep and lambs and 19 goats traded June 9.

All classes of lambs sold $10-$15 cwt. lower. Sheep traded $5-$7 cwt. lower. Goats sold steady.

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