WP livestock report

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Hogs down

The U.S. national live hog price average for barrows and gilts was US$61.59 per hundredweight Aug. 4, down from $62.94 Aug 4.

U.S. hogs averaged $77.85 on a carcass basis Aug. 11, down from $79.82 Aug. 4.

The U.S. pork cutout was $94.44 per cwt. Aug.11, down from $95.77 Aug. 4. The estimated U.S. weekly slaughter for the week to Aug. 11 was 2.272 million, up from 2.250 million in the previous week.

Slaughter was 2.246 million last year at the same time.

In Canada, the average Signature Five price for the week to Aug. 11 was C$189.98 per 100 kilograms, down from $190 the previous week.

On a per hundredweight basis, the average price was $86.17, down from $86.18 the previous week.

Bison steady

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The Canadian Bison Association said Grade A bulls in the desirable weight range sold at prices up to C$6.30–$6.50 per pound hot hanging weight.

U.S. buyers are offering US$4.75 or more with returns dependent on exchange rates, quality and export costs.

Grade A heifers sold up to C$6-$6.30. U.S. buyers are offering US$4.50.

Animals outside the desirable buyer specifications may be discounted.

Lambs steady

Ontario Stockyards Inc. reported that 896 sheep and lambs and 49 goats sold Aug 7. All classes of lambs and sheep opened steady and closed at stronger prices.

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Beaver Hill Auction in Tofield, Alta., reported that 1,304 sheep and 140 goats sold Aug 8.

Wool lambs lighter than 54 lb. were $225-$248 per cwt., 55-69 lb. were $233-$254, 70-85 lb. were $224-$246, 86-105 lb. were $215-$244 and 106 lb. and heavier were $195-$216.

Wool rams were $105-$152 per cwt. Cull ewes were $96-$138.

Hair lambs lighter than 54 lb. were $180-$230 per cwt., 55-69 lb. were $218-$251, 70-85 lb. were $217-$237, 86-105 lb. were $215-$229 and 106 lb. and heavier were $180-$205.

Hair rams were $90-$170 per cwt. Cull ewes were $95-$161.

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