WP livestock report

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Hogs dip slightly

The U.S. national live price average for barrows and gilts was US$60.02 per hundredweight Aug. 18, down from $61.59 Aug. 10. U.S. hogs averaged $73.34 on a carcass basis Aug 18, down from $77.85 Aug 10.

The U.S. pork cutout was $90.14 per cwt. Aug. 18, down from $94.44 Aug. 10.

The estimated U.S. weekly slaughter for the week to Aug. 19 was 2.332 million, up from 2.272 million in the previous week. Slaughter was 2.295 million last year at the same time.

In Canada, the average Signature Five price for the week to Aug. 18 was C$185 per 100 kilograms, down from $189.98 the previous week.

On a per hundredweight, basis the average price was $83.92 down from $86.17 the previous week.

Bison steady

The Canadian Bison Association said Grade A bulls in the desirable weight range sold at prices up to C$6.25–$6.40 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 1,077 sheep and lambs and 46 goats sold Aug. 7. All classes of good lambs sold higher. Goats sold steady.

Beaver Hill Auction in Tofield, Alta., reported that 796 sheep and 386 goats sold Aug 14.

Wool lambs lighter than 54 lb. were $210-$248 per cwt., 55-69 lb. were $230-$25, 70-85 lb. were $229-$250, 86-105 lb. were $217-$246 and 106 lb. and heavier were $195-$215.

Wool rams were $108-$158 per cwt. Cull ewes were $96-$163.

Hair lambs lighter than 54 lb. were $175-$235 per cwt., 55-69 lb. were $208-$238, 70-85 lb. were $215-$242, 86-105 lb. were $208-$232 and 106 lb. and heavier were $189-$235.

Hair rams were $126-$151 per cwt. Cull ewes were $95-$180.

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