WP livestock report

Hogs

The U.S. national live price average for barrows and gilts was $48.14 per hundredweight Aug. 26, up from $47.90 Aug. 19.

U.S. hogs averaged $60.68 on a carcass basis Aug. 26, down from $62.59 Aug 19.

The U.S. pork cutout was $76.39 per cwt. Aug. 26, down from $74.56 Aug. 19.

The estimated U.S. weekly slaughter for the week to Aug. 26 was 2.266 million, down from 2.291 million the previous week.

Slaughter was 2.225 million last year at the same time.

In Canada, the Aug. 26 Signature Three price was C$148.94 per 100 kilograms, or $67.56 per 100 pounds, down from $150.92 or $68.46 the previous week.

Bison

The Canadian Bison Association said Grade A bulls in the desirable weight range sold at prices up to C$6 per pound hot hanging weight. U.S. buyers are offering US$4.50 with returns dependent on exchange rates, quality and export costs.

Grade A heifers sold up to C$5.75. U.S. buyers are offering US$4.30.

Animals outside the desirable buyer specifications may be discounted.

Sheep

Beaver Hill Auction in Tofield, Alta., reported that 1,170 sheep and 103 goats sold Aug. 22.

Wool lambs lighter than 54 lb. were $220-$250 per cwt., 55-69 lb. were $200-$247, 70-85 lb. were $197-$228, 86-105 lb. were $192-$216 and 106 lb. and heavier were $185-$196.

Wool rams were $80-$101 per cwt. Cull ewes were $80-$156.

Hair lambs lighter than 54 lb. were $210-$240 per cwt., 55-69 lb. were $200-$230, 70-85 lb. were $184-$214, 86-105 lb. were $184-$205 and 106 lb. and heavier were $182-$194.

Hair rams were $80-$131 per cwt. Cull ewes were $80-$126.

Ontario Stockyards Inc. reported that 1,295 sheep and lambs and 106 goats traded Aug. 22.

All classes of lambs sold barely steady. Good sheep sold steady. Real thin types of sheep sold under pressure.

Goats sold barely steady.

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