WP livestock report

Hogs

The U.S. national live price average for barrows and gilts was not available Sept. 2. It was $48.14 on Aug. 26.

U.S. hogs averaged $58.21 on a carcass basis Sept. 2, lower from $60.68 Aug 26.

The U.S. pork cutout was $77.61 per cwt. Sept. 2, higher from $76.39 Aug. 26.

The estimated U.S. weekly slaughter for the week to Sept. 2 was 2,259 million, up from 2.256 million the previous week.

Slaughter was 2.183 million last year at the same time.

In Canada, the Sept. 2 Signature Three price was $144.29 per 100 kilograms, or $65.45 per 100 pounds, down from $148.94 or $67.56 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 $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 1,562 sheep and 186 goats sold Aug. 29.

Wool lambs lighter than 54 lb. were $225-$250 per cwt., 55 to 69 lb. were $222.50-$254, 70 to 85 lb. were $205-$230, 86 to 105 lb. were $196-$216 and 106 lb. and heavier were $181-$198.

Wool rams were $93-$166 per cwt. Cull ewes were $90-$153.

Hair lambs lighter than 54 lb. were $180-$237 per cwt., 55 to 69 lb. were $216-$252, 70 to 85 lb. were $195-$220, 86 to 105 lb. were $184-$212 and 106 lb. and heavier were $180-$195.

Hair rams were $135-$159 per cwt. Cull ewes were $80-$141.

Ontario Stockyards Inc. reported that 1,798 sheep and lambs and 102 goats traded August 29.

Light weight lambs sold barely steady due to poor quality. All other well fed lambs sold higher.

Sheep sold spotty at slightly lower prices.

Heavy type goats sold at a premium, light weight sold steady.

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