WP livestock report

Hogs little changed

The U.S. national live price average for barrows and gilts was US$68.30 per hundredweight July 14, up from $67.67 per cwt. July 7.

U.S. hogs averaged $86.40 on a carcass basis July 14, up from $86.34 July 7.

The U.S. pork cutout was $104.48 per cwt. July 14, slightly down from $104.96 July 7.

The estimated U.S. weekly slaughter for the week to July 15 was 2.202 million, up from 1.849 million in the previous holiday shortened week.

Slaughter was 2.121 million last year at the same time.

In Canada the average for the week to July 15 Signature Five price was C$208.56 per 100 kilograms, down from $209.71 the previous week.

On a per hundredweight basis, the average price was $94.60, down from $95.12 the previous week.

Bison steady

The Canadian Bison Association said Grade A bulls in the desirable weight range sold at prices up to C$6.30–$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 814 sheep and 59 goats sold July 10.

Lambs sold steady. Sheep were steady to stronger. Good goats also sold steady.

Beaver Hill Auction in Tofield, Alta., reported 860 sheep and 116 goats sold July 10.

Wool lambs lighter than 54 lb. were $295-320 per cwt., 55 to 69 lb. were $275-$300, 70 to 85 lb. were $255-286, 86 to 105 lb. were $235-$265 and 106 lb. and heavier were $220-$230.

Wool rams were $122-$185 per cwt. Cull ewes were $90-$151.

Hair lambs lighter than 54 lb. were $255-$300 per cwt., 55 to 69 lb. were $270-$290, 70 to 85 lb. were $250-$274, 86 to 105 lb. were $234-$250 and 106 lb. and heavier were $200-$221.

Hair rams were $117-130 per cwt.

Cull ewes were $106-$163.

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