WP livestock report

Hogs fall

The U.S. national live price average for barrows and gilts was US$50.55 per cwt. Sept.1 down from $54.59 Aug. 25.

U.S. hogs averaged $61.95 on a carcass basis Sept. 1, down from $66.73 Aug. 25.

The U.S. pork cutout was $84.47 per cwt. Sept. 1, down from $86.41 Aug. 25.

The estimated U.S. weekly slaughter for the week to Sept. 2 was 2.315 million, down from 2.344 million the previous week.

Slaughter was 2.264 million last year at the same time.

In Canada the average for the week to Sept. 2 Signature Five price was C$158.65 per 100 kilograms, down from $171.86 the week before.

On a per hundredweight basis the average was $71.96 down from $77.96 the week before.

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.

Light lambs down

Ontario Stockyards Inc. reported 1,189 sheep and lambs and 122 goats sold Aug. 28.

Light weight lambs sold $5 to $10 lower.

Heavy lambs sold at a premium. Sheep and old cull goats sold steady.

Beaver Hill Auction in Tofield, Alta., reported 2,035 sheep and 483 goats sold Aug. 28.

Wool lambs lighter than 54 lb. were $210-260 per cwt., 55 to 69 lb. were $227.50-$260, 70 to 85 lb. were $228-256, 86 to 105 lb. were $220-$245 and 106 lb. and heavier were $210-$234.

Wool rams were $106-$176 per cwt. Cull ewes were $86-$167.

Hair lambs lighter than 54 lb. were $200-$245 per cwt., 55 to 69 lb. were $202.50-$240, 70 to 85 lb. were $210-$247, 86 to 105 lb. were $210-$240 and 106 lb. and heavier were $200-$215. Hair rams were $121-$210 per cwt. Cull ewes were $100-$145.

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