WP livestock report

Hogs down

The U.S. national live price average for barrows and gilts was US$48.25 per hundredweight Nov. 10, down from $48.93 Nov. 3.

U.S. hogs averaged $59.70 on a carcass basis Nov. 10, down from $62.33 Nov. 3.

The U.S. pork cutout was $81.92 per cwt. Nov. 10, up from $77.56 Nov. 3. The estimated U.S. weekly slaughter for the week to Nov. 11 was 2.495 million, up from 2.447 million in the previous week.

Slaughter was 2.458 million last year at the same time.

In Canada, the average Signature Five price for the week to Nov. 11 was C149.33 per 100 kilograms, down from $154.83 the previous week. On a per hundredweight basis, the average price was $67.74, down from $70.23 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–$6.25 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$5.75-$6. U.S. buyers are offering US$4.50.

Animals outside the desirable buyer specifications may be discounted.

Lambs recover

Ontario Stockyards Inc. reported that 479 sheep and lambs and 26 goats sold Nov. 6. Lambs regained last week’s losses.

Sheep sold actively at slightly stronger prices. Goats traded at steady money.

Beaver Hill Auction in Tofield, Alta., reported that 582 sheep and 138 goats sold Nov. 6.

Wool lambs lighter than 54 lb. were $175-220 per cwt., 55-69 lb. were $180-$210, 70-85 lb. were $178-$200, 86-105 lb. were $175-$190 and 106 lb. and heavier were $169-$186.

Wool rams were $75-$140 per cwt. Cull ewes were $80-$133.

Hair lambs lighter than 54 lb. were $165-$190 per cwt., 55-69 lb. were $165-$200, 70-85 lb. were $165-$185, 86-105 lb. were $170-$182 and 106 lb. and heavier were $165-$178.

Hair rams were $85-$125 per cwt. Cull ewes were $80-$135.

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