WP livestock report

Hogs rise

The U.S. national live price average for barrows and gilts was US$54.04 per hundredweight Jan. 26, down from $54.33 Jan. 19.

U.S. hogs averaged $69.15 on a carcass basis Jan. 26, down from $69.36 Jan. 19.

The U.S. pork cutout was $82.78 per cwt. Jan. 26, up from $81.44 Jan. 19.

The estimated U.S. weekly slaughter to Jan. 27 was 2.370 million, up from 2.338 million the previous week.

Slaughter was 2.368 million last year at the same time.

In Canada, the Jan. 27 Signature Five price was C$160.45 per 100 kilograms, up from $159.33 the previous week. On a per hundredweight basis, the price was $72.78, up from $72.27.

Bison steady

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$4.75 or more with returns dependent on exchange rates, quality and export costs.

Grade A heifers sold up to C$6. U.S. buyers are offering US$4.50.

Lambs

Ontario Stockyards Inc. reported that 1,055 sheep and lambs and 112 goats sold Jan. 22. All lambs traded steady. Good lean sheep were also steady. Heavy and over fat sheep sold lower. Goats sold steady.

Beaver Hill Auction in Tofield, Alta., reported that 933 sheep and 20 goats sold Jan 22.

Wool lambs lighter than 54 lb. were $245-$268 per cwt., 55-to 69 lb. were $235-$260, 70-85 lb. were $121-$250, 86-105 lb. were $197-$231 and 106 lb. and heavier were $179-$193.

Wool rams were $126-$152 per cwt. Cull ewes were $121-$160.

Hair lambs lighter than 54 lb. were $220-$242 per cwt., 55-69 lb. were $230-$255, 70-85 lb. were $215-$245, 86-105 lb. were $194-$222 and 106 lb. and heavier were $170-$189.

Hair rams were $140-$153 per cwt. Cull ewes were $109-$176.

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