WP livestock report

Hog prices variable

The U.S. national live price average for barrows and gilts was US$54.81 per hundredweight Feb. 9, up from $54.57 Feb. 2.

U.S. hogs averaged $69.72 on a carcass basis Feb. 9, down from $72.59 Feb. 9.

The U.S. pork cutout was $74.44 per cwt. Feb. 9, down from $81.63 Feb. 2.

The estimated U.S. weekly slaughter to Feb. 10 was 2.389 million, down from 2.438 million the previous week.

Slaughter was 2.360 million last year at the same time.

In Canada, the Signature Five price was C$165.93 per 100 kilograms Feb. 10, up from $160.13 the previous week. On a per hundredweight basis the price was $75.27, up from $72.63.

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.

Animals outside the desirable buyer specifications may be discounted.

Lambs

Ontario Stockyards Inc. reported that 687 sheep and lambs and 21 goats sold Feb. 5. New crop lambs traded steady. Heavier lambs sold very spotty, steady to $10 per. cwt lower. Sheep and goats were steady.

Beaver Hill Auction in Tofield, Alta., reported that 405 sheep and 67 goats sold Feb. 5.

Wool lambs lighter than 54 lb. were $235-260 per cwt., 55-69 lb. were $237-$260, 70-85 lb. were $225-$245, 86-105 lb. were $197-$230 and 106 lb. and heavier were $179-$190.

Wool rams were $106-$112 per cwt. Cull ewes were $106-$130.

Hair lambs lighter than 54 lb. were $220-$242 per cwt., 55-69 lb. were $230-$255, 70-85 lb. were $215-$240, 86-105 lb. were $194-$222 and 106 lb. and heavier were $170-$189.

Hair rams were $100-$123 per cwt. Cull ewes were $109-$156.

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