WP livestock report


The U.S. national live price average for barrows and gilts was US$49.25 per hundredweight March 2, down from $49.98 Feb. 23.

U.S. hogs averaged $62.29 on a carcass basis March 2, down from $62.63 Feb. 23. The U.S. pork cutout was $78.11 per cwt. March 2, down from $79.48 Feb. 23.

The estimated U.S. weekly slaughter to March 3 was 2.417 million, up from 2.389 million the previous week.

Slaughter was 2.316 million last year at the same time.

In Canada, the March 3 Signature Five price was C$151.91 per 100 kilograms, down from $154.98 the previous week. The price was $68.91 on a per hundredweight basis, down from $70.30.

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.


Ontario Stockyards Inc. reported that 656 sheep and lambs and 96 goats sold Feb. 26. All classes of sheep and lambs sold steady. Average quality goats sold barely steady.


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