WP livestock report

Hogs

The U.S. national live price average for barrows and gilts was US$56.72 per cwt. June 8 up from $51.61 June 1. U.S. hogs averaged $76.48 on a carcass basis June 8, up from $69.33 June 1.

The U.S. pork cutout was $79.47 per cwt. June 8, up from $76.32 June 1.

The estimated U.S. weekly slaughter to June 9 was 2.271 million, up from 2.030 million the previous week.

Slaughter was 2.201 million last year at the same time.

In Canada June 2 Signature Five price was C$169.53 per 100 kilograms, up from $160.99 the week before. On a per hundredweight basis price was $76.90 up from $73.02.

Bison

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$4.60 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$4.40.

Animals outside the desirable buyer specifications may be discounted.

Lambs

Ontario Stockyards Inc. reported 1109 sheep and lambs and 64 goats sold June 4. All classes of lambs sold under pressure at $10-15 cwt. lower. Sheep and goats traded steady. Beaver Hill Auction in Tofield, Alta., reported 1172 sheep and 130 goats sold June 4.

Wool lambs lighter than 54 lb. were $250-300 per cwt., 55 to 69 lb. were $242-$285, 70 to 85 lb. were $235-$276, 86 to 105 lb. were $225-$251 and 106 lb. and heavier were $220-$240. Wool rams were $75-$166 per cwt. Cull ewes were $90-$195.

Hair lambs lighter than 54 lb. were $230-$265 per cwt., 55 to 69 lb. were $225-$260, 70 to 85 lb. were $230-$255, 86 to 105 lb. were $220-$240 and 106 lb. and heavier were $200-$230.

Hair rams were $120-$161 per cwt. Cull ewes were $90-$173.

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