WP livestock report

Hogs

The U.S. national live price average for barrows and gilts was US$43.72 per cwt. Aug. 3, down from $49.43 July 27.

U.S. hogs averaged $54.58 on a carcass basis Aug. 3, down from $62.50 July 27.

The U.S. pork cutout was $71.68 per cwt. Aug. 3, down from $76.97 July 27.

The estimated U.S. weekly slaughter to Aug. 4 was 2.320 million, down from 1.987 million the previous week.

Slaughter was 2.238 million last year at the same time.

In Canada, the Aug. 4 Signature Five price was C$153.23 per 100 kilograms, down from $167.94 the previous week. On a per hundredweight basis, the price was $69.50, down from $76.18.

Bison

The Canadian Bison Association said Grade A bulls in the desirable weight range sold at prices from 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$5.80. U.S. buyers are offering US$4.40.

Animals outside the desirable buyer specifications may be discounted.

Lambs

Ontario Stockyards Inc. reported that 968 sheep and lambs and 211 goats sold July 30. All classes of lambs and goats sold steady. All sheep traded steady on a strong demand.

Beaver Hill Auction in Tofield, Alta., reported that 1,159 sheep and 426 goats sold July 30.

Wool lambs lighter than 54 lb. were $220-$250 per cwt., 55-69 lb. were $220-$248, 70-85 lb. were $213-$247, 86-105 lb. were $210-$235 and 106 lb. and heavier were $210-$230.

Wool rams were $90-$115 per cwt. Cull ewes were $90-$172.

Hair lambs lighter than 54 lb. were $200-$232 per cwt., 55-69 lb. were $211-$240, 70-85 lb. were $215-$245, 86-105 lb. were $220-$235 and 106 lb. and heavier were $210-$226.

Hair rams were $117-$145 per cwt. Cull ewes were $90-$155.

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