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WP livestock report

Hogs

The U.S. national live price average for barrows and gilts was US$37.03 per hundredweight Jan. 18, down from $38.51 Jan. 11.

U.S. hogs averaged $51.81 on a carcass basis Jan. 18, up from $50.88 Jan. 11.

The U.S. pork cutout was $69.97 per cwt. Jan. 18, up from $70.96 Jan. 11.

The estimated U.S. weekly slaughter to Jan. 19 was 2.508 million, down from 2.556 million the previous week.

Slaughter was 2.332 million last year at the same time.

In Canada, the Jan. 19 Signature Five price was C$133.67 per 100 kilograms, up from $130.40 the previous week.

On a per hundredweight basis, the price was $60.63, up from $59.15.

Bison

The Canadian Bison Association said Grade A bulls in the desirable weight range sold from C$5.60-$5.75 per pound hot hanging weight. U.S. buyers are offering US$4.30 or more with returns dependent on exchange rates, quality and export costs.

Grade A heifers sold up to C$5.40-$5.60. U.S. buyers are offering US$4.15.

Animals outside the desirable buyer specifications may be discounted.

Lambs

Ontario Stockyards Inc. reported that 1,236 sheep and lambs and 40 goats sold Jan. 14. Most classes of lambs sold steady. Good sheep sold $10 to $15 cwt lower. Good lean sheep sold $10 cwt. lower. Goats sold steady.

Beaver Hill Auction in Tofield, Alta., reported that 450 sheep and 52 goats sold Jan 14.

Wool lambs lighter than 54 lb. were $150-$190 per cwt., 55-69 lb. were $220-$233, 70-85 lb. were $190-$217, 86-105 lb. were $169-$205 and 106 lb. and heavier were $140-$170.

Wool rams were $100-$126 per cwt. Cull ewes were $105-$129.

Hair lambs lighter than 54 lb. were $120-$150 per cwt., 55-69 lb. were $190-$214, 70-85 lb. were $170-$190, 86-105 lb. were $150-$180 and 106 lb. and heavier were $130-$160.

Hair rams were $111-$120 per cwt. Cull ewes were $95-$120.

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