WP livestock report

Hogs

The U.S. national live price average for barrows and gilts was US$58.87 per hundredweight June 7, down from $60.06 May 31.

U.S. hogs averaged $75.63 on a carcass basis June 7, down from $76.70 May 31.

The U.S. pork cutout was $83.08 per cwt. June 7, up from $82.68 May 31.

The estimated U.S. weekly slaughter to June 8 was 2.417 million, up from 2.128 million the previous week.

Slaughter was 2.268 million last year at the same time.

In Canada, the June 8 Signature Five price was C$190.59 per 100 kilograms, down from $194.59 the previous week.

On a per hundredweight basis, the price was $86.45, down from $88.27.

Bison

The Canadian Bison Association said Grade A bulls in the desirable weight range sold at prices from C$4.90-$5.20 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$4.90-$5.10. U.S. buyers are offering US$4.10.

Animals outside the desirable buyer specifications may be discounted.

Lambs

Ontario Stockyards Inc. reported that 869 sheep and lambs and 25 goats sold June 3. Most lambs sold higher. Some heavy type lambs sold barely steady. Sheep and goats sold steady.

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