WP livestock report

Hogs

The U.S. national live price average for barrows and gilts was US$48.98 per hundredweight Aug. 23, down from $54.21 Aug. 16.

U.S. hogs averaged $64.55 on a carcass basis Aug 23, down from $69.65 Aug 16.

The U.S. pork cutout was $79.65 per cwt. Aug 23, down from $86.26 Aug 16.

The estimated U.S. weekly slaughter to Aug 24 was 2.528 million, down from 2.492 million the previous week.

Slaughter was 2.521 million last year at the same time.

In Canada, the Aug. 24 Signature Five price was C$176.55 per 100 kilograms, down from C$181.88 the previous week.

On a per hundredweight basis, the price was $80.08, down from $82.50.

Lambs

Ontario Stockyards Inc. reported that 805 sheep and lambs and 125 goats sold Aug 19. All good lambs and sheep sold barely steady. All other types, under-finished and poor quality, sold under extreme pressure at lower prices.

Beaver Hill Auction in Tofield, Alta., reported that 2,038 sheep and 374 goats sold Aug 19.

Wool lambs lighter than 54 lb. were $140-$175 per cwt., 55-69 lb. were $150-$189, 70-85 lb. were $160-$195, 86-105 lb. were $160-$186 and 106 lb. and heavier were $174-$196.

Wool rams were $113-$150 per cwt. Cull ewes were $90-$146.

Hair lambs lighter than 54 lb. were $125-$145 per cwt., 55-69 lb. were $136-$177, 70-85 lb. were $140-$168, 86-105 lb. were $159-$175 and 106 lb. and heavier were $160-$185.

Hair rams were $97.50-$125 per cwt. Cull ewes were $99-$190.

Bison

The Canadian Bison Association said Grade A bulls in the desirable weight range sold at prices from C$4.80-$5.10 per pound hot hanging weight. U.S. buyers are offering US$4 or more with returns dependent on exchange rates, quality and export costs.

Grade A heifers sold up to C$4.70-$4.80. U.S. buyers are offering US$3.80.

Animals outside the desirable buyer specifications may be discounted.

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