WP livestock report

Hogs

The U.S. national live price average for barrows and gilts was US$40.90 per hundredweight Sept. 6, down from $44.39 Aug. 30.

U.S. hogs averaged $52.15 on a carcass basis Sept. 6, down from $55.78 Aug. 30.

The U.S. pork cutout was $73.32 per cwt. Sept. 6, up from $72.31 Aug. 30.

The estimated U.S. weekly slaughter to Sept. 6 was 1.847 million, down from 2.379 million the previous week.

Slaughter was 1.873 million last year at the same time.

In Canada, the Sept. 6 Signature Five price was C$147.69 per 100 kilograms, down from C$161.80 the previous week.

On a per hundredweight basis, the price was $66.99 down from $73.39.

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.

Lambs

Ontario Stockyards Inc. reported that 582 sheep and lambs and 21 goats sold Sept 3. All lambs sold steady. Sheep sold $5 to $10 higher.

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