The U.S. national live price average for barrows and gilts was $36.69 per cwt. Nov. 8, down from $38.57 on Nov. 1. U.S. hogs averaged $44.85 on a carcass basis Nov. 8, down from $48.95 Nov. 1. The U.S. pork cutout was $82.67 per cwt. Nov. 8, up from $75.64 Nov. 1.
The estimated U.S. weekly slaughter to Nov. 9 was 2.693 million, down from 2.669 million the previous week. Slaughter 2.591 million last year at the same time.
In Canada Nov. 9 Signature Five price was C$129.70 per 100 kilograms, down from C$137.27 the week before. On a per hundred weight basis price was $66.13 down from $67.27 the week before.
Ontario Stockyards Inc. reported 1,602 sheep and lambs and 110 goats sold Nov. 4. All sheeps, lambs and goats sold steady. Beaver Hill Auction in Tofield, Alta., reported 1,144 sheep and 189 goats sold Nov. 4.
Wool lambs lighter than 54 lb. were $130-$178 per cwt., 55 to 69 lb. were $150-$185, 70 to 85 lb. were $160-$190, 86 to 105 lb. were $145-$180 and 106 lb. and heavier were $135-$152. Wool rams were $170-$225 per cwt. Cull ewes were $80-$136.
The Canadian Bison Association said Grade A bulls in the desirable weight range sold at prices from C$4.80-$5.00. per pound hot hanging weight. U.S. buyers are offering US$3.85-4.00/lb. 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$3.60-3.80/lb.
Animals outside the desirable buyer specifications may be discounted.