WP livestock report

Hogs

The U.S. national live price average for barrows and gilts was $38.67 per hundredweight Feb. 7, down from $42.76 on Jan. 31.

U.S. hogs averaged $50.01 on a carcass basis Feb. 7, down from $52.49 Jan. 31.

The U.S. pork cutout was $64.81 per cwt. Feb. 7, down from $69.57 Jan. 31.

The estimated U.S. weekly slaughter to Feb. 8 was 2.691 million, down from 2.703 million the previous week.

Slaughter was 2.511 million last year at the same time.

In Canada, the Feb. 8 Signature Five price was C$137.70 per 100 kilograms, down from C$141.98 the previous week.

On a per hundredweight basis, the price was $62.46, down from $64.40 the previous week.

Bison

The Canadian Bison Association said Grade A bulls in the desirable weight range were offered prices from C$4.25-$4.60 per pound hot hanging weight, with some sales reported as high as $5-$5.25. U.S. buyers are offering US$3.85-4.15 per lb. with returns dependent on exchange rates, quality and export costs.

Grade A heifers were offered prices of C$4.15 per lb. hot hanging weight.

Animals outside the desirable buyer specifications may be discounted.

Lambs

Ontario Stockyards Inc. reported that 489 sheep and lambs and 54 goats sold Feb. 7. Lightweight new crop lambs sold higher. All light lambs sold steady. Heavy lambs sold $5-$10 higher. Good sheep sold $5-$10 higher and good goats sold at a premium.

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