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WP livestock report

Hogs

The U.S. national live price average for barrows and gilts was $25.08 April 16. Prices for April 10 weren’t available.

U.S. hogs averaged $34.24 on a carcass basis April 16, down from $39.33 April 10.

The U.S. pork cutout was $60.13 per cwt. April 16, up from $52.85 April 10.

The estimated U.S. weekly slaughter to April 17 was 2.236 million, down from 2.407 million the previous week.

Slaughter 2.384 million last year at the same time.

In Canada, the April 17 Signature Five price was C$110.06 per 100 kilograms, down from C$124.46 the previous week.

On a per hundredweight basis, the price was $49.92, down from $56.45 the previous week.

Bison

The Canadian Bison Association said Grade A bulls in the desirable weight range were offered C$4-$4.50 per pound hot hanging weight. U.S. buyers are offering US$4.15 per lb. with returns dependent on exchange rates, quality and export costs.

Grade A heifers were offered C$4-$4.40 per lb. hot hanging weight. U.S. buyers are offering US$3.80 per lb.

Animals outside the desirable buyer specifications may be discounted.

Lambs

Ontario Stockyards Inc. reported that 798 sheep and lambs and five goats sold April 13. All new crop lambs sold higher, while heavier lambs sold steady. All sheep sold higher. A small selection of goats sold steady.

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