WP livestock report

Hogs

The U.S. national live price average for barrows and gilts was $26.34 per hundredweight April 24, up from $25.08 April 17.

U.S. hogs averaged $34.20 on a carcass basis April 24, down from $34.24 April 17.

The U.S. pork cutout was $77.48 per cwt. April 24, up from $60.13 April 17.

The estimated U.S. weekly slaughter to April 25 was 1.995 million, down from 2.224 million the previous week.

Slaughter was 2.347 million last year at the same time.

In Canada, the April 25 Signature Five price was C$109.56 per 100 kilograms, down from C$110.06 the previous week.

On a per hundredweight basis, the price was $49.70, down from $49.92 the previous week.

Bison

The Canadian Bison Association said Grade A bulls in the desirable weight range were offered prices from C$4-$4.50 per pound hot hanging weight. U.S. buyers offered US$3.60-$4.15 per lb. with returns dependent on exchange rates, quality and export costs.

Grade A heifers were offered C$3.75-$4.40 per lb. hot hanging weight. U.S. buyers were offering US$3.40-$3.80 per lb.

Animals outside the desirable buyer specifications may be discounted.

Lambs

Ontario Stockyards Inc. reported that 682 sheep and lambs and 58 goats sold April 20. All lambs, sheep and goats sold much higher.

Beaver Hill Auction in Tofield, Alta., reported 640 sheep and 113 goats sold April 20.

Wool lambs lighter than 54 lb. were $240-$275 per cwt., 55 to 69 lb. were $240-$300, 70 to 85 lb. were $240-$290, 86 to 105 lb. were $226-$285 and 106 lb. and heavier were $200-$226.

Wool rams were $100-$185 per cwt. Cull ewes were $100-$211.

Hair lambs lighter than 54 lb. were $200-$245 per cwt., 55 to 69 lb. were $230-$275, 70 to 85 lb. were $235-$265, 86 to 105 lb. were $210-$260 and 106 lb. and heavier were $190-$215.

Hair rams were $100-$160 per cwt. Cull ewes were $112-$146.

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