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WP livestock report

Hogs

The U.S. national live price average for barrows and gilts was $26.27 May 15, but weren’t available May 8.

U.S. hogs averaged $37.11 on a carcass basis May 15, down from $38 May 8.

The U.S. pork cutout was $110.12 per cwt. May 15, down from 116.50 May 8.

The estimated U.S. weekly slaughter to May 15 was 2.103 million, up from 1.775 million the previous week.

Slaughter was 2.352 million last year at the same time.

In Canada, the May 16 Signature Four price was C$179.73 per 100 kilograms, up from $168.72.

The Hams Marketing cash price was $177.73, up from $166.72. HyLife was $178.25, up from $171.41, and OlyWest was $179, up from $154.80. HyLife’s adjusted price was $210.72, up from $203.46.

Bison

The Canadian Bison Association said Grade A bulls in the desirable weight range were offered prices from C$3.50 per pound hot hanging weight. U.S. buyers are offering US$3.60 per lb. with returns dependent on exchange rates, quality and export costs.

Grade A heifers were offered prices of C$3.50 hot hanging weight. U.S. buyers are offering US$3.40 per lb.

Animals outside the desirable buyer specifications may be discounted.

Lambs

Ontario Stockyards Inc. reported that 1,028 sheep and lambs and 17 goats sold May 11. Lightweight lambs sold higher. Heavy type lambs sold steady. Good sheep and goats also sold steady.

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