WP livestock report

Hogs

The U.S. national live price average for barrows and gilts was $28.54 May 29, up from $28.15 May 22.

U.S. hogs averaged $36.92 on a carcass basis May 29, down from $38.68 May 22.

The U.S. pork cutout was $88.20 per cwt. May 29, down from $96.75 May 22.

The estimated U.S. weekly slaughter to May 30 was 1.966 million, down from 2.137 million the previous week.

Slaughter was 2.131 million last year at the same time.

In Canada, the May 30 Signature Four price was C$164.68 per 100 kilograms. down from $175.39.

The Hams Marketing cash price was $162.68, down from $173.39. HyLife was $162.06, down from $166.15, and OlyWest was $168.20, down from $186. HyLife’s adjusted price was $193.18, down from $197.65.

Bison

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

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

Animals outside the desirable buyer specifications may be discounted.

Lambs

Ontario Stockyards Inc. reported that 1,020 sheep and lambs and 20 goats sold May 25. Lightweight lambs sold higher. Heavy type lambs sold $20 to $30 lower. Sheep sold $10 to $20 lower. Goats sold steady.

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