WP livestock report

Hogs

The U.S. national live price average for barrows and gilts was $24.03 July 6, down from $25.21 June 26.

U.S. hogs averaged $28.91 on a carcass basis July 6, up from $28.48 June 26.

The U.S. pork cutout was $64.34 per cwt. July 6, down from $65.95 June 19.

The estimated U.S. weekly slaughter to June 27 was 2.641 million, up from 2.587 million the previous week.

Slaughter was 2.386 million last year at the same time.

In Canada, the July 5 Signature Four price was C$122.86 per 100 kilograms, up from $122.63.

The Hams Marketing cash price was $120.86, up from $120.63. HyLife was $121.66, up from $121.64, and OlyWest was $109.70, down from $111.20. HyLife’s adjusted price was $148.62, up from $148.52.

Lambs

Ontario Stockyards Inc. reported that 669 sheep and lambs and 21 goats sold June 22. New crop lambs sold higher. Heavy lambs sold higher. Thin sheep sold higher. Thicker types sold steady. Goats sold steady.

Beaver Hill Auction in Tofield, Alta., reported that 634 sheep and 348 goats sold June 29.

Wool lambs lighter than 54 lb. were $220-$260 per cwt., 55-69 lb. were $228-$260, 70-85 lb. were $240-$280, 86-105 lb. were $220-$255 and 106 lb. and heavier were $200-$217. Wool rams were $135-$198 per cwt. Cull ewes were $120-$210.

Hair lambs lighter than 54 lb. were $190-$240 per cwt., 55-69 lb. were $210-$240, 70-85 lb. were $220-$260, 86-105 lb. were $210-$245 and 106 lb. and heavier were $190-$210. Hair rams were $139-$220 per cwt. Cull ewes were $120-$168.

Bison

Prices offered by Canadian buyers for slaughter in Canada start at $3.50 per pound hot hanging weight for Grade A bison bulls and heifers on light trading. Canadian buyers are offering $5 for prime bulls and $4.80 for heifers for slaughter in the U.S.

U.S. buyers are paying US$3.85 per lb. hot hanging weight for prime bulls from Canada for U.S. slaughter, where slaughter times are booked. Heifers are being purchased at $3.60 per lb. Returns to the producers are dependent on exchange rates, quality, transportation, and export costs.

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