WP livestock report

Hogs

The U.S. national live price average for barrows and gilts was $22.89 July 10, down from $$24.03 July 6.

U.S. hogs averaged $29.99 on a carcass basis July 10, up from $28.91 July 6.

The U.S. pork cutout was $68.95 per cwt. July 10, up from $64.34 July 6.

The estimated U.S. weekly slaughter to July 11 was 2.606 million, down from 2.641 million the previous week.

Slaughter was 2.419 million last year at the same time.

In Canada, the July 10 Signature Four price was C$122.50 per 100 kilograms, up from $122.86.

The Hams Marketing cash price was $120.50, up from $120.86. HyLife was $121.02, down from $121.66, and OlyWest was $109.30, down from $109.70. HyLife’s adjusted price was $148.75, up from $148.62.

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 United States.

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. Returns to the producers are dependent on exchange rates, quality, transportation, and export costs.

Lambs

Ontario Stockyards Inc. reported that 1,041 sheep and lambs and 21 goats sold July 7. All lambs sold steady. Good thicker-type sheep sold steady. Leaner sheep sold actively at slightly easier prices. Goats sold steady.

Beaver Hill Auction in Tofield, Alta., reported that 867 sheep and 422 goats sold July 6.

Wool lambs lighter than 54 lb. were $185-$240 per cwt., 55-69 lb. were $215-$250, 70-85 lb. were $210-$260, 86-105 lb. were $210-$240 and 106 lb. and heavier were $200-$231. Wool rams were $126-$178 per cwt. Cull ewes were $125-$215.

Hair lambs lighter than 54 lb. were $140-$190 per cwt., 55-69 lb. were $200-$246, 70-85 lb. were $205-$250, 86-105 lb. were $210-$235 and 106 lb. and heavier were $200-$220. Hair rams were $122-$210 per cwt. Cull ewes were $120-$211.

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