WP livestock report

Hogs

The U.S. national live price average for barrows and gilts was $29.87 on July 24. U.S. hogs averaged $38.11 on a carcass basis Aug 7, down from $40.97 July 31.

The U.S. pork cutout was $71.93 per hundred weight Aug. 7, up from $65.31 July 31.

The estimated U.S. weekly slaughter to Aug. 8 was 2.534 million, down from 2.543 million the previous week.

Slaughter 2.350 million last year at the same time.

In Canada the Aug. 8 Signature Four price was C$133.52 per 100 kilograms, up from $132.48.

The Hams Marketing cash price was $131.52, up from $130.48. HyLife was $141.35, up from $141.34, and OlyWest was $122.58, up from $121.90. HyLife’s adjusted price was $159.29, up from $155.24.

Lambs

Ontario Stockyards Inc. reported that 345 sheep and lambs and 2 goats sold Aug. 3. All classes of lambs sold steady to stronger. Goats sold steady. Thick sheep sold stronger with lean sheep selling fully steady to strong. Beaver Hill Auction in Tofield, Alta., reported that 1,560 sheep and 563 goats sold July 27.

Wool lambs lighter than 54 lb. were $150-$210 per cwt., 55-69 lb. were $190-$225, 70-85 lb. were $210-$250, 86-105 lb. were $216-$255 and 106 lb. and heavier were $223-$262. Wool rams were $116-$205 per cwt. Cull ewes were $110-$224.

Hair lambs lighter than 54 lb. were $125-$180 per cwt., 55-69 lb. were $184-$220, 70-85 lb. were $200-$232, 86-105 lb. were $215-$245 and 106 lb. and heavier were $205-$215. Hair rams were $130-$218 per cwt. Cull ewes were $110-$169.

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. hog 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 producers are dependent on exchange rates, quality, transportation, and export costs.

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