The U.S. national live price average for barrows and gilts was not available Sept. 18, but was $40.75 Sept. 11.
U.S. hogs averaged $60.26 on a carcass basis Sept. 18, up from $54.40 Sept. 11.
The U.S. pork cutout was $87.53 per hundredweight Sept. 18, up from $81.25 Sept. 11.
The estimated U.S. weekly slaughter to Sept. 19 was 2.587 million, up from 2.323 million the previous week.
Slaughter was 2.601 million last year at the same time.
In Canada, the Sept. 19 Signature Four price was C$156.87 per 100 kilograms, up from $147.74.
The Hams Marketing cash price was $154.87, up from $145.74. HyLife was $169.02 (last week’s price was not available), and OlyWest was $150, up from $136.80. OlyWest 2021 was $172.00, up from $161.00. HyLife’s adjusted price was $186.69 (last week’s price was not available).
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$4 per pound hot hanging weight for prime bulls from Canada for U.S. slaughter, where slaughter times are booked. Heifers are being purchased at $3.80. Returns to producers are dependent on exchange rates, quality, transportation, and export costs.
Ontario Stockyards Inc. reported that 1,203 sheep and lambs and 71 goats sold Sept 14. Lambs, sheep and goats all sold steady.