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WP livestock report

Hogs

The U.S. national live price average for barrows and gilts was not available Oct. 9 or Oct. 2.

U.S. hogs averaged $64.52 on a carcass basis Oct. 9, up from $63.52 Oct. 2.

The U.S. pork cutout was $94.80 per hundredweight Oct. 9, up from $92.15 Oct. 2.

The estimated U.S. weekly slaughter to Oct. 10 was 2.730 million, down from 2.603 million the previous week.

Slaughter was 2.697 million last year at the same time.

In Canada, the Oct. 10 Signature Four price was C$81.58 per 100 kilograms, up from $179.85.

The Hams Marketing cash price was $179.58, up from $177.85, HyLife was $193.45, up from $191.84, and OlyWest was $184.20, up from $177.60. OlyWest 2021 was $202.60, up from $196.40 and HyLife’s adjusted price was $211.38, up from $208.85.

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 $4.85-$5 for prime bulls and $4.70-$4.80 for heifers for slaughter in the United States.

U.S. buyers are paying US$4 per lb. hog hanging weight for prime bulls from Canada for U.S. slaughter, where slaughter times are booked. Heifers are being purchased at $3.80. Returns to producers are dependent on exchange rates, quality, transportation, and export costs.

Lambs

Ontario Stockyards Inc. reported that 1,116 sheep and lambs and 119 goats sold Oct. 5. Sheep traded at lower prices. Heavy lambs traded at easier prices with light lambs trading steady. Goats traded barely steady.

Beaver Hill Auction in Tofield, Alta., reported that 1,647 sheep and 405 goats sold Oct 5.

Wool lambs lighter than 54 lb. were $220-$240 per cwt., 55-69 lb. were $230-$260, 70-85 lb. were $235-$260, 86-105 lb. were $225-$255 and 106 lb. and heavier were $235-$250. Wool rams were $155-$181 per cwt. Cull ewes were $135-$185.

Hair lambs lighter than 54 lb. were $180-$250 per cwt., 55-69 lb. were $230-$251, 70-85 lb. were $225-$250, 86-105 lb. were $215-$240 and 106 lb. and heavier were $210-$235. Hair rams were $140-$195 per cwt. Cull ewes were $120-$239.

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