WP livestock report


The U.S. national live price average for barrows and gilts was US$41.17 per hundredweight April 20, up from $37.61 April 13.

U.S. hogs averaged $57.65 on a carcass basis April 20, up from $50.06 April 13.

The U.S. pork cutout was $67.91 per cwt. April 20, down from $66.33 April 13.

The estimated U.S. weekly slaughter to April 21 was 2.436 million, up from 2.372 million the previous week.

Slaughter was 2.297 million last year at the same time.

In Canada, the April 21 Signature Five price was C$126.86 per 100 kilograms, up from $118.85 the previous week. On a per hundredweight basis, the price was $57.54, up from $53.91.


The Canadian Bison Association said Grade A bulls in the desirable weight range sold at prices up to C$6 per pound hot hanging weight. U.S. buyers are offering US$4.60 or more with returns dependent on exchange rates, quality and export costs.

Grade A heifers sold up to C$6. U.S. buyers are offering US$4.40.

Animals outside the desirable buyer specifications may be discounted.


Ontario Stockyards Inc. reported that 404 sheep and lambs and one goat sold April 16. Sheep, lambs and goats sold steady.

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