WP livestock report

Hogs

The U.S. national live price average for barrows and gilts was $34.74. Feb. 28, down from $39.57 on Feb. 21.

U.S. hogs averaged $50.59 on a carcass basis Feb. 28, up from $49.70 Feb. 21.

The U.S. pork cutout was $64.12 per cwt. Feb. 28, down from $65.00 Feb. 21.

The estimated U.S. weekly slaughter to Feb. 29 was 2.556 million, down from 2.622 million the previous week. Slaughter was 2.437 million last year at the same time.

In Canada, the Feb. 29 Signature Five price was C$130.74 per 100 kilograms, up from C$129.42 the previous week.

On a per hundredweight basis, the price was $59.30, up from $58.70 the previous week.

Bison

The Canadian Bison Association said Grade A bulls in the desirable weight range received prices of C$5-$5.25 per pound hot hanging weight. U.S. buyers are offering US$4.15 per lb. with returns dependent on exchange rates, quality and export costs.

Grade A heifers received prices of C$4.75-$5 per lb. hot hanging weight. U.S. buyers are offering US$3.80 per lb.

Animals outside the desirable buyer specifications may be discounted.

Lambs

Ontario Stockyards Inc. reported that 513 sheep and lambs and 59 goats sold Feb. 24. All classes of lambs sold higher. Good sheep sold $5-$7 higher. Goats also sold higher.

Beaver Hill Auction in Tofield, Alta., reported that 1,064 sheep and 303 goats sold Feb 24.

Wool lambs lighter than 54 lb. were $220-$275 per cwt., 55-69 lb. were $252-$292, 70-85 lb. were $250-$288, 86-105 lb. were $218-$270 and 106 lb. and heavier were $200-$230.

Wool rams were $120-$160 per cwt. Cull ewes were $130-$170.

Hair lambs lighter than 54 lb. were $200-$250 per cwt., 55-69 lb. were $250-$288, 70-85 lb. were $240-$288, 86-105 lb. were $215-$250 and 106 lb. and heavier were $195-$215.

Hair rams were $120-$140 per cwt. Cull ewes were $120-$140.

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