WP livestock report

Hogs

The U.S. national live price average for barrows and gilts was not available Sept. 25 or Sept. 18.

U.S. hogs averaged $63.52 on a carcass basis Oct. 2, down from $64.74 Sept. 25.

The U.S. pork cutout was $92.15 per hundredweight Oct. 2, up from $91.32 Sept. 25.

The estimated U.S. weekly slaughter to Oct. 3 was 2.603 million, down from 2.601 million the previous week.

Slaughter was 2.660 million last year at the same time.

In Canada, the Oct. 3 Signature Four price was C$179.85 per 100 kilograms, up from $170.94.

The Hams Marketing cash price was $177.85, up from $168.74, HyLife was $191.84, up from $183.84, and OlyWest was $177.60, up from $164. OlyWest 2021 was $196.40, up from $181.40 and HyLife’s adjusted price was $208.85, up from $202.15.

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 1,294 sheep and lambs and 68 goats sold Sept 28. Lambs traded actively at steady prices. Sheep traded on an easier market. Goats traded steady.

Beaver Hill Auction in Tofield, Alta., reported that 1,476 sheep and 322 goats sold Aug. 31.

Wool lambs lighter than 54 lb. were $230-$262 per cwt., 55-69 lb. were $250-$266, 70-85 lb. were $245-$262, 86-105 lb. were $224-$255 and 106 lb. and heavier were $225-$246. 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 $255-$278, 70-85 lb. were $235-$265, 86-105 lb. were $211-$255 and 106 lb. and heavier were $217-$235. Hair rams were $170-$245 per cwt. Cull ewes were $160-$227.

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