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WP livestock report

Hogs

The U.S. national live price average for barrows and gilts was not available Oct. 16 or Oct. 9.

U.S. hogs averaged $62.13 on a carcass basis Oct. 16, down from $64.52 Oct. 9.

The U.S. pork cutout was $99.19 per hundredweight Oct. 16, up from $94.80 Oct. 9.

The estimated U.S. weekly slaughter to Oct. 17 was 2.688 million, down from 2.730 million the previous week.

Slaughter was 2.723 million last year at the same time.

In Canada, the Oct. 17 Signature Four price was C$182.09 per 100 kilograms, up from $181.58.

The Hams Marketing cash price was $180.09, up from $179.58, HyLife was $193.35, down from $193.45, and OlyWest was $184.20, the same as last week. OlyWest 2021 was $202.60, the same as last week, and HyLife’s adjusted price was $211.67, up from $211.38.

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 557 sheep and lambs and seven goats sold Oct. 12. Heavy lambs traded higher. Light lambs and sheep steady. There weren’t enough goats to establish a market.

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