WP livestock report

Hogs

The U.S. national live price average for barrows and gilts was not available Oct. 30 and was $48.27 Oct. 23.

U.S. hogs averaged $61.35 on a carcass basis Oct. 30, up from $59.55 Oct. 23.

The U.S. pork cutout was $83.80 per hundredweight Oct. 30, down from $93.25 Oct. 23.

The estimated U.S. weekly slaughter to Oct. 31 was 2.683 million, down from 2.672 million the previous week.

Slaughter was 2.678 million last year at the same time.

In Canada, the Oct. 31 Signature Four price was C$180.32 per 100 kilograms, down from $182.69.

The Hams Marketing cash price was $178.32, down from $180.69, HyLife was $189.37, down from $194.20, and OlyWest was $184.70, down from $184.90. OlyWest 2021 was $206.40, down from $207.00, and HyLife’s adjusted price was $195.97, down from $211.96.

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-$4.85 for heifers for slaughter in the United States.

U.S. buyers are paying US$3.95 per lb. hog hanging weight for prime bulls from Canada for U.S. slaughter, where slaughter times are booked. Heifers are being purchased at $3.70. Returns to producers are dependent on exchange rates, quality, transportation, and export costs.

Lambs

Ontario Stockyards Inc. reported that 966 sheep and lambs and 95 goats sold Oct. 26. Sheep traded stronger. Light lambs traded stronger. Goats and heavy lambs sold steady.

Beaver Hill Auction in Tofield, Alta., reported that 1,096 sheep and 181 goats sold Oct 26.

Wool lambs lighter than 54 lb. were $240-$285 per cwt., 55-69 lb. were $250-$287, 70-85 lb. were $240-$281, 86-105 lb. were $240-$265 and 106 lb. and heavier were $236-$265. Wool rams were $135-$209 per cwt. Cull ewes were $125-$235.

Hair lambs lighter than 54 lb. were $220-$260 per cwt., 55-69 lb. were $240-$270, 70-85 lb. were $240-$275, 86-105 lb. were $240-$255 and 106 lb. and heavier were $230-$251. Hair rams were $139-$214 per cwt. Cull ewes were $130-$250.

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