WP livestock report

Hogs

The U.S. national live price average for barrows and gilts was $44.75 Dec. 4, down from $44.96 Nov. 27.

U.S. hogs averaged $55.81 on a carcass basis Dec. 4, down from $56.73 Nov. 27.

The U.S. pork cutout was $78.17 per hundredweight Dec. 4, down from $79.96 Nov. 27.

The estimated U.S. weekly slaughter to Dec. 5 was 2.789 million, down from 2.350 million the previous week.

Slaughter was 2.804 million last year at the same time.

In Canada, the Dec. 5 Signature Four price was C$156.89 per 100 kilograms, down from $163.78.

The Hams Marketing cash price was $154.87, down from $159.35, HyLife was $166.51, down from $169.09, and OlyWest was $156.40, down from $160.30. OlyWest 2021 was $171.90, down from $174.60, and HyLife’s adjusted price was $172, down from $173.45.

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 for prime bulls and $4.70-$4.85 for heifers for slaughter in the United States.

U.S. buyers are paying US$4 per lb. hot hanging weight for prime bulls from Canada for U.S. slaughter, where slaughter times are booked. Heifers are being purchased at $3.70-$3.85. Returns to producers are dependent on exchange rates, quality, transportation, and export costs.

Lambs

Ontario Stockyards Inc. reported that 1,043 sheep and lambs and 68 goats sold Nov. 30. Sheep traded stronger. Lambs sold stronger. Goats sold steady.

Beaver Hill Auction in Tofield, Alta., reported that 516 sheep and 309 goats sold Nov. 30.

Wool lambs lighter than 54 lb. were $260-$325 per cwt., 55-69 lb. were $290-$340, 70-85 lb. were $280-$340, 86-105 lb. were $276-$316 and 106 lb. and heavier were $255-$282. Wool rams were $160-$180 per cwt. Cull ewes were $171-$215.

Hair lambs lighter than 54 lb. were $250-$290 per cwt., 55-69 lb. were $280-$300, 70-85 lb. were $275-$320, 86-105 lb. were $255-$265 and 106 lb. and heavier were $255-$265. Hair rams were $185-$227 per cwt. Cull ewes were $171-$221.

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