WP livestock report

Hogs

The U.S. national live price average for barrows and gilts was not available Jan. 8 or Dec. 31.

U.S. hogs averaged $54.94 on a carcass basis Jan. 8, up from $50.85 Dec. 31.

The U.S. pork cutout was $81 per hundredweight Jan. 8, up from $78.58 Dec. 31.

The estimated U.S. weekly slaughter to Jan. 9 was 2.849 million, up from 2.168 million the previous week.

Slaughter was 2.695 million last year at the same time.

In Canada, the Jan. 9 Signature Four price was C$147.11 per 100 kilograms, up from $143.07.

The Hams Marketing cash price was $145.11, up from $141.07, HyLife was $156.81, up from $152.44, and OlyWest was $138.90, down from $139.70. OlyWest 2021 was $160, unchanged from $160, and HyLife’s adjusted price was $169.94, up from $160.40.

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 $5 for prime bulls and $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 684 sheep and lambs and six goats sold Jan. 4. Lambs traded at stronger prices. Lean sheep sold at steady prices, while thick sheep traded at higher prices.

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