WP livestock report

Hogs

The U.S. national live price average for barrows and gilts was $82.37 April 23, up from $77.02 April 16.

U.S. hogs averaged $108.19 on a carcass basis April 23, up from $104.49 April 16.

The U.S. pork cutout was $111.94 per hundredweight April 23, down from $112.09 April 16.

The estimated U.S. weekly slaughter to April 24 was 2.473 million, up from 2.469 million the previous week.

Slaughter was 1.991 million last year at the same time.

In Canada, the April 24 Signature Four price was C$228.55 per 100 kilograms, up from $223.79.

The Hams Marketing cash price was $226.55, up from $221.79, HyLife was $244.09, up from $238.61, and OlyWest was $233.20, up from $229.10. OlyWest 2021 was $240, up from $236.80, and HyLife’s adjusted price was $244.58, up from $239.02.

Bison

Prices offered by Canadian buyers for slaughter in Canada start at $3.90-$4.10 per pound hot hanging weight for Grade A bison bulls and heifers on light trading. Canadian buyers are offering $4.60-$4.80 for prime bulls and $4.40-$4.80 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 $3.80. Returns to producers are dependent on exchange rates, quality, transportation and export costs.

Lambs

Ontario Stockyards Inc. reported that 1,195 sheep and lambs and 46 goats sold April 19.

Lambs and goats sold steady. Sheep sold just steady.

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