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WP livestock report

Hogs

The U.S. national live price average for barrows and gilts was $85.43 April 30, was up from $82.37 April 23.

U.S. hogs averaged $112.49 on a carcass basis April 30, up from $108.19 April 23.

The U.S. pork cutout was $110.46 per hundredweight April 30, down from $111.94 April 23.

The estimated U.S. weekly slaughter to May 1 was 2.454 million, down from 2.473 million the previous week.

Slaughter was 1.540 last year at the same time.

In Canada, the May 1 Signature Four price was C$230.12 per 100 kilograms, up from $228.55.

The Hams Marketing cash price was $228.12, up from $226.55, HyLife was $244.43, up from $244.09, and OlyWest was $240.10, up from $233.20. OlyWest 2021 was $245.10, up from $240.00, and HyLife’s adjusted price was $244.43, down from $244.58.

Bison

Prices offered by Canadian buyers for slaughter in Canada start at $3.90-$4.15 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 1,584 sheep and lambs and 44 goats sold April 26.

Sheep and feeder lambs sold steady. All other classes of lambs and goats sold lower.

Beaver Hill Auction in Tofield, Alta., reported that 546 sheep and 46 goats sold April 26.

Wool lambs lighter than 54 lb. were $425-$460 per cwt., 55-69 lb. were $380-$455, 70-85 lb. were $365-$430, 86-105 lb. were $296-$396 and 106 lb. and heavier were $280-$320. Wool rams were $155-$215 per cwt. Cull ewes were $138-$335.

Hair lambs lighter than 54 lb. were $400-$425 per cwt., 55-69 lb. were $360-$425, 70-85 lb. were $365-$392, 86-105 lb. were $290-$375 and 106 lb. and heavier were $260-$300. Hair rams were $140-$210 per cwt. Cull ewes were $220-$245.

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