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WP livestock report

Hogs

The U.S. national live price average for barrows and gilts was $88.21 May 14, down from $88.94 May 7.

U.S. hogs averaged $112.25 on a carcass basis May 14, down from $113.70 May 7.

The U.S. pork cutout was $115.70 per hundredweight May 14, up from $113.79 May 7.

The estimated U.S. weekly slaughter to May 15 was 2.395 million, down from 2.408 million the previous week.

Slaughter was 2.134 last year at the same time.

In Canada, the May 15 Signature Four price was C$230.41 per 100 kilograms, up from $228.39.

The Hams Marketing cash price was $228.41, up from $226.39, HyLife was $246.06, up from $243.17, and OlyWest was $241.20, down from $243.17. OlyWest 2021 was $240.10, up from $237.70, and HyLife’s adjusted price was $246.06, up from $243.17.

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-$4.60 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 818 sheep and lambs and 23 goats sold May 10.

All classes sold on stronger markets.

Markets at a glance

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