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WP livestock report

Hogs

The U.S. national live price average for barrows and gilts was unavailable June 4. It was $83.62 May 28.

U.S. hogs averaged $109.40 on a carcass basis June 4, up from $105.32 May 28.

The U.S. pork cutout was $132.63 per hundredweight June 4, up from $126.59 May 28.

The estimated U.S. weekly slaughter to June 5 was 1.975 million, down from 2.378 million the previous week.

Slaughter was 2.453 last year at the same time.

In Canada, the June 5 Signature Four price was C$238.50 per 100 kilograms, up from $233.70.

The Hams Marketing cash price was $236.50, up from $231.70, HyLife was $253.47, up from $249.54, and OlyWest was $245.90, down from $242.30. OlyWest 2021 was $254.90, up from $245.40, and HyLife’s adjusted price was $265.11, up from $255.47.

Lambs

Ontario Stockyards Inc. reported that 1,004 sheep and lambs sold May 31.

Cull sheep and rams sold at stronger prices. Light lambs sold fully steady while a medium quality offering of heavy lambs sold slightly easier.

Beaver Hill Auction in Tofield, Alta., reported that 1,048 sheep and 132 goats sold May 31.

Wool lambs lighter than 54 lb. were $350-$410 per cwt., 55-69 lb. were $320-$378, 70-85 lb. were $280-$330, 86-105 lb. were $280-$330 and 106 lb. and heavier were $280-$300. Wool rams were $160-$295 per cwt. Cull ewes were $160-$295.

Hair lambs lighter than 54 lb. were $300-$340 per cwt., 55-69 lb. were $300-$360, 70-85 lb. were $260-$320, 86-105 lb. were $280-$310 and 106 lb. and heavier were $270-$295. Hair rams were $150-$240 per cwt. Cull ewes were $110-$220.

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-$4.70 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.

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