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WP livestock report

Hogs

The U.S. national live price average for barrows and gilts was $85.05 July 9, up from $84.06 July 2.

U.S. hogs averaged $111.86 on a carcass basis July 9, up from $108.21 July 2.

The U.S. pork cutout was $116.44 per hundredweight July 9, up from $115.19 July 2.

The estimated U.S. weekly slaughter to July 10 was 1.923 million, down from 2.277 million the previous week.

Slaughter was 2.597 last year at the same time.

In Canada, the July 10 Signature Four price was C$238.93 per 100 kilograms, up from $238.01.

The Hams Marketing cash price was $236.93, down from $238.01, HyLife was $252.80, up from $236.01, and OlyWest was $245.30, down from $255.90. OlyWest 2021 was $248.70, up from $248.10, and HyLife’s adjusted price was $252.80, down from $252.87.

Bison

Prices offered by Canadian buyers for slaughter in Canada start at $4-$4.15 per pound hot hanging weight for Grade A bison bulls while prices were $3.90-$4.15 for heifers on very 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$3.85-$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 $3.60-$3.80. Returns to producers are dependent on exchange rates, quality, transportation and export costs.

Lambs

Ontario Stockyards Inc. reported that 1,127 sheep and lambs and 46 goats sold July 5. Sheep sold steady. Lambs sold higher. Goats sold stronger.

Beaver Hill Auction in Tofield, Alta., reported that 1,190 sheep and 127 goats sold July 5.

Wool lambs lighter than 54 lb. were $235-$265 per cwt., 55-69 lb. were $230-$280, 70-85 lb. were $230-$280, 86-105 lb. were $230-$265 and 106 lb. and heavier were $225-$249. Wool rams were $150-$205 per cwt. Cull ewes were $130-$255.

Hair lambs lighter than 54 lb. were $150-$200 per cwt., 55-69 lb. were $190-$240, 70-85 lb. were $225-$265, 86-105 lb. were $225-$253 and 106 lb. and heavier were $215-$225. Hair rams were $170-$230 per cwt. Cull ewes were $130-$160.

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