WP livestock report

Hogs rise The U.S. national live price average for barrows and gilts was US$47.57 per cwt. Jan. 5, up from $45.14 Dec. 28. U.S. hogs averaged $64.01 on a carcass basis Jan. 5, up from $57.95 Dec. 28. The U.S. pork cutout was $79.07 per cwt. Jan. 5, up from $78.03 Dec. 28. The estimated […] Read more


WP livestock report

U.S. hogs dip lower Retailers had most of their holiday needs met. Pork buying will slow until retailers measure how sales have gone. The U.S. national live price average for barrows and gilts was US$46.60 per hundredweight Dec. 15, down slightly from $46.94 Dec. 8. U.S. hogs averaged $56.47 on a carcass basis Dec. 15, […] Read more


WP livestock report

Hogs edge higher Prices were higher last week, but demand could slow this week because packers will need fewer hogs with Christmas and New Years closures. The U.S. national live price average for barrows and gilts was US$46.94 per cwt. Dec. 8, up from $46.41 Dec. 1. U.S. hogs averaged $59.10 on a carcass basis […] Read more



WP livestock report

HOGS RISE Cash hogs rose on retail buying for the coming Christmas holiday. However, commodity funds hold a net long position in lean hog, live cattle and feeder cattle futures, leaving the markets vulnerable to bouts of long liquidation. The U.S. national live price average for barrows and gilts was US$46.41 per cwt. Dec. 1, […] Read more


WP livestock report

HOGS DOWN Packers were cautious buyers while they waited to see the U.S. Thanksgiving demand for pork. The U.S. national live price average for barrows and gilts was US$44.17 per hundredweight Nov. 24, down from $45.69 Nov. 17. U.S. hogs averaged $57.10 on a carcass basis Nov. 24, down from $56.96 Nov. 17. The U.S. […] Read more



WP livestock report

HOGS DOWN U.S. hog prices fell as packers slowed buying in advance of a short week because of U.S. Thanksgiving. The U.S. national live price average for barrows and gilts was US$45.69 per cwt. Nov. 17, down from $46.91 Nov. 9. U.S. hogs averaged $56.96 on a carcass basis Nov. 17, down from $59.90 Nov. […] Read more


WP livestock report

Hogs down The U.S. national live price average for barrows and gilts was US$48.25 per hundredweight Nov. 10, down from $48.93 Nov. 3. U.S. hogs averaged $59.70 on a carcass basis Nov. 10, down from $62.33 Nov. 3. The U.S. pork cutout was $81.92 per cwt. Nov. 10, up from $77.56 Nov. 3. The estimated […] Read more


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U.S. hogs lower While the weaker Canadian dollar helped support cash hog prices in Canada, the U.S. market weakened on improving market-ready supply. The United States is proposing to change its hog grading standards to include colour and fat marbling, putting greater emphasis on factors that affect flavour. If implemented, the new grading would be […] Read more



WP livestock report

Hogs edge up The weaker loonie helped lift Canadian cash hog prices but the rally in the United States slowed as packer profits narrowed. Traders will watch pork demand closely now that U.S. national pork month has ended. American Thanksgiving is approaching with increased demand for turkey but hams should also be in demand. The […] Read more


WP livestock report

Hogs rise The hog cash market continued to rise on stronger demand as two slaughter plants, the Seaboard Triumph Foods in Sioux City, Iowa, and Clemens Food in Coldwater, Michigan, have recently opened in the United States and packer margins have been attractive. Buying for October Pork Month in the U.S. is coming to a […] Read more