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Benzinga  7 hrs ago  Comment 
Lean Hog Futures closed sharply lower Wednesday. February Hogs were down 2.10 at 65.10. April Lean Hogs settled at 68.12, down 2.72. June Lean Hogs ended the session down the limit of 3.00 at 79.62. July Hogs were down the 3.00 point limit at...
Benzinga  9 hrs ago  Comment 
Benzinga  Feb 4  Comment 
Lean Hog Futures are lower Wednesday. Cash news is lousy. Some exports destined for Europe were turned back for lack of need. February Hogs are down 1.20 at 66.00. April Lean Hogs are down 1.22 at 69.65. June Lean Hogs down 1.00 at 81.62. ©...
Benzinga  Feb 3  Comment 
Tuesday's USDA hog slaughter was 433,000 head versus 425,000 head last year. Lean Hog Futures ended the session mixed. February Hogs settled at 67.20, up 0.87. April Lean Hogs settled the session down 0.05 at 70.87. June Lean Hogs settled at...
Benzinga  Feb 3  Comment 
February Hogs down 0.20 at 66.12. April Lean Hogs are down 0.97 at 69.97. June Lean Hogs down 0.92 at 82.20. Trading is expected to be choppy and with a wide range. © 2015 Benzinga.com. Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights...
Benzinga  Feb 3  Comment 
February Hogs are up 0.47. April Lean Hogs are up 0.12. June Lean Hogs are unchanged. Market talk is about the weather and how it may hurt demand. Trading is expected to be choppy and with a wide range. There is chatter about a backlog of pigs...
Benzinga  Feb 2  Comment 
February Lean Hogs traded mostly lower on Monday and settled near the lows of the session. February Hogs settled at 66.32, down 1.15. April Lean Hogs settled at 70.82, down 0.1.32. June Lean Hogs settled at 83.30, down 0.97. Monday's USDA hog...
Benzinga  Feb 2  Comment 
February Lean Hogs are trading at 67.70, up 0.22. April Lean Hogs are trading at 71.85, down 0.0.50. June Lean Hogs are trading at 83.97, down 0.12. Trading is expected to be very choppy and wide ranged. The snowstorm across the Midwest and the...
Benzinga  Jan 30  Comment 
February Lean Hogs settled at 67.47, down 1.07. April Lean Hogs settled at 72.25, down 0.95. June Lean Hogs settled at 84.10, up 0.47. Spreading between various months was featured during Friday's back and forth session. Friday's USDA hog...
Benzinga  Jan 30  Comment 
February Lean Hogs are trading at 68.40, down 0.15. April Lean Hogs are trading at 73.15, down 0.10. Trading is expected to be very choppy and wide ranged. Cash continues to act sloppy. Daily slaughter released after the close was a bit higher...
Benzinga  Jan 29  Comment 
April Live Cattle settled at 150.50, down 1.00. June Live Cattle settled at 143.42, down 1.25. Thursday's USDA cattle slaughter was 110,000 head versus a year ago at 118 000 head. Lean hogs settled sharply lower on the day. February Lean...




 

This article refers to the specific commodity. For pork prices in general, see Pork Prices.

Lean Hogs refers to pork (hog) contracts from which the majority of pork meat consumed in the United States comes. (In contrast to pork bellies, from which bacon is made.)

Lean Hogs futures are traded on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange under ticker symbol LH in cents per pound. For electronic trading sessions, the symbol HE is used.[1]

The chart at left shows Front Month Lean Hogs Futures prices on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) in cents per pound.

Delivery Dates

Lean Hogs futures are delivered every year in February, April, May, June, July, August, October, & December.[1]

The following is a table with Lean Hogs futures delivery dates and resultant tickers for 2009. For an explanation on commodity tickers see commodity ticker construction.

Delivery Month Full Ticker Symbol Thomson-Reuters Symbol
February, 2009LHG9LH/G9-CM
April, 2009LHJ9LH/J9-CM
May, 2009LHK9LH/K9-CM
June, 2009LHM9LH/M9-CM
July, 2009LHN9LH/N9-CM
August, 2009LHQ9LH/Q9-CM
October, 2009LHV9LH/V9-CM
December, 2009LHZ9LH/Z9-CM

Contract Specifications

Contract Size

One Lean Hogs futures contract on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange is 40,000 pounds.[1]

Daily Price Limit

$.03 per pound above or below previous day's settlement price; none for expiring contract in last 2 trading days.[1]

Trading Hours

  • On the CME Globex electronic platform: Monday 9:05 AM through Friday 1:55 PM with daily trading halts from 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, US Central Time.[1]
  • Open Outcry (pit session): Monday through Friday, 9:05 AM to 1:00 PM.[1]

Last Trading Day

Trading of Lean Hogs futures contracts on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange ends on the 10th business day of the contract month, 12:00 p.m.[1]

Deliverable Grades

Deliverable Lean Hogs grades for futures contracts on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange are: Hog (barrow and gilt) carcasses.[1]

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