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Benzinga  2 hrs ago  Comment 
Lean hog futures are trading rangebound on Monday. August Lean Hogs are trading at 75.77, up 0.10 and October hogs are trading at 63.47, up 0.02. Trading has been choppy and on both sides of unchanged. December Hogs are trading at 60.80, up...
Benzinga  4 hrs ago  Comment 
Benzinga  Jul 17  Comment 
Friday's USDA hog slaughter was 383,000 head versus a year ago at 283,000 head. August Lean Hogs were trading at 75.75, down 0.25 and October Lean Hogs were trading at 63.60, down 0.92. December Lean Hogs were trading at 60.75, down 0.82. The...
Benzinga  Jul 17  Comment 
Benzinga  Jul 17  Comment 
Lean hog futures have moved lower Friday morning extending early losses. August Lean Hogs are trading at 75.52, down 0.47 and October hogs are trading at 63.30, down 1.22. December Hogs are trading at 60.67, down 0.90. Trading is weak, more choppy...
Benzinga  Jul 16  Comment 
Thursday's USDA hog slaughter was 422,000 head versus a year ago at 394,000 head. Lean Hog Futures traded choppy. August Lean Hogs were trading at 7582, up 0.52 and October Lean Hogs were trading at 64.25, down 0.72. December Lean Hogs were...
Benzinga  Jul 16  Comment 
Benzinga  Jul 16  Comment 
Benzinga  Jul 15  Comment 
Wednesday's USDA hog slaughter was 420,000 head versus a year ago at 397,000 head. Lean Hog Futures traded choppy after Tuesday's sharp move up. August Lean Hogs were trading at 75.40, down 0.52 and October Lean Hogs were trading at 64.92,...
Benzinga  Jul 15  Comment 
Benzinga  Jul 14  Comment 
Tuesday's USDA hog slaughter was 418,000 head versus a year ago at 397,000 head. Lean Hog Futures traded sharply higher on Tuesday with a wide trading range. Trading was very choppy with some gains eroding into the end of the session. August...
Benzinga  Jul 14  Comment 
Benzinga  Jul 14  Comment 
Benzinga  Jul 13  Comment 
Monday's USDA hog slaughter was 423,000 head versus a year ago at 365,000 head. Lean Hog Futures traded with a wide range. August Lean Hogs were trading at 73.87, up 0.35 and October Lean Hogs were trading at 63.00, up 0.55. December Lean Hogs...
Benzinga  Jul 13  Comment 
Benzinga  Jul 13  Comment 
Lean hogs opened steady to a little lower and then plunged early Monday morning. August Lean Hogs are trading at 71.90, down 1.77 and October hogs are trading at 61.22, down 1.17. Trading is expected to be very choppy with a possible wide trading...
Benzinga  Jul 10  Comment 
Friday's USDA hog slaughter was 394,000 head versus a year ago at 281,000 head. Lean Hog Futures are trading mixed late in the session on Friday. August Lean Hogs are trading at 73.52, up 0.25 and October Lean Hogs are trading at 62.30, down...
Benzinga  Jul 9  Comment 
Thursday's USDA hog slaughter was 416,000 head versus a year ago at 396,000 head. Lean Hog Futures plunged late in the session on Thursday, with general selling occurring. August Lean Hogs were trading at 73.15, down 2.65 and October Lean Hogs...




 

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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