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Benzinga  Aug 26  Comment 
Wednesday's USDA hog slaughter was 426,000 head versus a year ago at 414,000 head. Lean Hog Future traded lower and choppy for most of the session. At last check, October Lean Hogs were trading at 67.05, down 0.42 and December Lean Hogs were...
Benzinga  Aug 7  Comment 
Friday's USDA hog slaughter was 395,000 head versus a year ago at 346,000 head. Lean hogs traded very choppy on both sides of unchanged. Some late in the day buying firmed prices off the lows of the day. October Lean Hogs were trading at...
Benzinga  Aug 6  Comment 
Thursday's USDA hog slaughter was 424,000 head versus a year ago at 407,000 head. Lean hogs traded sharply lower Thursday and late in the day selling accelerated the losses. October Lean Hogs were trading at 64.27, down 2.50 and December Lean...
Benzinga  Aug 6  Comment 
Lean hog futures are trading steady to lower just after the open on Thursday. October Hogs are trading at 66.62, down 0.10. December Hogs are trading at 62.77, down 0.05. August Hogs are trading at 79.80, down 0.42. Trading is expected to remain...
Benzinga  Aug 5  Comment 
Wednesday's USDA hog slaughter was 425,000 head versus a year ago at 407,000 head. Trading was very choppy and wide on Wednesday. October Lean Hogs were trading at 66.82, down 0.52 and December Lean Hogs were trading at 62.85, down 0.30. ©...
Benzinga  Aug 5  Comment 
October Hogs are trading at 66.127, down 1.22. December Hogs are trading at 62.12, down 1.07. August Hogs are trading at 79.27, down 2.12. Trading is expected to remain very choppy with possible wide ranges. Market talk about higher supply and...
Benzinga  Aug 4  Comment 
Tuesday's USDA hog slaughter was 424,000 head versus a year ago at 404,000 head. October Lean Hogs were trading at 67.32, up 2.00 and December Lean Hogs were trading at 63.07, up 1.17. Market chatter about better pork product prices was...
Benzinga  Aug 4  Comment 
Benzinga  Aug 3  Comment 
Monday's USDA hog slaughter was 373,000 head versus a year ago at 340,000 head. October Lean Hogs were trading at 65.40, up 1.67. December Lean Hogs were trading at 61.92, up 1.47. Market chatter about better pork cutout prices was persistent...
Benzinga  Aug 3  Comment 
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Benzinga  Jul 31  Comment 
Friday's USDA hog slaughter was 396,000 head versus a year ago at 261,000 head. Lean hog futures ended the session sharply lower. Trading was very choppy and some general selling was occurring during the latter part of the trading day. October...
Benzinga  Jul 31  Comment 
Benzinga  Jul 30  Comment 
Thursday's USDA hog slaughter was 425,000 head versus a year ago at 399,000 head. August Lean Hogs were trading at 79.65, down 0.20 and October Lean Hogs were trading at 65.65, down 0.42. December Lean Hogs were trading at 61.90, down 0.02. ©...
Benzinga  Jul 30  Comment 




 

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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