QUOTE AND NEWS
Benzinga  53 min ago  Comment 
June Hogs are trading at 76.30 down, 0.02. Trading is choppy on the open. August Lean Hogs are trading at 78.27, up 0.05. April hogs are trading lower at 62.37, down 0.20. Trading is expected to be fairly range-bound. Much of the back and forth...
Benzinga  Apr 7  Comment 
Tuesday's USDA hog slaughter was 433,000 head versus a year ago at 416,000 head. Lean Hogs futures traded mostly lower Tuesday day after a firm open. Trading was choppy. June Hogs were trading at 76.45, down up 0.15. July Hogs were trading at...
Benzinga  Apr 7  Comment 
Benzinga  Apr 6  Comment 
Monday's USDA hog slaughter was 295,000 head versus a year ago at 402,000 head. Lean Hogs futures traded mostly higher Monday during a back and forth trading session. April Hogs were a little weak. At last check, June Hogs were trading at...
Benzinga  Apr 6  Comment 
Benzinga  Apr 6  Comment 
Benzinga  Apr 2  Comment 
Thursday's USDA hog slaughter was 434,000 head versus a year ago at 407,000 head. Lean Hogs futures traded choppy with a wide range throughout the trading session. Lean hogs opened steady and moved a little higher early on and fell sharply...
Benzinga  Apr 2  Comment 
June Hogs are trading at 75.30, down 0.95. April Hogs are at 62.65, down 0.25. Trading is expected to be choppy. Cash news has not changed. Chatter that the cash index is stuck at 60.00 and not moving is making the rounds and has led to some...
Benzinga  Apr 2  Comment 
Benzinga  Apr 2  Comment 
June Hogs are trading at 76.47, up 0.22. April Hogs were at 62.95, down 0.050. Trading is expected to be choppy. Cash news has not changed. Chatter that the cash index is stuck at 60.00 and not moving is making the rounds. Market talk that...
Benzinga  Apr 1  Comment 
Wednesday's USDA hog slaughter was 434,000 head versus a year ago at 407,000 head. Lean Hogs futures traded choppy early on and ended the day a little higher. June Hogs were trading at 76.20, up 0.40. August Lean Hogs were trading at 78.10, up...
Benzinga  Apr 1  Comment 
June Hogs are trading at 75.87, up 0.07. April Hogs are at 61.92, down 0.50. Trading is expected to be choppy. Market talk about better news has eroded, some chatter that news is still lousy is making the rounds. All the gains from yesterday...
Benzinga  Mar 31  Comment 
Tuesday's USDA hog slaughter was 426,000 head versus a year ago at 411,000 head. Lean Hogs futures were firm early on and traded sharply higher. Market talk about some selling seen in June by spreaders and commercial activity pressured Hogs near...
Benzinga  Mar 31  Comment 
Benzinga  Mar 30  Comment 
Monday's USDA hog slaughter was 435,000 head versus a year ago at 397,000 head. Lean Hogs futures traded higher and choppy on Monday after a weak open. June Hogs were trading at 75.42, up 0.42. August Lean Hogs were trading at 77.25, up 0.67....
Benzinga  Mar 30  Comment 
Benzinga  Mar 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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