Benzinga  Dec 26  Comment 
February Live Cattle settled sharply higher in a choppy session. Lean Hogs ended the session higher and Feeder Cattle was down after trading sharply lower in choppy trading across all livestock futures. February Live Cattle settled the session...
Benzinga  Dec 26  Comment 
February Lean Hogs are up 0.10 at $81.40, June Lean Hogs are trading up 0.07 at $90.05 and April is down 0.07 at $83.60. Many livestock traders are still on holiday and thin markets are expected to persist until after the first of the...
Benzinga  Dec 23  Comment 
Live Cattle ended the trading day with February Live Cattle down about 0.22 at $160.60. March Feeder Cattle was sharply lower, down 3.52 at $215.50. February Lean Hogs were up about 1.37 at $81.62 at settlement. Lean Hogs made back earlier...
Benzinga  Dec 23  Comment 
February Cattle was trading up 0.25 at $161.12. February Lean Hog Futures were up 0.15 at $80.40. June Lean Hogs were unchanged at $89.07. The USDA estimated on Monday that cattle slaughter was 115,000 head, up from 112,000 last week and down...
Benzinga  Dec 22  Comment 
Live Cattle settled trading with February Live Cattle up 0.72 at $160.82. March Feeder Cattle was higher at $218.97, up 1.00. February Lean Hogs settled weak at $80.25, down 1.65. Lean Hogs Futures for April were down 0.65 at $82.55. June Lean...
Benzinga  Dec 19  Comment 
Live Cattle ended the pre-cattle on feed report trading day with February Cattle up 1.57 at $160.10. March Feeder Cattle was up 4.20 at $217.97. Lean Hogs lost early gains; February closed up 0.02 at $81.90. Lean Hogs Futures for April closed...
Benzinga  Dec 16  Comment 
February Lean Hog Futures sold off in after-hours trading, falling $2.825 on the day to $8045. Late afternoon cash news was weak and selling pressure from weak live cattle futures continued after normal hours. Lean hog futures for April traded...
Benzinga  Dec 15  Comment 
Livestock futures closed mostly lower on the day on weak demand fears. February Live Cattle futures closed $1.125 lower on the day. February lean hog futures closed slightly lower in a choppy session. Lean Hog futures for April delivery closed...
Agrimoney.com  Sep 4  Comment 
Lean hog futures plunge limit down as Zoetis's announcement of a vaccine against PEDv raises expectations for US pork production
SeekingAlpha  Aug 26  Comment 
By Matthew Bradbard: From July 22 to August 21, February lean hog futures dropped 15%, but in recent sessions it looks like bullish hog traders are finding their footing with price appreciation of over 9%. As of this post, futures are trading over...


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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