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Benzinga  Mar 27  Comment 
Friday's USDA hog slaughter was 422,000 head versus a year ago at 361,000 head. The USDA Hog Report is due at 3:00 p.m. ET. Lean Hogs futures traded on both side on unchanged and choppy. June Hogs were trading at 74.90, down 0.25. August Lean...
Benzinga  Mar 27  Comment 
Benzinga  Mar 27  Comment 
Benzinga  Mar 26  Comment 
Thursday's USDA hog slaughter was 432,000 head versus a year ago at 408,000 head. Lean Hogs futures traded higher Thursday during choppy trading. April Hogs was trading at 61.10, up 1.27 and June Hogs were trading at 75.25, up 0.65. August Lean...
Benzinga  Mar 26  Comment 
Benzinga  Mar 25  Comment 
Wednesday's USDA hog slaughter was 435,000 head versus a year ago at 410,000 head. Lean Hogs Futures traded choppy on Wednesday. Chatter about the USDA Pig Crop report on Friday kept both buyers and sellers active. June Hogs traded on both sides...
Benzinga  Mar 25  Comment 
Benzinga  Mar 24  Comment 
Tuesday's USDA hog slaughter was 432,000 head versus a year ago at 417,000 head. Lean Hogs Futures traded choppy during Tuesday's trading session. Chatter about the USDA Pig Crop report on Friday kept both buyers and sellers active. April Hogs...
Benzinga  Mar 24  Comment 
April Hogs are trading at 59.47, up 0.22. June Hogs are at 74.87, up 1.25. Trading has firmed up form lower prices early today. Market talk about soft cash continues. Trading ranges are expected to be wide with choppy trading. Some selling has...
Benzinga  Mar 24  Comment 
April Hogs are trading at 58.87, down 0.37. June Hogs are at 72.97, down 0.65. Trading is weak. June Hogs are at new contract lows. Market talk about the cold storage report has brought in sellers. Chatter about pig crop report at the end of the...
Benzinga  Mar 23  Comment 
Monday's USDA hog slaughter was 434,000 head versus a year ago at 413,000 head. Lean Hogs Futures traded choppy. Market talk about the USDA Monthly Cold Storage report due out later today and the USDA Pig Crop report on Friday kept both buyers and...
Benzinga  Mar 23  Comment 
April Hogs are trading at 58.57, up 0.12. June Hogs are at 73.57, down 0.27. Trading is steady. Market talk about Monday afternoon's cold storage report is making the rounds. Trading is choppy and range-bound during. Cash hogs are soft and...
Benzinga  Mar 20  Comment 
Lean Hogs Futures traded choppy during Friday's trading session. April Hogs settled a little higher at 58.45, up 0.3. June Hogs settled a little lower at 73.85, down 0.67. Trading is expected to remains choppy next week. Friday's USDA hog...
Benzinga  Mar 20  Comment 
April Hogs are trading at 58.80, up 0.70. June Hogs are at 74.65, up 0.12. Trading has become weak. Chatter that cash is weak has led to some selling after a move higher early on. Market talk that 30,000 hogs are coming in from Canada due to...
Benzinga  Mar 20  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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