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Benzinga  4 hrs ago  Comment 
Lean Hog Futures have moved a little lower Friday morning. June Hogs are trading at 83.25, down 0.25. July Lean Hogs are trading at 83.02, down 0.30. October Lean hogs are trading at 73.60, unchanged on the session. Trading is expected to be very...
Benzinga  4 hrs ago  Comment 
Benzinga  May 7  Comment 
Thursday's USDA hog slaughter was 424,000 head versus a year ago at 394,000 head. Lean Hogs traded back and forth on Thursday and ended the session a little weak. June hogs were trading at 83.62, down 0.42 and July Hogs were trading at 83.45,...
Benzinga  May 6  Comment 
Lean Hogs are trading a little higher Wednesday morning. June Hogs are trading at 83.40, up 0.65. July Lean Hogs are trading at 83.65, up 0.52. October Lean hogs are trading at 73.25, up 0.50. Trading is expected to be very choppy with wide...
Benzinga  May 6  Comment 
Benzinga  May 5  Comment 
Lean Hogs are trading higher Tuesday morning. June Hogs are trading at 82.42, up 0.60. July Lean Hogs are trading at 83.12, up 0.45. October Lean hogs are trading at 73.22, up 0.32. Trading is expected to be very choppy with wide ranges. Chatter...
Benzinga  May 4  Comment 
Monday's USDA hog slaughter was 425,000 head versus a year ago at 385,000 head. Lean Hogs ended Monday choppy trading session higher. June hogs settled at 81.82, up 0.57. August Hogs settled the day at 82.67, up 0.62. October hogs traded at...
Benzinga  May 4  Comment 
Lean Hogs are trading little changed Monday morning. June Hogs are trading at 81.22, down 0.02. July Lean Hogs are trading at 81.97, down 0.07. October Lean hogs are trading at 72.50,up 0.12. Trading is expected to be very choppy with wide...
Benzinga  May 1  Comment 
Lean Hogs are trading a little higher Friday morning. June Hogs are trading at 81.67, up 0.27. July Lean Hogs are trading at 82.75, up 0.22. October Lean hogs are trading at 72.47, up 0.60. Market chatter that cash is supportive for the next few...
Benzinga  Apr 30  Comment 
Lean Hogs are trading higher Thursday morning. June Hogs are trading at 81.95, up 0.72. July Lean Hogs are trading at 83.00, up 0.52. October Lean hogs are trading at 72.87, up 0.37. Trading is expected to be choppy with possible wide ranges as...
Benzinga  Apr 30  Comment 
Benzinga  Apr 30  Comment 
Benzinga  Apr 29  Comment 
Lean Hogs are trading a little higher Wednesday morning. June Hogs are trading at 8030, up 0.40. July Lean Hogs are trading at 81.47, up 0.27. October Lean hogs are trading at 72.00, up 0.22. Trading is expected to be choppy. The Lean Hog index...
Benzinga  Apr 29  Comment 
Benzinga  Apr 28  Comment 
Lean Hogs are trading a little higher Tuesday morning. June Hogs are trading at 79.87, up 0.47. July Lean Hogs are trading at 81.00, up 0.27. October Lean hogs are trading at 72.00, up 0.32. Trading is expected to be choppy. The Lean Hog index...
Benzinga  Apr 28  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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