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Benzinga  7 hrs ago  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  9 hrs ago  Comment 
Benzinga  Jul 30  Comment 
Lean hog futures are trading higher Thursday morning. October Hogs are trading at 66.45, up 0.37. December Hogs are trading at 62.65, up 0.72. August Hogs are trading at 80.42, up 0.57. Market talk about end of month positioning and possible...
Benzinga  Jul 29  Comment 
Wednesday's USDA hog slaughter was 422,000 head versus a year ago at 406,000 head. At last check August Lean Hogs were trading at 79.97, up 0.50 and October Lean Hogs were trading at 66.22, up 1.17. December Lean Hogs at last check were trading at...
Benzinga  Jul 29  Comment 
Benzinga  Jul 28  Comment 
Tuesday's USDA hog slaughter was 424,000 head versus a year ago at 406,000 head. August Lean Hogs were trading at 79.37, up 1.85. October Lean Hogs were trading at 65.05, up 1.50. December Lean Hogs were trading at 61.57, up 0.90. © 2015...
Benzinga  Jul 28  Comment 
Lean hog futures are trading steady Tuesday morning. October Hogs are trading at 63.62, down 0.05. December Hogs are trading at 60.70, up 0.02. August Hogs are trading at 77.57, up 0.05. Market talk about hot weather has been supportive....
Benzinga  Jul 27  Comment 
Monday's USDA hog slaughter was 421,000 head versus a year ago at 393,000 head. August Lean Hogs were trading at 77.67 and October Lean Hogs were trading at 63.77, down 0.25. December Lean Hogs were trading at 61.00, down 0.52. © 2015...
Benzinga  Jul 27  Comment 
Benzinga  Jul 27  Comment 
Lean hog futures trading sharply lower Monday morning. October Hogs are trading at 62.82, down 1.20. December Hogs are trading at 60.12, down 1.40. Trading is very choppy. Chatter about large supplies has led to some selling. Some market talk...
Benzinga  Jul 24  Comment 
Friday's USDA hog slaughter was 409,000 head versus a year ago at 304,000 head. At last check, August Lean Hogs were trading at 77.72, down 0.55, and October Lean Hogs were trading at 64.10, down 0.80. December Lean Hogs at last check were trading...
Benzinga  Jul 24  Comment 
Benzinga  Jul 24  Comment 
Benzinga  Jul 23  Comment 
Thursday's USDA hog slaughter was 424,000 head versus a year ago at 394,000 head. August Lean Hogs were trading at 78.27, down 0.25. October Lean Hogs were trading at 64.65, down 0.75. December Lean Hogs were trading at 61.87, down 0.70. ©...
Benzinga  Jul 22  Comment 
Wednesday's USDA hog slaughter was 421,000 head versus a year ago at 396,000 head. October Lean Hogs were bid up the limit at 65.40, up 3.00. December Lean Hogs were trading at 62.50, up 2.75. August Lean Hogs were trading at 78.55, up...
Benzinga  Jul 22  Comment 
Benzinga  Jul 22  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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