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Benzinga  Apr 8  Comment 
Friday's USDA Hog slaughter was 401,000 head versus a year ago at 399,000 head. June lean hogs are trading at 80.85, up 0.77 cents/lb. July lean hogs are trading at 80.85, up 0.67 cents/lb. October Lean Hogs are trading at 69.65, up 0.50 cents...
Benzinga  Mar 15  Comment 
Tuesday's USDA Hog slaughter was 432,000 head versus a year ago at 438,000 head. April Lean Hogs are trading at 70.85, up 0.07 cents/lb and June lean Hogs are trading at 83.40, up 0.37 cents/lb. July lean Hogs are trading at 82.42, up 0.07...
Benzinga  Feb 25  Comment 
April Lean Hogs are trading at 70.90, down 0.62 cents/lb. June Lean Hogs are trading at 80.30, down 0.57 cents/lb. Lean Hog futures have erased some early session gains in rapid fashion. Market chatter about adverse weather is constant and...
Agrimoney.com  Jan 8  Comment 
Lean hog futures tumbled last year, hurt by expansion in a US herd overcoming a virus epidemic. Still, there are ideas that growth may slow
Benzinga  Sep 18  Comment 
Friday's USDA hog slaughter was 422,000 head versus a year ago at 363,000 head. Lean hog futures traded choppy and on both sides of unchanged. October lean hogs at last check were trading at 71.15, up 0.57 and December lean hogs were trading at...
Benzinga  Aug 26  Comment 
Wednesday's USDA hog slaughter was 426,000 head versus a year ago at 414,000 head. Lean Hog Future traded lower and choppy for most of the session. At last check, October Lean Hogs were trading at 67.05, down 0.42 and December Lean Hogs were...
Benzinga  Aug 7  Comment 
Friday's USDA hog slaughter was 395,000 head versus a year ago at 346,000 head. Lean hogs traded very choppy on both sides of unchanged. Some late in the day buying firmed prices off the lows of the day. October Lean Hogs were trading at...
Benzinga  Aug 6  Comment 
Thursday's USDA hog slaughter was 424,000 head versus a year ago at 407,000 head. Lean hogs traded sharply lower Thursday and late in the day selling accelerated the losses. October Lean Hogs were trading at 64.27, down 2.50 and December Lean...
Benzinga  Aug 6  Comment 
Lean hog futures are trading steady to lower just after the open on Thursday. October Hogs are trading at 66.62, down 0.10. December Hogs are trading at 62.77, down 0.05. August Hogs are trading at 79.80, down 0.42. Trading is expected to remain...
Benzinga  Aug 5  Comment 
Wednesday's USDA hog slaughter was 425,000 head versus a year ago at 407,000 head. Trading was very choppy and wide on Wednesday. October Lean Hogs were trading at 66.82, down 0.52 and December Lean Hogs were trading at 62.85, down 0.30. ©...




 

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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