Benzinga  6 hrs ago  Comment 
Livestock futures trading has been choppy Monday. Live Cattle Futures are trading higher Monday afternoon. Lean Hog Futures are trading mixed after a higher open. April Live Cattle is trading at 153.37, up 1.65. June Live Cattle is trading at...
Benzinga  3 hrs ago  Comment 
Benzinga  9 hrs ago  Comment 
Benzinga  Feb 27  Comment 
Friday's USDA cattle slaughter was 102,000 head versus a year ago at 113,000 head. April Live Cattle futures extended Thursday gains during a choppy trading session on Friday. April live cattle settled sharply higher at 151.70, up 1.90. June Live...
Benzinga  Feb 27  Comment 
Benzinga  Feb 27  Comment 
Benzinga  Feb 26  Comment 
April Hogs are trading at 67.22, down 2.10. June Hogs are trading at 81.62, down 2.35. Market talk that slaughter is going to be reduced has sparked selling. Traders are concerned with too much pork around. The professionals want to see...
Benzinga  Feb 26  Comment 
Early cash markets are steady after Wednesday's move higher as packers were paying up. April Hogs are trading a bit lower. Chatter about a backup of hogs due to weather is making the rounds. April Hogs are trading at 68.60, down 0.72. June Hogs...
Benzinga  Feb 25  Comment 
Wednesday 's USDA hog slaughter was 406,000 head versus a year ago at 424,000 head. Lean Hogs traded higher most of the session. April Hogs settled at 69.32, up 0.75. June Hogs settled at 83.97, up 1.00. During post-settlement trading, Lean Hogs...
Benzinga  Feb 24  Comment 
Lean Hog Futures have moved higher during choppy trading. April Hogs are trading at 69.02, up 0.67. June Hogs are trading at 83.12, up 0.72. Lean Hog trading is expected to continue to be range-bound and choppy. Live Cattle Futures are trading...
Benzinga  Feb 24  Comment 
Benzinga  Feb 24  Comment 
April Hogs are trading at 68.42, up 0.15. June Hogs are trading at 81.242, up 0.02. Cash hogs are a little better, however, April is a premium to cash at this time. Market chatter is that cash should get a little better this week. Trading is...
Benzinga  Feb 23  Comment 
Monday's USDA hog slaughter was 430,000 head versus a year ago at 417,000 head. Lean Hog Futures settled higher during a choppy and firm trading session. April Hogs settled at 68.32, up 0.92. June Hogs settled at 82.40, up 0.67. © 2015...
Benzinga  Feb 23  Comment 
Benzinga  Feb 20  Comment 
Friday's USDA hog slaughter was 428,000 head versus a year ago at 425,000 head. Saturday slaughter is estimated to be 180,000 head versus 63,000 head a year ago. Lean Hogs settled higher Friday during a choppy session. April Hogs settled at...
Benzinga  Feb 20  Comment 
Benzinga  Feb 20  Comment 
Lean Hogs are trading mixed at mid-session, unable to hold onto most of the early in the session gains. April Hogs are trading at 67.47, up 0.42. June Hogs are trading down 0.47 at 80.97. Chatter about Friday's USDA cold storage report and the...


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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