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Benzinga  11 hrs ago  Comment 
Wednesday's USDA hog slaughter was 4400,000 head versus a year ago at 440,000 head. February lean hogs are trading at 59.67, up 2.17 cents/lb. April lean hogs are trading at 65.70, up 2.07 cents/lb. June Lean Hogs are trading at 76.12, up 1.37...
Benzinga  Dec 7  Comment 
Benzinga  Dec 6  Comment 
Monday's USDA hog slaughter was 438,000 head versus a year ago at 439,000 head. February lean hogs are trading at 57.35, up 2.55 cents/lb. April lean hogs are trading at 63.67, up 2.55 cents/lb. June Lean Hogs are trading at 74.72, up 2.02...
Benzinga  Dec 5  Comment 
Monday's USDA hog slaughter was 443,000 head versus a year ago at 441,000 head. February lean hogs are trading at 54.85, up 0.82 cents/lb. April lean hogs are trading at 61.17, up 1.02 cents/lb. June Lean Hogs are trading at 72.82, up 0.67...
Benzinga  Dec 2  Comment 
Friday's USDA hog slaughter was 431,000 head versus a year ago at 433,000 head. February lean hogs are trading at 53.97, down 0.10 cents/lb. April lean hogs are trading at 60.12, down 0.32 cents/lb. June Lean Hogs are trading at 72.05, down...
Benzinga  Dec 1  Comment 
February lean hogs are trading at 55.12, down 0.10 cents/lb. April lean hogs are trading at 61.30, down 0.20 cents/lb. Lean hog futures are trading a little lower after Wednesday's choppy session. Market talk about cash prices and consumer...
Benzinga  Nov 30  Comment 
Wednesday's USDA hog slaughter was 441,000 head versus a year ago at 436,000 head. February lean hogs are trading at 55.12, up 0.42 cents/lb. April lean hogs are trading at 61.40, up 0.42 cents/lb. December lean hogs are trading at 50.90, up...
Benzinga  Nov 30  Comment 
Benzinga  Nov 29  Comment 
December lean hogs are trading at 50.37, down 0.05 cents/lb. February lean hogs are trading at 55.22, down 0.60 cents/lb. April lean hogs are trading at 61.77, down 0.52 cents/lb. Lean hog futures are trading choppy and at the session lows....
Benzinga  Nov 28  Comment 
December lean hogs are trading at 51.17, up 0.12 cents/lb. February lean hogs are trading at 57.10, up 0.35 cents/lb. April lean hogs are trading at 63.10, up 0.20 cents/lb. Lean hog futures are trading on both sides of unchanged just after the...
Benzinga  Nov 25  Comment 
December lean hogs are trading at 50.87, up 1.12 cents/lb. February lean hogs are trading at 56.45, up 0.90 cents/lb. April lean hogs are trading at 62.60, up 0.67 cents/lb. Lean hog futures are trading higher just after the open. Market...
Benzinga  Nov 23  Comment 
December lean hogs are trading at 49.87, up 0.57 cents/lb. February lean hogs are trading at 55.82, up 0.32 cents/lb. April lean hogs are trading at 62.22, up 0.37 cents/lb. Lean hog futures have erased some early session gains. Market...




 

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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