Benzinga  39 min ago  Comment 
April Live Cattle settled at 150.50, down 1.00. June Live Cattle settled at 143.42, down 1.25. Thursday's USDA cattle slaughter was 110,000 head versus a year ago at 118 000 head. Lean hogs settled sharply lower on the day. February Lean...
Benzinga  4 hrs ago  Comment 
Chatter that February Hogs will stay near 68.00 to 71.00 into February is making the rounds. The port strike news was friendly. Hogs moved up early in the session and now have given up the gains in a matter of minutes. February Lean Hogs are...
Benzinga  6 hrs ago  Comment 
Benzinga  Jan 28  Comment 
February Lean Hogs are up 2.42 at 71.85. April Lean Hogs are up 2.75 at 74.92. June Lean Hogs are up 2.90 at 84.47. Trading is active and the range is very wide. Cash has not moved much. © 2015 Benzinga.com. Benzinga does not provide...
Benzinga  Jan 28  Comment 
Benzinga  Jan 28  Comment 
Benzinga  Jan 27  Comment 
February Lean Hogs were down 1.40 at 69.42. April Lean Hogs settled down 0.60 at 72.05. June Lean Hogs settled the day down 0.62 at 81.57. Choppy trading is likely to continue the rest of the week. Tuesday's USDA Hog slaughter was 417,000 head...
Benzinga  Jan 27  Comment 
Lean Hogs were higher Tuesday morning on some weather impacts, however, those gains have eroded and February Lean Hogs are now lower by 0.25 at 70.57. April Lean Hogs are trading higher at 73.35, up 0.65. June Lean Hogs are trading at 82.85, up...
Benzinga  Jan 27  Comment 
Benzinga  Jan 26  Comment 
Market chatter about the east coast blizzard backing up hogs supplies and impacting demand supported Lean Hog futures on Monday. Cash markets were $1.50 higher in the morning. February Lean Hogs settled at 70.82, up 1.52. April Lean Hogs settled...
Benzinga  Jan 26  Comment 
Benzinga  Jan 26  Comment 
Benzinga  Jan 23  Comment 
February Cattle settled at 150.35, down 3.00. April Live Cattle settled at 148.80, down 3.00. March Feeder Cattle settled at 201.82, down 4.50. Friday's USDA cattle slaughter was 108,000 head versus 115,000 a year ago. Lean Hog Futures closed...
Benzinga  Jan 23  Comment 
February Lean Hogs are down 1.32 at 70.27. April Lean Hogs are trading at 71.32, down 1.55. June Lean Hogs are trading at 81.30, down 1.85. Market chatter is about choppy trading Cash markets are lousy and exports are a problem, along with the...
Benzinga  Jan 22  Comment 
February Cattle settled at 153.35, down 0.35. April Live Cattle settled at 151.80, down 0.07. March Feeder Cattle is up 102 at 206.32. Thursday's USDA cattle slaughter was 104,000 head versus 117,000 a year ago. Lean Hogs settled lower in a...
Benzinga  Jan 22  Comment 
Lean Hogs have fallen sharply in afternoon trading. February Lean Hog are down 1.17 at 71.17. April Lean Hogs are sharply lower at 72.25, down 2.05. June Lean Hogs are trading at 82.45, down 1.57. Chatter about the strong dollar is bringing in...


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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