QUOTE AND NEWS
Benzinga  Dec 16  Comment 
February Lean Hog Futures sold off in after-hours trading, falling $2.825 on the day to $8045. Late afternoon cash news was weak and selling pressure from weak live cattle futures continued after normal hours. Lean hog futures for April traded...
Benzinga  Dec 15  Comment 
Livestock futures closed mostly lower on the day on weak demand fears. February Live Cattle futures closed $1.125 lower on the day. February lean hog futures closed slightly lower in a choppy session. Lean Hog futures for April delivery closed...
Agrimoney.com  Sep 4  Comment 
Lean hog futures plunge limit down as Zoetis's announcement of a vaccine against PEDv raises expectations for US pork production
SeekingAlpha  Aug 26  Comment 
By Matthew Bradbard: From July 22 to August 21, February lean hog futures dropped 15%, but in recent sessions it looks like bullish hog traders are finding their footing with price appreciation of over 9%. As of this post, futures are trading over...
Reuters  Jun 30  Comment 
* Arabica coffee, lean hogs up 55 pct, top half-year gains
Financial Times  May 27  Comment 
US lean hog prices up 37 per cent in the year to date, while the price of CME feeder cattle close to record highs, up 16 per cent in the year to date
Agrimoney.com  May 14  Comment 
Lean hog futures for near-term delivery recover, while more distant lots set contract highs, amid fears for the knock-on effects of disease outbreaks
Reuters  Feb 28  Comment 
(Reuters is considering dropping the daily commodities wrap after March 10 and publishing the report on a discretionary basis. Please send any comments on this move to Josephine Mason at josephine.mason@thomsonreuters.com) By Barani Krishnan NEW...
Agrimoney.com  Sep 25  Comment 
Lean hog futures set contract highs amid concerns that key data will show disease as behind a dip in slaughter rates. Deutsche is upbeat on prices




 

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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