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Benzinga  Jul 1  Comment 
Wednesday's USDA Hog slaughter was 423,000 head versus a year ago at 415,000 head. Lean Hog Futures traded choppy on Wednesday; Front month hogs were higher and farther out contracts were lower. August Lean Hog futures were trading at 75.05, up...
Benzinga  Jul 1  Comment 
Benzinga  Jun 30  Comment 
Tuesday's USDA Cattle slaughter was 114,000 head versus a year ago at 116,000 head. Live Cattle future traded choppy and weak, erasing Monday's gains. August Live Cattle was trading 147.85, down 1.82 and October Cattle was trading at 150.77,...
Benzinga  Jun 29  Comment 
Monday's USDA Hog slaughter was 424,000 head versus a year ago at 405,000 head. Front month Lean hog futures were weaker and farther out contracts were firm in response to Friday's USDA Hog and Pig Report. August hogs were trading at 72.15, down...
Benzinga  Jun 26  Comment 
Friday's USDA Hog slaughter was 403,000 head versus a year ago at 319,000 head. Lean hog futures traded choppy ahead of the USDA Quarterly Hog and Pig report due out this afternoon. Prices firmed up a little near the end of the trading session....
Benzinga  Jun 25  Comment 
Thursday's USDA Hog slaughter was 418,000 head versus a year ago at 399,000 head. Lean hog futures traded choppy on Thursday and ended the session with little change. August hogs were trading at 72.350, unchanged. October Hogs were trading at...
Benzinga  Jun 24  Comment 
Lean hog Futures are trading a little higher. July Hogs are trading at 74.90, up 0.55. August Lean Hogs are trading at 72.77, up 0.50 and October hogs are trading at 63.47, up 0.35. Market chatter about Friday's USDA quarterly Hog and Pig report...
Benzinga  Jun 24  Comment 
Benzinga  Jun 23  Comment 
Lean hogs have moved back towards unchanged after showing some gains early in the session. Trading is very choppy. July Hogs are trading at 74.30, up 0.12. August Lean Hogs are trading at 72.45, up 0.15 and October hogs are trading at 63.27, down...
Benzinga  Jun 23  Comment 
Benzinga  Jun 22  Comment 
Lean hogs have moved lower Monday extending the recent losses. July Hogs are trading at 74.30, down 1.42. August Lean Hogs are trading at 72.37, down 1.45. October hogs are trading at 63.17, down 1.10. Trading is very choppy and weak and some...
Benzinga  Jun 22  Comment 
Benzinga  Jun 19  Comment 
Lean hogs are trading sharply lower on Friday. July Hogs are trading at 75.60, down 2.42. August Lean Hogs are trading at 73.77, down 2.22. October hogs are trading at 64.17, down 2.05. Trading is very choppy and some general selling has been...
Benzinga  Jun 19  Comment 
Benzinga  Jun 17  Comment 
Wednesday's USDA Hog slaughter was 425,000 head versus a year ago at 367,000 head. Lean hog futures traded higher on Wednesday. Trading was firm near the end of the session. July Hogs were trading at 78.07, up 0.92 and August hogs were trading...




 

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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