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Benzinga  7 hrs ago  Comment 
Monday's USDA hog slaughter was 430,000 head versus a year ago at 274,000 head. Lean Hogs traded mostly lower. June Hogs were trading at 75.55, down 0.72. August Lean Hogs were trading at 77.40, down 0.10. October Lean hogs were trading at...
Benzinga  12 hrs ago  Comment 
Benzinga  Apr 17  Comment 
Friday's USDA hog slaughter was 419,000 head versus a year ago at 380,000 head. Lean Hogs ended Friday lower after a back and forth trading session. June Hogs were trading at 76.05, down 0.30. August Lean Hogs were trading at 77.40, down 0.52....
Benzinga  Apr 17  Comment 
Benzinga  Apr 16  Comment 
Thursday's USDA hog slaughter was 431,000 head versus a year ago at 419,000 head. Lean Hogs ended the session higher after Wednesday's declines. June Hogs were trading at 76.55, up 1.07. August Lean Hogs were trading at 77.97, up 0.85. October...
Benzinga  Apr 16  Comment 
Benzinga  Apr 15  Comment 
Wednesday's USDA hog slaughter was 431,000 head versus a year ago at 412,000 head. Lean Hogs ended the session sharply lower. June Hogs were trading down the limit of 3.00 at 75.47. August Lean Hogs were trading at 77.22, down 2.07. October Lean...
Benzinga  Apr 15  Comment 
Benzinga  Apr 15  Comment 
Benzinga  Apr 15  Comment 
Benzinga  Apr 14  Comment 
Tuesday's USDA hog slaughter was 431,000 head versus a year ago at 415,000 head. Lean Hogs futures ended the session a little lower. June Hogs were trading at 78.50, down 0.27. July Hogs were trading at 79.72, down 0.17. October hogs were...
Benzinga  Apr 13  Comment 
Lean Hogs are trading higher Monday. June Hogs are trading at 78.87, up, 0.75. August Lean Hogs are trading at 79.75, up 0.62. April hogs are trading at 63.00, up 0.45. Trading is firm and choppy. Wide trading ranges are expected. Some chatter...
Benzinga  Apr 13  Comment 
Benzinga  Apr 13  Comment 
Benzinga  Apr 10  Comment 
Lean Hogs opened higher Friday. June Hogs are trading at 77.40, up, 0.60. August Lean Hogs are trading at 78.82, up 0.60. April hogs are trading at 62.50, up 0.40. Trading is firm and steady to start the trading session with most volume related...
Benzinga  Apr 10  Comment 
Benzinga  Apr 10  Comment 
Benzinga  Apr 9  Comment 
Lean Hogs futures traded on both sides of unchanged Thursday and closed a little lower on the day. June Hogs were trading at 76.80, down 0.30. July Hogs were trading at 78.12, down 0.25. April Hogs were trading at 62.25, down 0.05. Thursday's...
Benzinga  Apr 9  Comment 
Benzinga  Apr 9  Comment 
Benzinga  Apr 8  Comment 
Lean Hogs futures traded mostly higher Wednesday. June Hogs were trading at 77.00, up 0.65. July Hogs were trading at 78.10, up 0.50. April Hogs were trading at 62.25, down 0.32 on weaker than expected cash. Wednesday's USDA hog slaughter was...
Benzinga  Apr 8  Comment 
June Hogs are trading at 76.30 down, 0.02. Trading is choppy on the open. August Lean Hogs are trading at 78.27, up 0.05. April hogs are trading lower at 62.37, down 0.20. Trading is expected to be fairly range-bound. Much of the back and forth...




 

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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