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Benzinga  3 hrs ago  Comment 
July Lean Hogs are trading at 84.122, up 1.32. August Hogs are trading at 83.70, up 0.75 and October hogs are trading at 74.00, up 0.17. Chatter about possible demand improvements continues to bring buyers in, trading is active and firm....
Benzinga  4 hrs ago  Comment 
July Lean Hogs are trading at 83.00, up 0.20, August Hogs are trading at 83.12, up 0.17, and October hogs are trading at 73.97, 0.15. Chatter about possible demand improvements continues, along with chatter about large supplies. Traders are...
Benzinga  May 26  Comment 
Tuesday 's USDA Hog slaughter was 431,000 head versus 419,000 head a year ago. Lean Hogs traded choppy on Tuesday and extended the day's losses into the close. At last check July hogs were trading at 82.80, down 0.92 and August Hogs were...
Benzinga  May 26  Comment 
June Hogs are trading at 83.25, down 0.47. July Lean Hogs are trading at 83.30, down 0.42 and October Lean hogs are trading at 73.92, down 0.25. Chatter about possible improving demand has led to some buying on the dip in recent sessions....
Benzinga  May 26  Comment 
Benzinga  May 22  Comment 
June Hogs are trading at 83.70, down 0.07. July Lean Hogs are trading at 83.75, down 0.10 and October Lean hogs are trading at 73.65, down 0.27. U.S. agricultural futures are closed on Monday in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday. Chatter...
Benzinga  May 21  Comment 
June Hogs are trading at 82.70, up 0.15. July Lean Hogs are trading at 83.60, up 0.25 and October Lean hogs are trading at 73.80, up 0.15. Lean hogs have firmed up after a weak open. Choppy trading is expected ahead of holiday next week. ©...
Benzinga  May 21  Comment 
Benzinga  May 20  Comment 
June Hogs are trading at 82.62, up 0.45. Lean Hog futures are trading a little higher Wednesday morning. July Lean Hogs are trading at 82.70, up 0.52 and October Lean hogs are trading at 73.80, up 0.35. Trading is expected to be very choppy and...
Benzinga  May 20  Comment 
Benzinga  May 19  Comment 
June Hogs are trading at 82.57. Lean Hog futures have erased early losses are trading unchanged to a little higher on the session. July Lean Hogs are trading at 82.67. October Lean hogs are trading at 73.85, up 0.02. Trading is range-bound and a...
Benzinga  May 19  Comment 
Benzinga  May 19  Comment 
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Benzinga  May 18  Comment 
June Hogs are trading at 82.77, down 0.65. July Lean Hogs are trading at 83.37, down 0.52. October Lean hogs are trading at 73.30, down 0.32. Trading is expected to be very choppy. Chatter about steady cash at best is making the rounds and has...
Benzinga  May 18  Comment 
Benzinga  May 15  Comment 
June Hogs are trading at 83.35, down 0.55. July Lean Hogs are trading at 83.92, down 0.72. October Lean hogs are trading at 72.85, down 0.55. Trading is expected to be very choppy. Chatter about better demand is fading a little as all the pork...
Benzinga  May 15  Comment 
Benzinga  May 15  Comment 




 

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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