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Below you can find links to articles in the news that discuss market fundamentals that could potentially affect the price of lean hogs on the CME commodities exchange. Before you invest in the lean hogs futures market you should do your own research.

1. Bloomberg “Hogs Tumble Most Allowed by CME to Lowest Since February” August 7, 2014

Hog futures fell by the exchange limit to the lowest since February on signs that the spread of the deadly pig virus that boosted U.S. pork costs is slowing.

2. Bloomberg “Hogs Head for Biggest Rally in 15 Years on Deadly Virus” March 28, 2014

Hog futures rose, heading for the biggest quarterly rally in 15 years, as a piglet-killing virus threatened U.S. meat production, signaling consumers will be forced to pay more for everything from bacon to pork chops.

3. "Pig Slaughter Shrinks Supply to 1975 Low in Drought: Commodities" September 25, 2012

U.S. hog farmers are slaughtering animals at the fastest pace since 2009 as a surge in feed costs spurs the biggest losses in 14 years, signaling smaller herds next year and a rebound in pork prices.

4. “Hogs Drop On Signs Of Slow Pork Demand; Cattle Steady” June 15, 2012

Hog prices fell, heading for the biggest drop in almost four weeks on speculation that demand for pork in the U.S. will slow.

5. International Business Times “Morning Hog Market Report” April 25, 2012 

June hogs closed 125 lower on the session yesterday, and feel to the lowest price levels since January of 2011. Fears that US beef would be banned due to an incidence of mad cow disease helped to drive cattle futures limit down into the close, which dragged the hog market down to the lows of the day.


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