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CME® Lean Hog futures offers both near term and longer term trading and spreading strategies based on the supply and demand of current cash hog, product prices and the longer term cyclical pricing patterns. The cash settlement feature also makes this a viable hedging tool for international producers and pork importers and/or exporters.

The United States is the world's largest pork exporter. The geographical location of pork production is centered close to the main source of hog feed: corn. Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, and Missouri account for more than half of our country’s total pork production. The price of feed greatly affects the supply of pork products.

CME Livestock Futures and Options

Click on the link above to download a very informative .pdf brochure entitled "CME Livestock Futures and Options.” It was published by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. This is a must read guide for any speculator or hedger considering a trade in the lean hogs market using exchange traded lean hogs futures and options.

Click here to contact a commodities broker with experience in the lean hogs market.

Commodity trading is not suitable for everyone. The risk of loss in trading can be substantial. This material has been prepared by a sales or trading employee or agent of Van Commodities, Inc. and is, or is in the nature of, a solicitation. This material is not a research report prepared by Van Commodities, Inc. Research Department. Please view our Risk Disclaimer.

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