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
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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.