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Lean Hogs Feb '21 (HEG21)

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Lean Hogs Futures Market News and Commentary

Hogs Gaining Triple Digits

Midday lean hog futures prices are up $1.15 to $1.85 so far. Pork cutouts are $1.60 to $2.15 in the black. The 1/19 CME Lean Hog Index was 25 cents lower to $65.67. USDA’s National Average Base Hog price was up 87 cents to $55.56. USDA reported 45,172 MT of pork booked on the week ending 1/14. That was the largest weekly export sale since the week ending 10/1. Mexico and China were the top purchasers on the week. Mexico and China were also the top destinations for the 40,771 MT shipped. The National Pork Carcass Cutout value was quoted at $83.90 in the AM report. That was $3.64 higher. USDA estimated WTD hog slaughter under federal inspection at 1.921 million head. That is 32,000 head higher on the year, but down 57,000 head wk/wk. A new outbreak of ASF was confirmed by China’s Ministry of Ag and Rural Affairs. The outbreak was in Guangdong on a 1,015 head farm, with 214 hogs killed. There are also reports on the wire suggesting an illicit ASF vaccine has led to a new strain of Afri... Read more

Contract Specifications

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Contract
Lean Hogs
Contract Size
40,000 pounds
Tick Size
0.00025 per pound ($10.00 per contract)
Trading Hours
8:30a.m. - 1:05p.m. (Settles 1:00p.m.) CST
Exchange
CME
Point Value
$400
Margin/Maintenance
$1,980/1,800
First Notice Date
02/12/21 (21 days)
Expiration Date
02/12/21 (21 days)

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Lean Hogs Feb '21
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Feb Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jan 12, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
69,705 (+474)
96,142 (-214)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
78,419 (+1,783)
41,434 (+2,297)
Producers - Long / Short
8,420 (-74)
87,989 (+1,692)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
58,539 (+2,189)
5,407 (-265)
Managed Money - Long / Short
57,260 (+3,320)
19,747 (+1,869)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
21,159 (-1,537)
21,687 (+428)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
65.775 +6.31%
on 12/28/20
72.000 -2.88%
on 01/04/21
+3.900 (+5.91%)
since 12/22/20
3-Month
62.750 +11.43%
on 11/20/20
72.000 -2.88%
on 01/04/21
+3.075 (+4.60%)
since 10/22/20
52-Week
52.575 +33.00%
on 04/03/20
72.000 -2.88%
on 01/04/21
-2.175 (-3.02%)
since 01/22/20

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Hogs Gaining Triple Digits

Midday lean hog futures prices are up $1.15 to $1.85 so far. Pork cutouts are $1.60 to $2.15 in the black. The 1/19 CME Lean Hog Index was 25 cents lower to $65.67. USDA’s National Average Base Hog price...

Cattle Gaining Triple Digits

Ahead of the monthly CoF report, live cattle are rallying $1.17 to $2.27. Front month feeders are also stronger with $1.65 to $4.05 gains. The CME Feeder Cattle Index recovered 38 cents on 1/20 to $133.19....

Daily Livestock Commentary (1.22.21)

Livestock markets surge as fund participation ramps up.

Cattle March Higher Ahead of USDA COF Data

Live cattle futures finished the Thursday session with gains of as much as $1.07 for April. Bulls are going boldly into the USDA Cattle on Feed report, with average estimates for a smaller On Feed number...

Hogs Mostly Higher

Feb futures missed out on the Thursday gains, closing 32 cents in the red. The other front months ended the day up 45 to 82 cents. China confirmed a fresh ASF outbreak in its rebuilding hog herd. Pork...

Lean Hogs Close Mostly Higher

Feb futures missed out on the Thursday gains, closing 32 cents in the red. The other front months ended the day up 45 to 82 cents. Pork cutout futures closed 10 to 50 cents higher. The 1/19 CME Lean Hog...

Cattle Higher at Close

Live cattle futures closed the Thursday session with gains of as much as $1.07 for April. OI data as of 1/20 showed April positions more than double nearby Feb, and are nearly double that of June. Feeders...

Livestock Report

Markets rally

Cattle Prices Find Thursday Strength

Front month live cattle futures are gaining 47 to 85 cents at midday. Feb futures are only up $0.75 as the week’s early cash trade has been weaker. Feeder cattle futures are up triple digits at midday...

Hog Prices are Gaining at Midday

Lean hog futures are up 32 to 90 cents at midday, save for UNCH Feb at $68.42. Pork cutout futures are trading with midday 10 to 35 cent gains. The CME Lean Hog Index was back up by 36 cents on 1/18 to...

Barchart Trading Guide

The Barchart Trading Guide is a Sell Signal with a Soft Signal Strength.

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 72.658
2nd Resistance Point 71.392
1st Resistance Point 70.658
Last Price 69.925s
1st Support Level 68.658
2nd Support Level 67.392
3rd Support Level 66.658

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52-Week High 72.000
Last Price 69.925s
Fibonacci 61.8% 64.580
Fibonacci 50% 62.287
Fibonacci 38.2% 59.995
52-Week Low 52.575

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