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Lean Hogs Feb '22 (HEG22)

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Lean Hogs Futures Market News and Commentary

Triple Digit Losses for Thursday Hogs

Lean hog futures are trading triple digits weaker through Thursday’s midday, led by April’s $2 drop. USDA’s National Average Base hog price for Thursday morning was $5.83 higher to $68.64. The CME Lean Hog Index from 1/25 was another 75 cents higher to $79.20.   

USDA reported pork export sales of 49,054 MT from the week that ended 1/20. That was a 26% increase wk/wk, but was still 8% lower than the same week last year. The weekly report listed Mexico and China as the top buyers with 17,300 and 16,900 MT respectively. Mexico was also the top destination for the week’s exports with 16k MT of the 30,681 MT total. 

Pork cutout futures are also weaker, with the front months down by $0.65 to $1.82 so far. USDA’s National Pork Carcass Cutout Value was $6.05 higher this morning to $100.65. Hams and bellies led the way, each up by more than $10 cwt. USDA estimated WTD hog slaughter under federal inspection at 1.394m head through Wednesday. That is 74k head more than last week’s... 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
$2,090/1,900
First Notice Date
02/14/22 (18 days)
Expiration Date
02/14/22 (18 days)

Seasonal Chart

Lean Hogs Feb '22
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Feb Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jan 18, 2022

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Commercials - Long / Short
83,993 (+4,157)
116,876 (+2,101)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
81,054 (-2,145)
32,749 (+204)
Producers - Long / Short
11,642 (+1,715)
104,046 (+978)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
66,126 (+1,639)
6,605 (+320)
Managed Money - Long / Short
61,081 (+209)
14,472 (+934)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
19,973 (-2,354)
18,277 (-730)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
77.050 +12.95%
on 01/13/22
88.200 -1.33%
on 01/26/22
+3.375 (+4.03%)
since 12/27/21
3-Month
74.050 +17.52%
on 10/28/21
88.200 -1.33%
on 01/26/22
+12.700 (+17.09%)
since 10/27/21
52-Week
72.250 +20.45%
on 01/29/21
90.975 -4.34%
on 06/10/21
+14.350 (+19.75%)
since 01/27/21

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Triple Digit Losses for Thursday Hogs

Lean hog futures are trading triple digits weaker through Thursday’s midday, led by April’s $2 drop. USDA’s National Average Base hog price for Thursday morning was $5.83 higher to $68.64. The CME...

HEG22 : 87.025s (-1.14%)
HEK22 : 99.225s (-1.07%)
KMG22 : 97.050 (-0.49%)
Cattle Market Red for Midday

So far for Thursday, live cattle futures are trading 2 to 30 cents weaker. Feb and April contracts are the firmest, while the October contract is down the hardest. The bonus Thursday auction from Central...

LEG22 : 137.825s (-0.16%)
LEM22 : 136.700s (-0.26%)
GFF22 : 158.925s (+0.13%)
GFH22 : 159.500s (-0.81%)
Top Farmer Midday Update 1-27-2022

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Hog Futures Advance Slows

After midday weakness, the front month lean hog futures market went home mixed. The front month Feb contract was 57 cents higher, and the deferred months gained 10 to 17 cents. The other nearby futures...

HEG22 : 87.025s (-1.14%)
HEK22 : 99.225s (-1.07%)
KMG22 : 97.050 (-0.49%)
Cattle Futures Rebound from Early Week Sell Off, Beef Lower

Live cattle futures were up $0.95 to $1.80 on Wednesday. The weekly FCE auction resulted in no sales for the 2,904 head listed. Bids were capped at $136-$137, while feedlots were asking $138+. Outside...

LEG22 : 137.825s (-0.16%)
LEM22 : 136.700s (-0.26%)
GFF22 : 158.925s (+0.13%)
GFH22 : 159.500s (-0.81%)
Morning Comments; Thursday, January 27th, 2022

Markets Attempt To Stabilize

Hogs Close Mixed on Wednesday

After midday weakness, the front month lean hog futures market went home mixed. The front month Feb contract was 57 cents higher, and the deferred months gained 10 to 17 cents. The other nearby futures...

HEG22 : 87.025s (-1.14%)
HEK22 : 99.225s (-1.07%)
KMG22 : 97.050 (-0.49%)
Triple Digit Gains for Wednesday Cattle

Live cattle futures settled $0.95 to $1.80 in the black. The weekly FCE auction resulted in no sales for the 2,904 head listed. Bids were capped at $136-$137, while feedlots were asking $138+. Outside...

LEG22 : 137.825s (-0.16%)
LEM22 : 136.700s (-0.26%)
GFF22 : 158.925s (+0.13%)
GFH22 : 159.500s (-0.81%)
Livestock Analysis

Hogs pull back while Feeders are up and cattle surges

Top Farmer Closing Commentary 1-26-2022

TFM Cash+ Take the Stress Out of Your Marketing Strategy. No hedge account. No margin calls. Just comprehensive, common-sense guidance at a great value. Learn more: https://www.totalfarmmarketing.com/tfm-cash-plus/...

Barchart Trading Guide

The Barchart Trading Guide is a Buy Signal with a Strong Signal Strength.

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 89.283
2nd Resistance Point 88.642
1st Resistance Point 87.833
Last Price 87.025s
1st Support Level 86.383
2nd Support Level 85.742
3rd Support Level 84.933

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52-Week High 90.975
Last Price 87.025s
Fibonacci 61.8% 83.822
Fibonacci 50% 81.613
Fibonacci 38.2% 79.403
52-Week Low 72.250

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