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Lean Hogs Feb '22 (HEG22)

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Lean Hogs Futures Market News and Commentary

Triple Digit Gains for Thursday Hogs

February lean hog futures closed $2.62 stronger on the day. The other front months were also up by triple digits at the bell but had set new contract highs from the move. April was up $2.65, with a new LOC high of $94.47. USDA’s National Average Base hog price for Thursday morning was back down $3.72 to $66.56. The CME Lean Hog Index from 1/17 was $76.78 after another 88 cents stronger.

Pork cutout futures were also up by triple digits, having gained $0.50 to $1.82 on the day. USDA’s National Pork Carcass Cutout Value was down $3.23 in the PM update to $92.24. Federally inspected hog slaughter for the week through Thursday was estimated at 1.777m head. That is 18k head below last week and trails the same week last year by 140k head.  

Feb 22 Hogs  closed at $84.925, up $2.625,

Apr 22 Hogs  closed at $94.000, up $2.650

Feb 22 Pork Cutout  closed at $94.300, up $0.975,

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 (24 days)
Expiration Date
02/14/22 (24 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jan 11, 2022

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Commercials - Long / Short
79,836 (+1,114)
114,775 (-5,343)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
83,199 (-2,704)
32,545 (+3,031)
Producers - Long / Short
9,927 (+1,075)
103,068 (-3,269)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
64,487 (+2,232)
6,285 (+119)
Managed Money - Long / Short
60,872 (-3,907)
13,538 (+2,743)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
22,327 (+1,203)
19,007 (+288)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
77.050 +10.22%
on 01/13/22
84.975 -0.06%
on 01/20/22
+5.450 (+6.86%)
since 12/20/21
3-Month
74.050 +14.69%
on 10/28/21
84.975 -0.06%
on 01/20/22
+5.700 (+7.19%)
since 10/20/21
52-Week
71.900 +18.12%
on 01/22/21
90.975 -6.65%
on 06/10/21
+12.900 (+17.91%)
since 01/20/21

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Triple Digit Gains for Thursday Hogs

February lean hog futures closed $2.62 stronger on the day. The other front months were also up by triple digits at the bell but had set new contract highs from the move. April was up $2.65, with a new...

HEG22 : 84.925s (+3.19%)
HEK22 : 98.050s (+2.16%)
KMG22 : 94.500s (+1.26%)
Cattle Market Pulled Back on Thursday

Thursday’s session ended with live cattle futures 7 to 27 cents weaker. The bonus FCE auction sold 681 of the 3,398 head listed for $137. The other pens went unsold on $137.50 to $138.50 asks. USDA maintains...

LEG22 : 138.325s (-0.16%)
LEM22 : 138.375s (-0.07%)
GFF22 : 161.175s (-0.14%)
GFH22 : 164.950s (-0.41%)
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Lean Hogs Rallying Triple Digits

So far for Thursday, front month lean hog futures are $0.60 to $1.07 higher with triple digit gains for April through June contracts. USDA’s National Average Base hog price for Thursday morning was back...

HEG22 : 84.925s (+3.19%)
HEK22 : 98.050s (+2.16%)
KMG22 : 94.500s (+1.26%)
Cattle Futures Weaker at Midday

After fading Wednesday afternoon into the close, live cattle future prices are down 22 to 65 cents for Thursday’s midday. The bonus FCE auction sold 681 of the 3,398 head listed for $137. The other pens...

LEG22 : 138.325s (-0.16%)
LEM22 : 138.375s (-0.07%)
GFF22 : 161.175s (-0.14%)
GFH22 : 164.950s (-0.41%)
Top Farmer Midday Update

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Livestock Roundup | 1.20.2022

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 88.308
2nd Resistance Point 86.642
1st Resistance Point 85.783
Last Price 84.925s
1st Support Level 83.258
2nd Support Level 81.592
3rd Support Level 80.733

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52-Week High 90.975
Last Price 84.925s
Fibonacci 61.8% 83.688
Fibonacci 50% 81.438
Fibonacci 38.2% 79.187
52-Week Low 71.900

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