Lean Hogs Market Commentary

Lean hog futures are 27.5 cents higher in soon to expire Oct, with other contracts triple digits lower. October needs to stick close to the cash index due to Friday’s expiration. The CME Lean Hog Index was up a penny on October 9 to $69.34. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was 11 cents higher on Thursday morning at $79.31. The national base hog carcass value was 34 cents higher this morning at $62.99. FI hog slaughter was estimated at 1.381 million head WTD through Wednesday. That is down 22,000 head from last week and 4,000 head below the same week last year. USDA estimated pork production for 2018 was cut by 250 million pounds to 26.425 billion pounds, on large reductions to 3rd and 4th quarter production.

OCT 18 Hogs are at $68.750, up $0.275,

DEC 18 Hogs are at $54.250, down $1.700

FEB 19 Hogs are at $62.900, down $1.625

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