Lean Hogs

Lean hog futures are down 5 to 47.5 cents in most nearby contracts at midday. The CME Lean Hog Index for 12/22 was down 14 cents to $61.62. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was up 4 cents at $76.52 in the Wednesday morning report. The loin and ham were the only cuts reported higher. The national base hog price was 40 cents higher at $57.04 on Wednesday morning. The WCB region was down $1.35, with IA/MN $1.02 lower. The USDA weekly FI hog slaughter was estimated at 467,000 head on Tuesday. That is up 23,000 head from the same week last year.

Feb 18 Hogs are at $71.050, down $0.475,

Apr 18 Hogs are at $75.325, down $0.050

May 18 Hogs are at $79.650, down $0.375

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