Lean Hogs Market News and Commentary
BRUG - Fri May 17, 7:28AM CDT

Lean Hog futures are mixed on Thursday, with front months lower and deferred contracts higher. The CME Lean Hog Index was up 41 cents from the previous day @ $83.68 on May 14. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was 68 cents lower at $86.13 on Thursday afternoon. The national average base hog was 55 cents lower on Thursday, at an average weighted price of $81.26. Estimated weekly FI hog slaughter was 1.845 million head for the WTD through Thursday. That was 48,000 head below the previous week but 25,000 above the same week last year. USDA’s Export Sales report showed just 10,480 MT of pork sales in the week of May 9, with reductions of 3,247 MT for China. Export Shipments were seen at 23,502 MT in that week, including 4,600 MT to China.

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