Hogs Firming at Midday

Pigs feeding from trough in pen

Lean hogs are trading firmer on Friday, as nearby contracts are within a nickel of unch. USDA’s National Average Base Hog negotiated price was reported at $86.88 in the Friday AM report. The CME Lean Hog Index was down another 5 cents on May 22 at $91.77.

USDA’s National Pork Carcass Cutout Value was back up 78 cents in the Friday AM print at $99.47. The belly was the only primal reported lower, dragging down $7.22. USDA estimated Thursday’s federally inspected hog slaughter at 486,000 head, with the WTD total at 1.917 million head. That is up 17,000 head from the week prior and 19,973 head above the same week last year. 

Jun 24 Hogs  are at $94.500, down $0.025,

Jul 24 Hogs  are at $97.525, up $0.050

Aug 24 Hogs  is at $97.075, up $0.050,

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