CME Meat & Livestock Futures and Options Trading

Feeder Cattle Futures Live Cattle Futures Lean Hog Futures


CME Livestock & Meat Futures & Options Trading

Lean Hog Futures Trading:

  • Most hog production occurs in the Midwest.
  • The largest hog producing states are Iowa, North Carolina, Minnesota and Illinois
  • The U.S. is the world's largest pork exporter.

Introduction to Livestock

Course Overview

The livestock complex consists of Lean Hogs, Feeder cattle, and Live Cattle. Livestock futures and options provide the tools the industry needs to manage risk and help put food on the table for a growing global population. Gain an understanding of the fundamentals that affect supply and demand in the livestock markets. Find out how futures and options provide critical price discovery and risk management roles for a variety of market participants, from farmers, processors, distributors, wholesalers, retailers, traders and more. Learn about the ways these contracts can be utilized in your portfolio.

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