Lean Hogs Seasonal Chart

Lean Hogs (CME): (High: May-Jul//Low: Feb-Mar or Aug-Sep) Slaughter lowest, reproductive activity and weight gain slowest during heat of June-August, with slaughter heavy in fall/spring. Slaughter patterns usually built into price structure, with June and July contracts priced high whereas April and October already reflect seasonal weakness.
Charts courtesy of Moore Research Center, Inc.

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