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Live Cattle

Live cattle

Live cattle are one of the first domesticated animals (ca. 8,500 years ago). Primary uses: meat, milk pulling power (eg. carts, plows), leather, fuel. There are 1.3 billion cattle in the world today (30% in Asia, 20% in South America, 15% in Africa, 14% in North and Central America and 10% in Europe). In 2009, cattle became the first livestock animal for which genome was mapped.

Contract Size 40,000 lbs.
Exchange Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME)
Price Quote USD price of 1 lbs.
Ticker Symbol LC, GLOBEX: LE
Details Contract specifications
Feeder Cattle

Feeder Cattle

Cattles that are mature enough to be placed in a feedlot where they will be fattened prior to slaughter.

Contract Size 50,000 lbs.
Exchange Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME)
Price Quote USD price of 1 lbs.
Ticker Symbol FC, GLOBEX: GF
Details Contract specifications
Lean Hogs

Lean Hogs

Hogs can be found in many different areas of the world, they are adapted to temperate and semitropical climates. The hog population worldwide is estimated at more than 940 million, among the leading countries in numbers, China with its 457 million can be found in the first place, followed by the United States with more than 59 million, Brazil with 30 million and Germany with 26 million.

Contract Size 40,000 lbs.
Exchange Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME)
Price Quote USD price of 1 lbs.
Ticker Symbol LH, GLOBEX: HE
Details Contract specifications
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