Lean Hogs
BRUG - Fri Aug 18, 7:19AM CDT

Lean hog futures were down 65 cents to $1.85 on the day. The CME Lean Hog Index for 8/15 was 35 cents lower than the previous day at $84.03. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was 42 cents higher in the Thursday afternoon report, with a weighted average of $91.97. The national base hog carcass was down 93 cents at $75.46 in the PM report. FI hog slaughter was estimated at 1,785,000 week to date through Thursday, 72,000 head larger than the previous week and up 57,000 from the same week in 2016. Pork export commitments YTD (at least those tracked in the weekly FAS report) are 8.8% above last year at 810,758 MT.

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