Seasonality in Hogs vs. Pork: More Than Just Grilling Season

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By Anne Krema and Emily Balsamo, CME Group Differences in supply and demand of hogs and pork are influenced by grilling season, the hog production cycle and other factors. While historically high levels of correlation have allowed market participants with both pork and swine exposure to manage their price risk using Lean Hog futures, Pork Cutout futures now provide the industry with an additional tool to more precisely manage risk associated with price moves in the market for wholesale pork. Pork prices traditionally spike in summer during the U.S. grilling season. Hog prices generally follow …

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