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Volume Light in Lean Hogs



Trade volume was light Thurs.  Dec GLOBEX volume was only 17,234 contracts with February with 7,536 contracts. Packers have positive margins and instead of pushing more hogs through the line, they will control kill. Pork is having problems now with larger kills and increasing weights.


Pink Pigs


Trade volume on Thurs was moderate with Live Cattle closing slightly lower from Dec on out.  Traders are wanting to see how the COF report affects futures.   Cold and snow didn’t slow slaughter Thursday.  Have to see what packers in the area do Friday and Saturday.

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