Harrington's Sort & Cull
Rick Kment DTN Analyst
Thu May 7, 2015 03:53 PM CDT

From mid-April, when the April lean hog contract expires, until mid-May when the May issue is no longer available for trade, the lean hog complex is more confusing than revealing of market direction.

May lean hog contracts hold the first spot on any quote sheet right now, typically quoted as front-month futures simply because they are at the front of the line and not due to any sizeable trade volume.

The May contract is so lightly traded year after year, that most in the market just simply overlook the contract. For example, the May 2015 futures currently have an open ...

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