Lean hog futures finished Monday with gains of 80 cents to $1.75. The CME Lean Hog Index was down 29 from the previous day @ $68.99 on October 11. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was $1.46 higher on Monday afternoon report at $81.50. The national base hog carcass value was $1.07 lower at a weighted average of $60.33 on Monday afternoon. FI hog slaughter was estimated at 459,000 head on Monday. That was down 14,000 head from last week but 14,000 head more than the same week last year.
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