• Amendments to the Feeder Cattle Futures and Options Contracts - Inclusion of Commented Cattle in the CME Feeder Cattle Index and Temporary Listing Delay of the May 2019 Feeder Cattle Futures and Options Contract

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      • SER-8154
      • Notice Date
      • 22 May 2018
      • Effective Date
      • 25 May 2018
    • Effective Friday, May 25, 2018, and pending all relevant CFTC regulatory review periods, Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. (“CME” or “Exchange”) will amend the Rule 10203.A.1. (“The Sample”) of the Feeder Cattle Futures contract (CME Rulebook Chapter 102; CME Globex Code GF; Clearing Code: 62) to include commented cattle in the calculation of the Feeder Cattle Index (“Index”) price. Rule 10203.A.1. shall no longer exclude cattle identified on USDA-AMS reports as being fancy, thin, fleshy, gaunt or full.  CME Rule 10203.A.1 is provided below in blackline format.  Amendments to Rule 10203.A.1. shall be effective with the May 2019 contract and all subsequent contract months.

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