This page describes the CME Group Livestock Price Indices Dataset for CME Group DataMine.

The content for the dataset(s) can include weekly price data for the CME Fresh Bacon Index (Fresh Bacon), daily price data for the CME Group Lean Hog Index (Lean Hogs), daily price data for the CME Pork Cutout Index (Pork cutout), daily price data for the CME Boxed Beef Index (Boxed Beef), and daily price data for the CME Feeder Cattle Index (Feeder Cattle). 

Livestock Price Indices data can only be used for internal display and internal non display.  

Dates Available

The files are available as follows:

  • Two files are produced for each product: The price file and the input file. 
  • Feeder Cattle, Lean Hogs, Pork Cutout and Boxed Beef are calculated daily. 
  • Bacon is calculated weekly.
  • Historically availability of datasets varies for each product:
    • Fresh Bacon start date: May 10, 2019
    • Pork Cutout start date: August 24, 2015
    • Lean Hogs start date: Jan 1, 2019
    • Boxed Beef start date: March 5, 2021
    • Feeder Cattle start date: Jan 1, 1993

Sample Files

DatasetSample File
Bacon Index12/22/2023
Bacon Index Input Data12/22/2023
Boxed Beef Index12/22/2023
Boxed Beef Index Input Data12/22/2023
Lean Hog Index12/22/2023
Lean Hog Index Input Data12/22/2023
Pork Cutout Index Input12/22/2023
Pork Cutout Index Input Data12/22/2023


Layout Guide

Each product has its own format and the layout varies by product. Columns may include index name, index date, and index value.

Lean Hogs Index

Fresh Bacon Index

Pork Cutout Index

Boxed Beef Index



View the Livestock Price Indices - DataMine Instructions presentation.

What format is the file delivered in?

Data is provided in .txt format.

Are files compressed?

Historical files are compressed via zip.

Do you have sample files available?


Are there any dates for which data is unavailable?

Yes, USDA closures and Federal Holidays can impact the availability of the data.

How are files delivered?

Delivery is available via FTP and web display through April 27,2024. Beginning February 14, 2024, delivery is available through CME DataMine and web display.

When are these files delivered?

All data is available on a daily basis except for Fresh Bacon, which is delivered on a weekly basis. 

How large are these files?

Files average 1-5kb.

Is there a specific process that must be followed in order to use the data?

Delivery subscriptions are available via CME DataMine.  An Information License Agreement and respective appendix must be executed by December 31, 2024.

Where can I find collateral on how to understand this data?

You can find specific information on how each Index is calculated and used by visiting the following links:

CME website:

CME Group provides a number of customer service teams to assist DataMine users, including CME DataSales for marketing/customer facing processes.