Manage the risk inherent in cattle production and processing with Live Cattle futures and options. Facilitate price discovery and manage price risk related to the purchase or sale of cattle. Benefit from arbitrage and spread opportunities with other commodities such as grains.

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Contract Unit

40,000 pounds (~18 metric tons)

Price Quotation

U.S. cents per pound

Product Code

CME Globex: LE
CME ClearPort:  48
Clearing:  48


Trading Hours

CME Globex:
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 1:05 p.m. CT
TAS: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. …

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