Lean Hog futures posted 90 cent to $2.575 losses in the front months on Monday. The CME Lean Hog Index was down another 56 cents at $64.69 on September 5. The Fresh Bacon Index was down $33.44 from the previous week on Sep 6 at $145.50. The USDA pork carcass cutout value FOB plant was down $1.41 on Monday afternoon at $71.91. The ham, up $1.23, was the only primal reported higher. The national average base hog value was $1.42 lower at $50.69. Estimated FI hog slaughter was 485,000 head for Monday, even with the same week in 2018.
-- provided by Brugler Marketing & Management