Feeder Cattle

Futures and Market Trends

Live cattle futures are standardized, exchange-traded contracts on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME). The contracts represent the delivery of full-grown cattle that are ready to be sold to meat processors, having reached a weight of between around 1,200 and 1,400 pounds.

  • Exchange Symbol GF=F
  • Last 258.025
  • Change -1.800 (-0.69%)
  • Volume 6,585
as of June 22 2024, 02:36pm CST

Market Overview


Considering trading feeder cattle futures? Here’s what you need to know.

Exchange Chicago Mercantile Exchange, FC
Contract Size 50,000 pounds
Tick Size & Value (minimum) $.025/cwt, $10 per contract
Trading Times Monday 9:30AM EST to 2:05PM EST @ Globex
Principle Trading Months January, March, April, May, August, September, October & November