Live 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 LE=F
  • Last 187.750
  • Change 0.675 (0.36%)
  • Volume 28,385
as of June 22 2024, 12:36pm CST

Market Overview


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

Exchange Chicago Mercantile Exchange, FC
Contract Size 40,000 pounds
Tick Size & Value (minimum) $.025/cwt, $10 per contract
Trading Times Monday 9:30AM EST to 2:05PM EST @ Globex
Principle Trading Months February, April, June, August, October & December