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

LIVE CATTLE FUTURES CONTRACT SPECS

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