The CME Lean Hog Index component on the kill for -

1/11/18 will be late due to submission problems. Is it possible that the government slow down is also a factor?? It is highly unusual for the 11:00 report to be this late.

With out any data, it is difficult to tell whether today's dip was fundamental or technical/emotional. Considering how high pork production is currently, it is possible that we are going to need some increase in exports to carry-off all the pork. The trade war may hamper exports if there is not some break-through.

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