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Feeder Cattle Futures Contract

Feeder cattle are steers or heifers mature enough to be placed in a feedlot where they will be fattened prior to slaughter. Feeder calves are less than 1 year old & feeder yearlings are between 1 and 2 years old. Both types are often produced in a cow-calf operation. Investors can actively trade this commodity futures contract for both speculative and hedge purposes.

Contract Unit

50,000 pounds

Futures Contract


CME Globex: GF

Trading Hours 

CME Globex: Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 1:05 p.m.  Chicago/Central Time (CT).

Minimum Price

0.00025 per pound = $12.50

Contract Months

January, March, April, May, August, September, October & November

Settlement Method

Cash settled

Price Limit / Circuit

Source: CME Group

The above information was derived from sources believed to be reliable and accurate. It is provided without guarantees and is subject change without notice.

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