The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) has announced plans to launch “side-by-side” electronic and open outcry trading of standard-sized lean hog futures contracts on March 4, 2002.

Electronic lean hogs will open for trading daily at 9 a.m. (CST), cattle contracts at 9:05 a.m. Both electronic and open outcry futures contract markets will close at 1 p.m.

Go to www.cme.com for more information.