MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, U.S. — MGEX announced on Feb. 15 preliminary electronic futures volume of Hard Red Spring Wheat (HRSW) reached 13,093 contracts traded electronically. The electronic trading total represents the fifth best electronic trading day in exchange history.

February 2011 monthly electronic trading currently totals 94,722 contracts, making it the highest February electronic trading volume ever at MGEX with eight trading days remaining in the month. The previous February electronic trading record was set in 2008 when 90,826 contracts traded electronically. Additionally, Feb. 4 was the tenth highest electronic volume day with 11,743 contracts trading electronically.

HRSW open interest continues to break records with three of the top five daily open interest records occurring in February.