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    Using Futures Markets to Manage Price Risk in Feeder Cattle Operations

    R. Curt Lacy and, John McKissick (June, 2014)

    In today's farming environment of extreme price volatility and large debt commitments, most livestock producers need the security of one or more of the advantages offered by price risk management. Livestock producers who are selling products or purchasing inputs can do one of two things when making pricing decisions: accept the market price when they are ready to deliver products or purchase inputs, or reduce input and product price risks by using price risk management tools. One of these price risk management opportunities is available through futures markets contracts. This publication explains how livestock producers can use futures markets to manage price risk.

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    University of Georgia Cooperative Extension
    University of Georgia
    June, 2014
    Material Type
    Written Material