Cattle and Beef Risk Management

Your operation is unique, so your risk management plan should be too. Our team will help build a customized hedge plan for your cattle and feed exposure that matches your risk tolerance, profitability, and market bias.


Quantify and manage risk with a game plan that integrates cash, futures, options and insurance strategies. Model and track everything on one software platform built to identify and maximize your opportunities.

  • Price risk - Use flexible strategies to protect prices, without locking them in.

  • Basis risk - Use calendar spread strategies and LRP to manage basis moves.

  • Procurement risk - Confidently make decisions with CIH’s tools/models that are calibrated based on your historical performance.



Our team and software suite provide clear and concise analysis for your cash, board, and insurance positions.

  • Monitor and evaluate position performance

  • Utilize powerful risk analysis tools

  • Determine your margin call exposure and capital needs

  • Provide guidance on adjustments to board/LRP positions



Livestock Risk Protection Insurance (LRP)

LRP Insurance provides coverage against market price declines. Producers pay a premium for a selected price floor. If the ending price is less than the price floor, an indemnity is due. No transaction fees paid by the producers, no margin requirements and premiums are due after expiration. LRP’s capital and subsidy considerations make it attractive on its own or used with futures and options positions. Our experienced team will help model integrated positions that fit your objectives.

Pasture, Rangeland and Forage Insurance (PRF)

PRF Insurance is a subsidized insurance plan designed to offset the cost of rising feed expenses due to lack of precipitation. The policy is area based and measures deviation from annual rainfall. CIH’s proprietary analysis tools are tailored to your objectives.


Commercial Buyer

CIH helps meat processors and buyers manage risk by developing a customized plan that aligns with the company’s goals. The centralized resources provide the ability to help with price projections, budgeting, and analysis for decision-making needs. Leveraging our cutting-edge software and personal consultation will help determine where an operation has risk and the different ways to best mitigate it, tailored to your unique pricing protocols. An objective, systematic approach for offsetting risk is developed to achieve pricing goals and long-term profitability. In addition, access to CIH’s formalized education offerings, allow you to deepen your understanding of risk management concepts.



  • Personalized Views: Stakeholders have visibility into your operation’s profitability and exposures through specialized dashboards and auto generated reports

  • Data Driven: Access a wide array of fundamental and technical data, coupled with custom reports to give you confidence in your game plan and execution

  • Attention to Detail: Position modeling, capital requirements, reporting and alert systems will give you peace of mind that nothing slips through the cracks


What Our Clients Say About Us

In the videos below, you can hear directly from our clients about how CIH helps agriculture producers gain control over their commodity price risk.

Testimonials are not indicative of future success. Individuals providing testimonials were not compensated.

It’s made my risk management more efficient.

Greg Bell, President

Feedport USA

February 06, 2018

Having CIH gives me more confidence in executing.

Joe Dykhuis, President

Dykhuis Farms

April 11, 2023

The strategy helps me sleep better.

Ken Qualls, CFO

House of Raeford Farms

February 06, 2018

I wouldn’t want to do it any other way. It wouldn’t work.

Paul Mossner

New Horizons Pork

January 15, 2020

That’s one of the things I really appreciate about CIH, they’re not ...

Mike Paustian, Part 3

Paustian Enterprises

February 20, 2020

It's just a really streamlined experience for me.

Mike Paustian, Part 2

Paustian Enterprises

February 20, 2020

It shouldn't matter if markets go up or down the next day.

Mike Paustian, Part 1

Paustian Enterprises

February 20, 2020

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