Hog Margin Management Seminar –
Stratford, Ontario

The hog margin management seminar is designed to help hog producers maximize their profit margins by effectively utilizing the full range of available contracting methods.

CPE credit hours: 12

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to the Futures Market and Profit Margin Management
    Identifying forward profit margins using the futures market as a price discovery tool with a review of the futures market and industry.
  • Introduction to Options
    Types of options, definitions, contract specifications, terminology, and expiration versus offset versus exercise/assignment.
  • Core Strategies
    Review of basic futures and options positions typically used by crop and livestock producers to manage the risk of both higher and lower prices, as well as a discussion of the concept of delta.
  • Best Practices of Effective Position Management
    Overview of margin management approach and initiating positions complementary to historical margin percentiles, as well as a discussion of position management and making tactical adjustments to strategies over time.
  • Applying Concepts Learned
    Interactive exercises, including a price management simulation, reinforce and test new skills. Participants will make several price management decisions over a marketing period and evaluate the resulting effect on net margins.

Registration Details

Registration fee includes breakfasts, lunches, and a cocktail reception. For more information, please call us at 1.866.299.9333.

NASBA Continuing Education Credits

Commodity & Ingredient Hedging, LLC is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Web site: www.nasba.org

Learning Objective

Participants will be introduced to the mechanics of the futures and options markets and the terminology related to the futures industry. Participants will also learn how to utilize risk management strategies to manage commodity price risk.

Learning Level



While no advanced preparation is required, you may wish to familiarize yourself with some fundamentals of margin management.

Delivery Method



If you would prefer to enroll by phone,
please call 1.866.299.9333.


$550 USD

Dates & Time

Apr 4th, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and
Apr 5th, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM


The Arden Park Hotel
552 Ontario Street
Stratford, Ontario

Mention CIH block for special rates.

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