Commercial Meat Hedging

Take Control in Any Market Environment

Arrangements between producers and processors, and subsequently buyers, today are diverse and ever-evolving. That’s why a sound approach to risk management doesn’t rely solely on forecasts, but on an objective and reliable process. CIH empowers pork, beef and ingredient buyers to achieve their long-term pricing objectives with personalized guidance, powerful decision-making tools and ongoing education.

  • Identify and evaluate your commodity price risk exposure
  • Weigh potential costs and benefits of various hedging alternatives including lean hog and pork cutout futures, swaps and options
  • Make adjustments to address risk or take advantage of opportunities as prices move over time

Robust Tools Give You a Competitive Advantage

Our clients have access to a customized risk management website that integrates market data and robust charting capabilities with a detailed model of your operation. The result is a suite of tools that provide unparalleled visibility into your exposure and coverage.

  • View the impact on net price from a position or adjustment before you place it
  • Receive alerts when prices reach a pre-determined level
  • Track current positions, including open orders and fills
  • The ability to help with price projections and objective data analysis and a transparent, centralized location of commodity data

Technology and Expertise to Help Evaluate Which Hedging Instruments are Best Suited for You

  • Using strong correlations we can run regressions, calculate an intercept, or basis value, and use that to predict a forward value
  • Generating forward price curves off both the cutout swap midpoint and pork cutout futures allows for greater control in forecasting budgets
  • Provide the ability to view an overlay of a forward price curve on top of historical cash data

As a client, you also have access to CIH’s formalized education offerings, which allow you to deepen your understanding of risk management concepts from fundamentals to highly sophisticated strategies.

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If you’d like a demonstration of our service, please contact us.

Tired of Market Uncertainty?

Click the link below and walk through a use case scenario for using the CME Pork Cutout futures contract to manage increasing input costs.

Case Study: Using PRK to Protect your Forward Price Risk ham

Intrigued & Want to Talk More?

Click the button below to schedule a brief 15 minute meeting with a CIH professional risk manager to discuss how these topics might apply to your business.

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