Risk Management for Cattle Feeders, Using Futures and Forward Contracts
AbstractMarket price risk is a part of feeding cattle. Price risk accounts for most cattle feeding return variability, according to Kansas State University research. Price fluctuation will continue, but risk management tools exist to help producers lessen the impact of price swings. Properly used futures and cash forward contracts allow cattle feeders to more accurately predict the economic outcome of cattle feeding.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Iowa State University, Department of Economics in its series Staff General Research Papers with number 2036.
Date of creation: 01 Jun 1996
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