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Cross-Hedging Fishmeal: Exploring Corn and Soybean Meal Futures Contracts


  • Parcell, Joseph L.
  • Boessen, Christian R.
  • Altman, Ira J.
  • Sanders, Dwight R.


During 2006 the fishmeal price nearly doubled from $500MT to over $900MT. The objective of this research is to determine the optimal cross-hedge ratio between fishmeal and soybean meal and corn, and corresponding hedging weight between corn and soybean. Results indicate all hedging weight should be placed on the corn futures contract. This is an interesting result since prior fishmeal cross-hedging research has not analyzed the corn futures contract as a risk management mechanism.

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  • Parcell, Joseph L. & Boessen, Christian R. & Altman, Ira J. & Sanders, Dwight R., 2008. "Cross-Hedging Fishmeal: Exploring Corn and Soybean Meal Futures Contracts," 2008 Annual Meeting, February 2-6, 2008, Dallas, Texas 6763, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:saeaed:6763

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    1. Granger, C. W. J. & Newbold, Paul, 1986. "Forecasting Economic Time Series," Elsevier Monographs, Elsevier, edition 2, number 9780122951831 edited by Shell, Karl.
    2. Parcell, Joseph L., 2003. "An Empirical Analysis of the Demand for Wholesale Pork Primals: Seasonality and Structural Change," Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 28(02), August.
    3. B. Wade Brorsen & Darren W. Buck & Stephen R. Koontz, 1998. "Hedging hard red winter wheat: Kansas City versus Chicago," Journal of Futures Markets, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 18(4), pages 449-466, June.
    4. Sanders, Dwight R. & Manfredo, Mark R., 2004. "Comparing Hedging Effectiveness: An Application of the Encompassing Principle," Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 29(01), April.
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