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Livestock Marketing 101

June 15 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Cattle Marketing Workshop
Thursday June 15, 2017
8:30 AM Introductions
8:45 Exercise: example cattle situation – alternatives, considerations for making the decision (“brainstorming”)
9:00 Cattle Market overview
9:30 Terminology, definitions and pricing examples: cash, futures, options
10:00 Break
10:15 Cash to cash spread and basis
Spot basis example, spot basis exercise
Forward basis example, forward basis exercise
11:00 Price Slide (demo, exercise)
11:20 Shrink
11:30 Seasonality (supply, demand & price)
other market influences (e.g., feed prices, financing, tax buying)
12:00 Lunch
12:45 Delivery Alternatives
1:10 Pricing Alternatives
Cash Forward contracts (types, sources)
Futures (example, exercise)
Options on Futures (examples, exercise)
WLPIP (example, comparison to own futures account)
3:00 Break
3:15 Cost of Production (AgriProfit$), Breakevens (demo as group)
4:00 Resources (market information sources, calculators)
4:30 Adjourn


June 15
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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