INTL FCStone Inc. and its subsidiaries offer comprehensive risk-management and margin hedging programs and services globally to the dairy industry, coupled with OTC hedging tools, M&A advisory services and more.
The firm’s experienced dairy industry consultants provide clients with full-service brokerage and in-depth, one-on-one market analysis, forecasts, and advice. Calling upon our decades of industry experience, our consultants help a wide range of dairy-industry participants protect against the risk of price fluctuations in dairy products and inputs (including grains, energy, livestock and more), using a combination of exchange-traded futures and options, proprietary OTC trading tools and cash-market instruments.
Our clients have access to the complete range of exchange traded risk-management products offered by exchanges around the world including the U.S., Europe and New Zealand. These include futures and options on futures covering Class III milk, Class IV milk, nonfat dry milk, butter, cash-settled butter, dry whey, skim milk powder, whole milk powder and anhydrous milkfat. Clients also have access to eDairyNetwork, FCStone’s comprehensive online news, analysis and information service. In addition to its brokerage, online information and consulting services, the firm also sponsors the INTL FCStone Outlook Conference, the dairy industry’s premier annual gathering for industry analysis and forecasting. The conference -- which examines the supply-and-demand situation and price outlook for dairy, grains, meat, energy products and other commodities -- is held every year in Chicago. Together, these products and services help food and dairy industry participants evaluate and manage the risk of fluctuating prices, do a better job of managing budgets and margins, and protect bottom lines. In today’s volatile and uncertain dairy environment, our industry expertise and risk-management capabilities are more important than ever before. Contact us today.