Cattle, swine, and poultry producers have all experienced extremely volatile margins in recent years. StoneX’s livestock and meats team of experts can help manage that volatility and bring a more structured process in the management of profit margins to the livestock producer.
We specialize in utilizing futures, options and over-the-counter products to manage the risk associated with Live Cattle, Feeder Cattle, Lean Hog and many feed ingredients.
We also offer full-service consulting and advisory plans to assist with strategy formation, market recommendations, record keeping and ongoing market information and intelligence.
Along with the expertise in the futures markets, we also provide critical insight into the cash markets where our commercial network of farmers and grain elevator clientele gives us a look into the availability and movement of feed supplies.
Finally, we supplement our high-touch approach with a robust suite of technology solutions – including our Farm Advantage app – that put the ability to market what you produce, manage your price risk, maximize your margins and grow your business directly in your hands.
Cattle Basis Swaps: We offer basis swaps on regional cash cattle markets, giving our commercial cattle feeding clients a way to manage basis without the disadvantages of a contract direct to the packer.
Cattle and Hog Crush Spreads are an innovative and increasingly popular method for livestock producers to manage gross production margins. Our model uses specific ratios of inputs such as corn, soybean meal or feeder cattle, and outputs such as lean hogs or live cattle, to systematically protect gross margins for your particular feeding period or production cycle. In addition, our extensive market intelligence and historical data can assist in the timing and level of placement of these spreads, helping our clients better manage the margin risk inherent in their businesses.
We also offer feed ingredient procurement services through our FCStone Merchant Services team.