Monday, March 31, 2008

Price Risk Management for Purchased Feed Users

If you are interested in manageing price risk of feed, then sign up for this informative workshop sponsored by University of Georgia, University of Tennessee, and CSREES.
You can call our office -Thomas County Extension at 229.225.4130 or Brooks County Extension office to sign up for the workshop.

Monday, April 7 • Quitman, GA
Brooks County Agriculture Building
400 East Courtland Avenue
Quitman, GA 31643

9:00 A.M. TO 3:00 P.M.
Pre-Registration Required
Includes a sponsored meal
No Registration Fee

Topics to be covered

Introduction to Risk Management
Participants will learn about sources of price risk
for purchased feed and have an overview of tools
available to help manage that price risk.

Using the Futures Market to Hedge or Lock-in a
Price for Feed
Participants will be introduced to the concept of
hedging and how they can use the futures market
to lock in a price or set a ceiling price for their
feed to be purchased at a future date.

Using Options (Puts) to Manage Price Risk for

Participants will learn how puts can be used to
set a ceiling price at a known cost.

Seasonal Tendencies of Feed Grains and Byproduct

Participants will learn about the price history of
feed grains and by-products and how this can be
helpful in timing purchases or pricing of feed.

Use of Charts to Improve Timing of Pricing
/Marketing Decisions

Participants will learn how technical analysis or
charting can be used to improve the timing of
pricing decisions in both the cash and futures

Price Outlook for Feed
Participants will learn about the current situation
and outlook for feed prices.

Follow Up Opportunities to Practice Price Risk

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