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H. Kent Baker, Greg Filbeck, and Jeffrey H. Harris

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780190656010

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190656010.001.0001

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(p.175) 10 Livestock

Xiaohu Deng

Oxford University Press

The exponential population growth rate is increasingly straining the supply of food and resources. Meat is a key component in the diet of many global cultures. The increase in demand for meat has shifted production from small farms and ranches to large corporate livestock production facilities. The complexity of the livestock industry and production processes has increased the need to manage the financial risk associated with raising the various types of livestock, such as feeder cattle, live cattle, and lean hogs, and the processing, packaging, and distribution of livestock products. The Chicago Mercantile Exchange has created an array of financial futures and options to assist livestock producers and processors with their price risk management needs.

Keywords:   livestock, live cattle, feeder cattle, lean hogs, futures, options, price risk management

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