Hog Margin Management Seminar – Waterfront Event Center, Lake Okoboji

The hog margin management seminar is designed to help hog producers maximize their profit margins by effectively utilizing the full range of available contracting methods.

Topics Covered

    • Introduction to the Futures Market and Profit Margin Management
      Identifying forward profit margins using the futures market as a price discovery tool with a review of the futures market and industry.
    • Introduction to Options
      Types of options, definitions, contract specifications, terminology, and expiration versus offset versus exercise/assignment.
    • Core Strategies
      Review of basic futures and options positions typically used by crop and livestock producers to manage the risk of both higher and lower prices, as well as a discussion of the concept of delta.
    • Best Practices of Effective Position Management
      Overview of margin management approach and initiating positions complementary to historical margin percentiles, as well as a discussion of position management and making tactical adjustments to strategies over time.
    • Applying Concepts Learned
      Interactive exercises, including a price management simulation, reinforce and test new skills. Participants will make several price management decisions over a marketing period and evaluate the resulting effect on net margins.

Registration Details

Date and Time

June 25th, 8:00am – 4:00pm (Dinner at 5:30pm)

June 26th, 8:00am – 3:00pm

Registration fee includes breakfasts, lunches, and a dinner on Day 1. For more information or enroll by phone, please call 312.596.7755.


Waterfront Event Center, Lake Okoboji
610 Linden Dr, Arnolds Park, IA 51331

A room block is available at Bay Bridges Resort. Call 712-332-2202 and mention “CIH”.

NASBA Continuing Education Credits

CPE Credits: 12

Commodity & Ingredient Hedging, LLC is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Website: www.nasba.org.

Learning Objective

Participants will be introduced to the mechanics of the futures and options markets and the terminology related to the futures industry. Participants will also learn how to utilize risk management strategies to manage commodity price risk.



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