The best laid marketing, R&D, logistics and production plans can be for nothing if raw material costs surge out of control. An overview will be made of the impact of soy and dairy market volatility on the cost of proteins derived from these sources. These categories, the two largest in the protein ingredient marketplace, in turn influence decisions involving all other segments. The presentation will consider strategies for mitigating the damage that volatility can do to bottom lines. Specific examples of proteins will be examined vis-à-vis the global market prices in commodities. An overview of the global and domestic fundamentals of the dairy market will also be provided along with updates on what to watch for in the coming year.
Robert Joyce, Commercial Business Consultant, Stewart-Peterson Inc. speaking on “Soy & Dairy Market Volatility: Managing Protein Prices & Financial Risk” at the 2014 Protein Trends & Technologies Seminar.