Soy & Dairy Market Volatility: Managing Protein Prices & Financial Risk Presentation

Originally Published: September 8, 2014
Last Updated: March 10, 2021

“Soy & Dairy Market Volatility: Managing Protein Prices & Financial Risk” was presented at the 2014 Protein Trends & Technologies Seminar by Robert Joyce, Commercial Business Consultant, Stewart-Peterson Inc.

Abstract: 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.

Excerpt from the written summary of this presentation: Between factors (such as the weather) complicating production yields, trends impacting popularity and the constant shifts of global economies, the protein market is in constant flux and is nearly impossible to navigate. Robert Joyce, then a commercial commodity consultant at Stewart-Peterson, provided a myriad of examples from the past year to illustrate the volatility of the market as he explain market scenario planning by the numbers. With market unpredictability a constant, companies benefit when using strategies to minimize financial risk. One such strategy is commodity price management, which involves combining physical purchases with hedging activity to reduce the volatility.

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