Managing On-Farm Risk: Exploring Milk Price Hedging Tools


James Atkins from NZX talks about the price risk management tools available to manage your exposure to fluctuating milk price, what to consider when developing a hedging policy and how to access the futures market.

Learning Outcomes: 

Understand the different tools available: futures, options and fixed milk price
Assess the risks involved in hedging
Learn how to access margin facilities and how to connect to the futures market

Meet your presenter:

James Atkinson is NZX’s Dairy Derivatives Manager based in Auckland NZ. In James’ work, he is responsible for the development, sales and building of liquidity in the SGX-NZX Global dairy futures and options market in New Zealand and internationally. Alongside work, James is passionate about New Zealand’s Agricultural industry, having a continued involvement in the family dairy farming operation based in the mighty Waikato. Admittedly, the number of times the gumboots are put on are pretty slim nowadays.

This webinar is bought to you by Fonterra