Materials for the meeting in Monte Vista, CO. The meeting was in February 2019 but the prices and examples are from June 2018. This material will be updated during the summer of 2019. My opinion is that feeder cattle options should not be considered until the underlying contract used is four to six months from expiration. So, summer is when producers should start considering actions to protect the value of fall calf marketings.
Futures & Options Script.pdf - Read this and use the spreadsheets to work the examples discussed. It will be updated during the summer of 2019 when someone contacts me or when the charts communicate that selling is recommended.
Basis Resource Materials
Basis Information – Fed & Feeder Cattle & Corn – 2018 Complete Year.pdf – Basis Resource History.
Cattle Basis Figures & Graphs.xlsx – This is the Basis Resource graphed for Colorado.
Futures and Options Data
Futures & Options Hedge Worksheets & Examples
Examples Futures & Options Hedge - 2018-06.xlsx
Options Examples Worksheet
Examples Options Calculations & Graphs - 2018-06.xlsx
Technical Tools Handout
Purcell & Koontz Bar Chart Chapter
Purcell & Koontz Alternatives to Bar Charts Chapter
Meeting History and Materials
Link to 2016-12 Fort Collins meeting materials.
Link to 2015-09 Gunnison meeting materials.
Link to 2013-06 Delta/Montrose meeting materials.
Link to 2012-06 Maxwell Ranch meeting materials.
Link to 2011-08 Fort Worth meeting materials.
Link to 2011-03 Laramie meeting materials.