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Cattle markets are profit-driven. Very simply, they tend to top out when we run out of willing buyers and bottom when we run out of willing sellers. Knowing where participants’ profits are is key to understanding where the market can ultimately go. The narrative and story-driven fundamentals are often already priced in.

When trading a market with a hedging mindset it is imperative you approach it with the idea of using it as a tool to profit on the farm, not necessarily in the account. I believe in a margin-management strategy, and work with my clients to develop a rule-based marketing strategy where we only buy cattle when we have an opportunity to lock in a profit.

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  • Elon Musk enthusiast
  • 5th generation farm family from Southern Illinois
  • Puts money where my mouth is and own cattle alongside my clients

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  • Ice hockey
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Weight lifting

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