A source of advanced information and market analysis focused on the development of pricing and risk management strategies for anyone in the business of buying or selling meat, or trading meat-related futures markets
Whether you're operating restaurants or supermarkets; a food distribution service; a processing or manufacturing facility; or an import/export trading company, you’re in a highly competitive business. Meat markets are volatile, and margins are often thin. A few pennies per pound can make enormous differences in your bottom line. In order to make the best possible decisions, it is essential to have the best possible information at your disposal.
Meat Markets Under a Microscope

Meat Markets Under a Microscope is a weekly publication discussing the situation and outlook for individual meat products and the factors that will influence prices in the future. We don’t attempt to touch every base, every week, but we do address the undercurrents that are changing, those which we feel require the most attention…and so the subject matter changes each week, as do the markets. What makes Meat Markets Under a Microscope unique is that we purposely avoid the "wishy-washiness" of most economic reports. As our subtitle reads, Meat Markets Under a Microscope is "sometimes wrong, usually scientific, but always candid".

Trading Cattle and Trading Hogs

We are active traders in cattle and hog futures markets, and we try to tell you as precisely as possible what actions we’re taking in these markets along with our supportive reasoning. We are not in the futures brokerage business. Our strong suit is identifying markets that are fundamentally over- or undervalued, and capitalizing on intermediate and long-term trading opportunities. As with Meat Markets Under a Microscope, these publications are summaries of the research we must do in or to develop a disciplined trading strategy.

Swaps Brokerage

Swaps Brokerage We are pioneers in the expanding field of livestock and meat swaps. Swap instruments have a long history in the financial markets, but in the esoteric world of meat trading they are quite underdeveloped. Swaps are valuable tools for meat and livestock producers, processors, and end users to lock in fixed forward prices on individual products without having to deal with the uncertainties of basis risk. We bring buyers and sellers together, and help hedgers formulate sound strategies based on solid information and risk assessment.

Subscription Information

All three publications--Meat Markets Under a Microscope, Trading Cattle, and Trading Hogs—are available for a single subscription price of $50 per month or $599 per year. To find out how to subscribe, please choose the "Subscribe" tab on our home page.