Services

Hog Marketing Services

Our Hog Marketing Services cover a wide range of options, all fully customizable to your individual needs, powered by representatives working just for you.

General Services

Price Discovery

Accountable, transparent pricing methods for both domestic and US markets.

Daily Processor Contact

Working in our customer’s best interests, always.

Grid Simulations

Accurate identification of the program that will maximize every producer’s returns.

Margin Over Feed Report

Identifying the optimum hog carcass weight based on feed cost.

Marketing Representatives

Personalized one-on-one farm consultations.

Market Information

Hog Margin Outlook (HMO)

Daily hog and feed prices with valuable commentary available on the web, email, and fax.

h@ms Portal

Up-to-date internet access to hog carcass grading data, settlements and reports.

Historical Hog Price Data

Accurate hog price data to aid in forward pricing decisions.

Producer Scorecard

Goal-oriented benchmarking versus member averages.

Personalized one-on-one farm consultations.

Knowledgeable, unbiased information to help you maximize your profitability.

Assembly Facilities

Assembly Yard

Our Winnipeg Livestock location is able to provide flexible delivery options with the ability to efficiently coordinate, assemble and market all types of hogs.

Cull Sow Marketing

Tendered to ensure competitive and transparent pricing.

Winnipeg Livestock

Mandatory Ear Tagging

Settlement

Payment Accuracy

Our settlement system ensures you are paid for the hogs you deliver.

Grading Warrant

Designed by producers, this report delivers easy to read individual hog data that allows you to make better decisions for your business.

Cash Advances

Advances for both market hogs and sows on delivery.

Weanling Coordination

Weanling Coordination Service

Accommodate both Buyers and Sellers. Contact Andy Cardy by phone or email

Risk Management

Our Risk Management Services combine the peace of mind you need with the expertise we offer to make your business more successful. Our unique blend of programs offer flexible delivery while our dedicated in-house staff of hog and feed risk management specialists are working to help you manage your margins.

Pricing

Forward Pricing Options

Available for hogs, corn and soymeal.

Fixed Forward Contracts

Offering producers the ability to fix both hog and feed prices up to 12 months out.

Transparent Pricing

Pricing reported daily on the Hog Margin Outlook Opening Price Reports direct to your inbox or fax.

Actual Basis Contracts (ABCs)

Providing enhanced hedging flexibility for more sophisticated risk managers. This is an innovative service that provides producers with maximum flexibility while still offering price protection.

Producers have the flexibility to deliver hogs against an ABC over a one to two month window depending on the contract period.

A large delivery window is made possible by taking hedges on both the dollar and the hog contracts, leaving producers exposed to changes in the basis.

The producer accepts basis risk in exchange for giving up price risk.

Producers still maintain broad coverage against price swings but are now able to take advantage of dynamic basis changes.

This program offers the sophisticated hedger the flexibility he/she desires with the potential to manage basis without tying up a lot of capital.

Target Pricing

Allows producers the ability to set strike prices and capture favourable market movements without you having to sit by your computer. Target Pricing allows producers to choose a price at which they are prepared to forward contract hogs to h@ms Marketing Services, over a specified time period.

The price that producers select will be higher than the current forward price.

If the forward price should strengthen over the time period, h@ms Marketing Services will generate a Fixed Price Contract at the targeted price. The contract will then be mailed out.

Target prices should be based on past pricing information, the farm’s cost of production and your overall market outlook.

Feed Merchandising

Soymeal and Corn

Offering spot and forward pricing options.

Volume Purchasing

Collective buying in volume assures competitive pricing.

Insurance

In-transit insurance

Ensure that your hogs are covered from the farm to the kill floor at a low affordable cost. Base rate starts at $0.10/$100 of value.