Dollars & Sense: Risk Management

November 26, 2013 05:16 AM
 
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Low Milk-Trade Volume Makes Hedging Harder

Art Schaap


Art Schaap
Clovis and Portales, N.M.

The Schaaps manage four dairies, including an organic operation, and milk 5,500 cows. They’re also partners in a cheese factory.

 


Tough but Worth It

Lambert VanderMade


Lambert VanderMade
Sherwood, Ohio

VanderMade Dairy LLC is a family-owned and operated dairy
milking 1,400 cows in northern Ohio.

 


Hedging Is Part of Our Plan

Nick Vande Weerd


Nick Vande Weerd
Brookings, S.D.

The Vande Weerd family is majority owner and manager of Pleasant Dutch Dairy, which milks 1,400 Holsteins.

 


Diversify Our Risk

Jon Patterson


Jon Patterson
Auburn, N.Y.

Jon Patterson’s dairy milks 1,100 cows on a farm that’s been in the family since 1832.

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