The underlying price of milk is constantly fluctuating on the global market, affected by everything from supply and demand, to weather.
This volatility can have a significant impact on your business, affecting your ability to forecast, budget and manage cash-flow and profitability.Talk to your account manager to see if there is a solution that suits your business.
If you’re looking for ways to manage your risk around dairy price fluctuations, we have a number of solutions that will enable you to manage your exposure to dairy price movements, letting you give your customers firm price commitments with confidence.
Long fixed-price contracts
A simple way to achieve price certainty. You lock in a fixed-price for a term by agreeing to a contract for a specified quantity. This gives you surety of price and supply.
Forward price curve
If you have a supply agreement with Fonterra, you can have maximum control over the price you pay into the future with a contract for a specified monthly volume. Each month, you receive a menu of prices for the next 12 months.
You decide how much of your specified monthly volume you’d like to lock in at each price. Lock in your whole volume, or no volume - it’s up to you.
Physical price collar
Choose the price range that you’re happy to float within (referenced to a market price) for a specified quantity. Different contract rates let you widen or narrow the gap between the highest and lowest prices.
Sophisticated and expanded use of the pricing elements that make up a price collar. This allows for more targeted achievement of price points and/or the mitigation of specific risk scenarios.
If you’re buying a unique product portfolio without suitable reference, or you just want a different approach, a bespoke solution could be the answer. We can create a combination of standard products, use alternative price reference indices or work out something new.
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