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Are cattle futures still a useful tool for risk management?
Extreme volatility in cattle futures the past several months has many cattle producers wondering if the futures market does more harm than good for the cattle business. While the Chicago Mercantile Exchange has instituted several steps to address the volatility, many producers are skeptical. Are cattle futures still a useful tool for risk management?