Published On: Fri, Jun 17th, 2016

Launch date for NZ milk price options

Kathryn Jaggard, head of derivatives, NZX

Kathryn Jaggard, head of derivatives, NZX

NZX is pleased to announce that the launch of milk price options contracts will occur on 30 June 2016. This follows the successful launch of milk price futures contracts on 27 May.

These contracts are designed to assist farmers wishing to manage volatility in the New Zealand milk price.

NZX Head of Markets Mark Peterson commented: “It’s encouraging to see early market participation in the futures contracts, which are already being used to manage price risk in the 2017/18 season. Adding options to this suite of risk management tools provides farmers with greater flexibility in how they manage risk, and gets New Zealand on par with competitors overseas who already offer these tools to farmers.”

“New Zealand dairy farmers are highly exposed to volatility in the global dairy market – NZX remains focussed on growing market participation and trading activity, along with assisting to educate the industry on the benefits of risk management tools.”

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