Offering customer tailored risk solutions to provide certainty in an uncertain world
Risk management isn’t just about protecting your business against cost fluctuations, but also guaranteeing consistent supply of your critical business inputs. For over 35 years, Cargill Malt has been working with its valued customers to better understand their risk exposure. With Cargill’s expansive global agricultural network and its integrated supply chains in all of the primary barley growing regions, our market expertise can help brewers stabilize their input costs in potentially volatile conditions. A few of the advantages that Cargill Malt’s risk mitigation services can provide to you and your company:
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Cargill Malt’s unique footprint is strategically balanced across all primary barley growing regions of the world, ensuring that our customers have access to quality supplies even during regional crop failures. It also allows us to provide our customers with real-time updates on the latest trends and developments in the global agricultural markets. Whether you want to hedge your barley price risk from a global position, or contract directly with growers in a local market, we can provide options to fit your specific needs.
Global market intelligence
Cargill has been in the grain business for generations, and no other maltster has the breadth of global commodity insights that we have. We combine this with a local expertise at our malting locations and our grower relationships to provide superior malting barley market intelligence. We leverage our industry knowledge to provide our customers ongoing risk assessments to mitigate their exposure, as well as offering structured products to hedge against possible commodity market variability such as aluminum. Regardless of what your risk tolerance is, we can offer solutions to match it.
Innovative pricing solutions
Cargill uses all the tools at its disposal to find pricing solutions that will work for each customer. We work with you to determine what your risk portfolio is and what diversifications will give you the appropriate protection from price volatility. Specific examples include utilizing wheat index pricing to hedge forward price exposure, offering multilayered pricing solutions, and providing local contracting options for market visibility. We put our expertise to work to deliver pricing solutions that will help your business navigate through the unknown.
Every variety of malting barley has different characteristics and traits, which can lead to changes in the brewing process or the finished product. We work with brewers to design variety based solutions to meet their unique needs. Cargill malt can help brewers target specific varieties available within the industry, or develop new varieties in cooperation with breeders or universities directly. Supplying innovative results through barley varieties is yet another way we help our customers succeed.
Some Cargill products are only approved for use in certain geographies, end uses, and/or at certain usage levels. It is the customer's responsibility to determine, for a particular geography, that (i) the Cargill product, its use and usage levels, (ii) the customer's product and its use, and (iii) any claims made about the customer's product, all comply with applicable laws and regulations.