Distillers' Dried Grain Futures

Now Trading: A Smart Alternative to Pricing and Managing DDGs Price Risk

The addition of DDG futures will bring much-needed price discovery tools and price transparency to the market and complete the exchange’s product suite for the corn crush for ethanol. Particularly, this new listing will enable customers to better manage their price risk in the feed, dairy, biofuels, grains and oilseed industries.

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Resources

Distillers' Dried Grain Futures Contract Specifications
Distillers' Dried Grain Futures Rules
DDGs Frequently Asked Questions
Distillers’ Dried Grain Futures Fact Card
USDA Biofuel Transportation Database

The ethanol producer will now have the ability to create a complete risk management profile through hedging both inputs (corn, natural gas) and outputs (ethanol and DDGs); otherwise known as the "corn crush".

Livestock feeders and producers, dairy operators and feed manufacturers who use DDGs in their feed now have a price risk management tool to hedge their feed inputs.

Other benefits include:

  • Provides market participants with a transparent "benchmark price"
  • Provides price risk management opportunities
  • Relatively seamless, instantaneous straight-through execution, processing and clearing

For more information, please contact:

Chicago Office
Susan Sutherland
Associate Director
Agricultural Products and Services
+1 312 930 2325
susan.sutherland@cmegroup.com

London Office
Jeffry Kuijpers
Director
Agricultural Products
+44 207 796 7108
jeffry.kuijpers@cmegroup.com

Singapore Office
Nelson Low
Director
Agricultural Products Asia
+65 6593 5570
nelson.low@cmegroup.com