Commodity Risk Management

Navigating complex global markets to minimise risk for customers.

Commodity markets are globally connected, unstable and challenging. Volatility and market complexity is the 'new normal'.

Raw materials need to be consistently purchased and hedged in line with commercial economics, supply assured in the face of peaks and troughs in demand, and where possible, businesses need the flexibility to take advantage of price dips, whilst locking out price spikes.

As both a consumer and supplier of commodities, navigating this landscape is a fundamental element of our core competence.

The raw material procurement teams across AB Agri work closely with customers to provide in depth commodity market insight and develop raw material purchase plans, tailored to the their cost parameters and appetite for risk.

Businesses operating in this region...

  • EMEA

  • South America

  • China

  • South East Asia

  • North America

  • Central & Southern Asia

Business brands in the region

AB Connect

AB Connect's role is to help farmers, producers and businesses all along the UK food and farming supply chain by offering nutrition and feed manufacture expertise through a range of businesses.

Operates in: Operating throughout the UK


Adopting advanced production techniques and well-developed quality management systems to provide premix, compound and concentrated feed products to farmers in different regions across China.

Operates in: Operating throughout the region


Frontier is the UK’s leading player in grain merchanting and crop inputs with strategic relationships with leading food, biofuel, and feed businesses. Offering risk management & leading crop nutrition expertise into the UK’s increasingly volatile arable supply chains.

Operates in: Operating throughout the UK


ABN is a leading manufacturer of compound animal feed for the UK pig and poultry industry. With 11 feed mills spread right across the country ABN are a truly National supplier.

Operates in: Operating throughout the UK

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