Protein Council

CRC's Protein Council provides forward-looking insights into the protein commodity markets to help meat buyers and sellers make the best possible decisions with respect to beef, pork, and chicken market dynamics. Our forecasts are based on in-depth discussions and advanced statistical analysis.

CRC’s Commodity Resources

CRC’s Protein Council offers insights to plan & forecast your business in the context of meat price outlook over the coming weeks, months, and beyond. We evaluate and focus on poultry market areas including supply situation and outlook, real-time and forward-looking supply industry insights that drive forecasts, price sensitivity across different demand channels, and more.

Our product offers thought leadership on the best possible decision making with respect to beef, pork, and chicken market dynamics

Poultry Market Areas of Focus

Our areas of quantitative and qualitative analysis and research include:

  • Supply situation and outlook
  • Real-time and forward-looking supply industry insights that drive forecasts
  • Breaking down shifts in buying patterns across industries
  • Price sensitivity across different demand channels
  • What drives changes in both supply and demand for chicken products at the item level
  • Export demand outlook and how and when it will impact chicken prices

What makes our forecasts different?

Statistical Approach:
Econometric Modeling

Our forecast models understand that current and future pricing is responsive to the most recent changes in the market, no matter how volatile.

Our forecasts do not assume “normal” conditions, allowing them to more accurately capture swift pricing changes.

Holistic View of
Supply & Demand

Cleveland Research has insights into macroeconomics, agriculture, grocery, and foodservice.

We incorporate both supply data and an in-depth analysis of meat buyer demand into our meat price forecasts.

CRC's Real-Time Insights

Real-Time
Industry Research

CRC’s daily interactions with industry participants enables us to uncover market inflections before they happen.

We adjust our forecasts and outlook based on in-depth industry knowledge. Our reports are centered around the most pressing industry opportunities and challenges.

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Protein Reports & Analytics

CRC’s proprietary reports and analytics provide insight into current and future protein markets, including actionable ideas and metrics that can be used to help strategize and plan your business. Partners have access to meat commodity price forecasts, industry updates, topical discussions, turn of the market deep dives, and conversations with the analysts. Based on your customized preferences, these reports will be distributed to your inbox in real time. With a Protein Council membership, you will have unlimited access to all reports delivered directly to your inbox and downloadable content in our online partner portal.

Commodity Meat Price Forecasts

  • Weekly and monthly item level price forecasts and insights for chicken, pork, and beef, stemming from our more than 50 unique meat item price forecast models
  • Long run inflation/deflation forecasts updated monthly
  • Explanation of influential supply and demand factors affecting forecasted values

Item Deep Dives and Topical Reports

  • Predictions at key points in the commodity markets
  • Identification of important turning points in the commodity market
  • Detailed research on supply and demand outlook for items when they matter most
  • Discovering opportunities related to market pricing
  • Topical discussion and analysis of protein market movers such as trade, labor, disease, disruptions to buying patterns, economic events

Access to Analysts

  • Access to ad-hoc conversations with Sarah Havala and Mike Piken to get further insight into our commodity market outlook
  • Additional discussion to supplement reports, including real time industry updates and developments in price forecasts
  • Roundtables and webinars with CRC protein analysts and industry participants
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CRC’s Protein Analysts

If you’re interested in learning more about CRC’s Protein Council or would like to connect with our team, please contact Sarah or Michael for more information.

Sarah Havala
Council Director /
Research Associate

Cleveland Research Company
Email Sarah
Michael Piken
Senior Research Analyst
Cleveland Research Company
Email Michael

Cleveland Research Company

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