In commodity market terminology, Soybean Crush refers to a spread that involves simultaneously buying and selling different futures contracts for the same date. In this case, the crush spread involves simultaneously buying Soybean futures and selling Soybean Meal and Soybean Oil futures.
Soybean Crush futures are traded at the Chicago Board of Trade and the CME Groupís Globex electronic trading platform. The contract size is for 50,000 bushels of Soybeans, and consists of 10 long Soybeans futures, 11 short Soybean Meal contracts and 9 short Soybean Oil contracts. Prices are quoted in U.S. Dollars with a minimum fluctuation of ľ cent per bushel or $125.00 per contract. The Soybean Crush spread trades under the symbol CS.