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Aussie cattle prices to soar on Japan trade deal

Australian cattle prices will hit a record high, ANZ says, as concessions on beef exports to Japan improve their appeal compared with US supplies

Hedge funds' bullish spree on ags tests 'record'
Hedge funds for a ninth successive week raise their bullish positioning on agricultural commodities, matching the longest streak since at least 2006
Coffee in vogue as hedge funds up bullish ag bets
Hedge funds raise their bullish positions on agricultural commodities for an eighth week, In coffee, their net long his a six-year high
Hog virus impact 'far bigger than USDA foresees'
Rabobank says that, thanks to a lethal virus, US pork output will plunge at its fastest in 30 years in 2014. The USDA believes production will rise
The 11% rule helps cattle prices beat bearish data
Cattle prices rise despite what had appeared to be downbeat US feedlot data, with an industry rule of thumb implying downside is already priced in
Hedge funds caught out by coffee price plunge
Hedge funds extend their bullish bets on agricultural commodities to a three-year high. But on coffee, a rise in buying has preceded a price plunge
Hedge funds most bullish on ags in three years
Hedge funds are at their most upbeat on agricultural commodity prices since March 2011 - but not all of these positions are proving profitable
Ukraine woes supercharge hedge fund buying in ags
Hedge funds' ramp up bullish positioning on agricultural commodities at the second fastest rate on record, as the Crimea crisis adds to Brazil worries
Falling rouble could dent Russian chicken imports
Rouble softness could speed Russia's fall as a chicken importer, USDA staff say, as at investors continue to assess the fallout from the Crimea crisis
Sanderson, Pilgrim's upbeat on chicken market
Sanderson Farms follows rival Pilgrim's Pride in unveiling better-than-expected profit and foreseeing bright times for chicken producers
Pig virus fears send Genus shares to two-year low
The animal genetics group highlights the impact of the US outbreak of PEDv, which some say could prove a more serious setback than officials believe
Cattle futures shrug off 'bearish' feedlot data
Cattle futures lose ground, but not by much, despite a surprisingly large rise in placements on US feedlots. The spot contract sets a record high
Corn, coffee lead hedge funds' bullish turn on ags
Hedge funds lift bullish positioning on ag commodities to one of the highest since 2012, turning net long in corn for the first time since June
Cattle futures - will they rise yet again in 2014?

Both feeder and live cattle futures have risen for five successive years. Will they make it six? Or will consumers reject elevated beef prices?

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