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Tyson Foods lifts profit hopes, sending shares to record high

The meat giant lifts its full-year profit hopes to a level above market expectations, citing lower feed costs and cattle and hog prices

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Farmers lift use of winter wheat as pasture in US South
Nearly half the winter wheat crop in Oklahoma, the second-ranked producing state, is being used for grazing cattle, official data show
Hedge funds cover mass of grain shorts - sparking fears of price falls
Hedge funds return to a net long on US-traded ags, driven by a swing in grains. But has this created scope for fresh selling? Hogs attract buying too
Drop in global pork prices to bottom out - at 10-year lows
Russia's pork industry will continue its "relentless growth", but Chinese imports may rise this year, Rabobank says
Hedge funds cut bearish ag bets for first time in 2016
Hedge funds turn less downbeat on ags, particularly on grains and soy. But wheat misses out, leading to ideas of potential price support
Pig market woes to drag EU feed volumes lower in 2016
EU feed output will drop for only the second time in seven years, led by a "significant" drop in pig feed volumes. The bovine market will shrink too
Hedge funds switch selling to softs, from soybeans and wheat
Funds retreat from a record bearish position on grains - hiking short bets in the likes of cotton, coffee instead. Still, corn stays out of favour
Hedge funds' record bearish grain bet spurs ideas of price bounce
Hedge funds extend bearish bets in US-traded ags, with their net short in grains reaching a record high. Is their appetite for selling now sated?
Food prices fall at fastest pace in 7 years amid 'timid demand'
Food prices fall for a fourth year, led by a record drop in meat values, UN data show. But South African grain values are bucking the trend
Cotton, sugar futures to suffer hangover from resilient 2015
Cotton and sugar are prime targets for selling during the imminent annual index fund rejig, SocGen says. Feeder cattle and hogs will attract buying
Hedge funds bet on further ag price falls - after 'destructive' 2015
Hedge funds turn net short in ags for the first time in six months. A near-record bearish position in grains provokes ideas of price support
Profits soar at Cal-Maine - but by less than investors expected
A "spike" in prices spurs a tripling in earnings at the world's top egg group. But prices have fallen this month, and are forecast dipping further
End of the commodities rout is nigh, says Goldman Sachs
Commodities will show, small, gains over the next year, Goldman says, in a report which sees polar air hitting Europe, where crops are ill-prepared
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Live cattle futures - did the late-2015 revival set the scene for 2016?

Live cattle futures fell by 18% last year. Still, losses would have been far bigger were it not for a late rebound. Will this recovery set a trend?

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