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Thriving poultry group makes stand against hubris

Sanderson Farms underlines the vulnerability of the US poultry sector to boom and bust cycles, even as it unveils record quarterly profits

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Deutsche upbeat on grains - but not on livestock
Deutsche Bank terms grains one of the best bets in commodities. But it offers little solace to investors hurt by tumbling livestock futures
Answer found to age-old question: 'Which comes first, chicken or egg?'
In pricing terms, a clear winner has emerged in the US - which is seeing "huge" broiler birds, while high breakages stem egg supplies
Hedge funds hike bullish bets on ags - even as oil retreats
Hedge funds turn net long in Chicago wheat for the first time since June, and hike positive corn and soy bets. But livestock markets see a sell-down
High beef prices 'here to stay', says Tyson boss
Donnie Smith, chief executive of Tyson Foods, says that the US "needs more chicken". The cattle herd may not until 2020 recover to 2013 levels
Hedge funds 'pantsed' in bearish shift on ag bets
Hedge funds cut bullish positioning on ags at the fastest pace since July - and may wish they had held firm on bets on the likes of corn and soybeans
Live cattle prices 'have best prospects among ags'
Rabobank says live cattle futures will set fresh record highs next year, and is upbeat about cotton and sugar prices too - but cooler on coffee
Zambeef flags openness to tie-ups, asset disposals
The Zambia based soy crusher-to-dairy group flags the appeal of paying down some dollar-denominated debt, even while unveiling a performance recovery
Live cattle a buy, says SocGen, hiking price hopes
The bank lifts forecasts for futures in feeder and live cattle, citing the boost to beef demand from economic revival. Hogs are more fairly valued
Hormel shares weaken on end to meat margin boom
Hormel Foods, foreseeing tougher times for pork and turkey output, sees its earnings rising less far than investors have forecast
Upbeat Tyson Foods foresees chicken meat squeeze
The US meat giant unveils forecast-beating results and foresees further growth ahead, as growth in chicken demand outpaces that production
UK poultry sector to show growth of 30% in 9 years
UK poultry output is to grow by a further 1.9m birds a week by the end of 2016, in a quest to meet growing demand, the head of Moy Park says
Hedge fund short-closing wave spurs fears for corn
Hedge funds extend short covering in agricultural commodity positions - in grains, at least. But will this herald a reversal in corn prices?
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Answer found to age-old question: 'Which comes first, chicken or egg?'

In pricing terms, a clear winner has emerged in the US - which is seeing "huge" broiler birds, while high breakages stem egg supplies

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