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Tyson Food shares surge on strong revenues, upbeat outlook

"The worst is behind us in beef," says the US meat giant's boss Donnie Smith, as fed cattle prices ease

Hedge funds near-eliminate their net long in ags
Hedge funds slash bullish positioning on the top US-traded ags, led by coffee and wheat. Still, commercial investors are record keen on coffee...
Crop markets to stabilise after 17% hit, says Goldman
Still, the forecast for small negative returns ahead is less upbeat than investors are pricing in. And Goldman foresees further livestock losses
Hedge funds hike bearish ag bets at fastest pace in 2 years
Hedge funds hike bets on ag price falls, encouraged by a US report which lifted stocks estimates by more than had been expected
Fund rejig could have 'huge impact' on hog, sugar markets
... and prove significant for the likes of coffee and cotton too, analysis by Societe Generale shows, as the annual index fund reweighting looms
Hedge funds turn record bearish on hard wheat - raising concerns
Hedge funds cut their net long in ag commodities. The extent of selling in Kansas City wheat, besides buying in sugar, provokes concerns
Marfrig to sell units in Argentina, US sale amid drive to cut debt
The meat giant, fresh from the \$1.5bn sale of Moy Park, reveals it is in talks over further disposals
Zambeef shares revive, as debt-cutting drive bears fruit
Zambeef, whose shares have tumbled with a slump in Zambia's kwacha, unveils "significant progress" cutting debts taken out largely in dollars
Hedge funds cut bullish ag bets, amid China, meat cancer fears
Hedge funds trim further their net long in the top US-traded ags, with coffee, lean hogs and soymeal suffering particular sell-downs
Bird flu blow sends Pilgrim's Pride stock to 17-month low
Restrictions on US chicken after the last epidemic weigh on the poultry producer's exports
Hog futures fall, as investors assess cancer link to meat
Hog futures extend a decline blamed in part on a World Health Organisation caution of the cancer risk from processed meat
Australia's Bindaree Beef sells 45% stake to Chinese buyer
The beef group ends a search for a foreign investor by choosing China's Delisi Food, in deal expected to open up a huge import market
Hedge funds turn bearish on wheat at fastest pace on record
A turn wetter in Russian and US weather spurs a jump in speculators' short bets on wheat. Still, funds maintain faith in a sugar rally
Feedlot losses to last into 2016 - adding to pressure on cattle prices

Meat packers have the season on their side. But there looks no imminent relief for feedlots, which have already been running in the red for a year

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