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Volatile hryvnia drives Ukraine egg producer to export markets

Ovostar is succeeding in growing its egg exports, as a hedge against currency volatility resulting from political unrest

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US officials warn on beef prices - on eve of key demand period
"Both supply and demand fundamentals are bearish for the beef complex," the USDA says. Still, other commentators are upbeat on short-term prices
Hedge funds 'may have overreacted' in record wheat sell-down
Speculators cut their net long in US-traded ags, led by a record sell-off in wheat. But did they go too far. Cotton, corn and soybeans were in demand
US officials lift estimate for record Chinese pork imports
Squeezed domestic supply will boost imports this year, following a shake-up of the Chinese pork industry
US 'won't reopen imminently' to Brazil beef, says Rabobank
... boding well for rival beef exports from Australia, where cattle prices, near record highs, are forecast by NAB as remaining strong
Hedge funds cover ag shorts en masse - triggering hefty losses
Hedge funds close short positions in ags at one of the fastest paces ever - likely at a price on many contracts. But has this set up futures for dip?
JBS shares surge as boss sees end to debt-fuelled buying spree
The Brazilian beef giant will shift its focus to organic growth and debt reduction, the company's chief executive says
SocGen ever more bullish on hog prices, more bearish on cattle
SocGen further hikes its forecast for hog prices, as budget-conscious US consumers go for pork over beef
Corn misses out on hedge funds' hefty short-covering wave
Funds retreat from a record net short in ags, encouraged by Brazil's real. But in corn, they build a record net long, spurring ideas of price support
Could spiking corn prices end up helping Brazil's meat giants?
Margins are tightening in Brazil's protein sector. But this could take out smaller players, boosting prospects for survivors, says BTG
Brazilian chicken production, exports to hit new highs
A weaker currency, and bird flu outbreaks among its competitors, will drive Brazilian chicken exports even higher than thought
Hedge funds wrong-footed as real's rally spurs ag price revival
Hedge funds hiked their net short position in agricultural commodities to a record high - shortly before a bounce in Brazil's real revived prices
Marfrig shares rally, despite it paying heavy price for debt
The debt-laden Brazilian beef giant reports rising ebitda, desptite a "challenging" outlook and surprisingly bad financials
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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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