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Tyson reassures over accelerating chicken output

Tyson Foods, unveiling earnings marginally ahead of expectations, says that demand for US chicken will more than outpace rising growth in supplies

Feeder cattle prices to underperform live cattle - Morgan Stanley
The bank says that a bigger-than-expected slide in placements of cattle on US feedlots reflects softer demand rather than a squeeze on supplies
Hedge funds flip to net shorts in cotton, soybeans, wheat
Hedge funds extend their selldown of ag commodities, as the dollar strengthens and supply fears ease. Still, positioning on sugar bucks the trend
Age of US cattle breeders may hold key to beef market
Macquarie foresees feeder cattle prices remaining high well into 2016. But will cow-calf producers succumb to the temptation to sell at high values?
Corn, soy, hogs hit in hedge funds' bearish swing on ags
Hedge funds turn less upbeat in their exposure to ag commodity prices, notably on corn, soybeans. Their net long in lean hogs hits a 20-month low
US beef packers in profit for 'first time in months'
Beef processors return to the black, thanks to a downturn in live cattle prices - which may have helped push feedlots back into the red
Slide in crop values to halt Brazil land price rally
Brazil farmland price growth is to stall, Itau BBA says, cutting its rating on SLC Agricola shares, but recommending Ouro Fino and Sam Martinho
Hedge funds look for price falls as they raise bets on ags
Hedge funds begin 2015 by taking out extra positions in ag commodities - mainly to bet on price falls. Grains and lean hogs are main targets
Hedge funds curtail bullish bets on grains, sugar into year-end
Hedge funds cut bets on rising corn and wheat prices, and turn even more bearish on sugar. But they end 2014 more positive on ags than they began it
SocGen ups warning over fund sales in cattle and coffee
Index fund reweighting, which starts later this week, may prove a bigger pressure on cattle and coffee futures than thought, but help cotton
Hedge funds at their most bullish on ags in nearly six months
Hedge funds cut bets on rising cattle price at the fastest pace in 15 months. Still, the selldown is more than offset by upbeat corn, wheat positions
Cal-Maine shares drop amid worries over California rules
The world's top table egg producer unveils a smaller-than-expected rise in profits, and warns over a "significant impact" from poultry welfare rules
Hedge funds' positive shift on grains hits hopes for spring rally
Regulatory data show hedge funds turning less bullish on ags, with less positive takes on cattle and sugar offsetting upbeat ideas on grains
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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