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Sanderson flags timely US chicken demand upswing

The poultry giant says that, after seven years, demand from caterers and restaurants is improving - just as bird flu is undermining US exports

Hormel warns of 'substantial' turkey setback from bird flu
The owner of the Spam meat brand says its Jennie-O Turkey arm will be "significantly challenged" by a dent to turkey supplies from bird flu
Delay to Brazil ag subsidy plan overshadows beef boost
Brazilian farmers receive a boost from China, which reopens to their beef exports. But postponement of a harvest plan raises fears over its generosity
El Nino could hit Aussie livestock sector more than grains
Grain growers might at least see higher prices if El Nino-inspired drought strikes, CBA says, while foreseeing weaker profits for livestock producers
Beef price rally past its best - except in Australia
The global beef industry faces "lower prices ahead", including in Brazil and the US. However, Australian dynamics are different, ANZ says
Reviving Elders eyes overseas expansion
Shares in the Australian feedlot-to-land agency group hit amongst their highest in five years, after a return to interim profit
Hedge funds 'may cover more shorts in wheat, but not sugar'
Hedge funds cut bearish bets in ag commodities - including in wheat, in which investors believe there may be more to short-closing to come
Profits leap sends JBS shares to record high
The world's biggest beef comnpany says a controversial strategy of foreign expansion is coming up trumps as it unveils a 20-fold rise in earnings nominated for prestigious award has been nominated, for a third successive year, in the best finance/business website category at the Online Media Awards
Hedge funds' lucrative bet on sugar price falls turns sour
Hedge funds extend bearish bets on ag commodities, reflecting downbeat positioning in grains as well as softs. In sugar, selling does not pay off
Hopes for sales to China, US take sting from Marfrig losses
Marfrig admits a "very challenging" period for its beef unit, besides an exchange rate loss. Still, the opening up of China and US markets bodes well
Hedge funds extend bearish grains, bullish softs trend
Hedge funds cut their net short position in ags. But the overall figure disguises a turn net long in softs, and a further record net short in grains
Cattle futures ease, as feedlot numbers beat forecasts
Futures in both feeder and live cattle drop, after data show more placements on feedlots than investors had expected - and at heavier weights too
Can cattle help beleaguered wheat bulls?

Low grain prices appear to be persuading an unusually large number of southern US farmers to ditch hopes of ever harvesting their winter wheat

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