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Australia cattle prices hit record - and 'to rise further'

Australia cattle prices, which took to 51% their gains in 2015, may narrow further their discount to US values, says ANZ

Hedge funds caught out by grain price moves - again
Speculators, caught out in July by buying grains as prices tumbled, now look to have been too quick to sell. Still, they have made profits from softs
China hog market revival spurs upbeat soy import forecast
The official CNGOIC think tank pegs China's soybean imports at a record top, above the USDA estimate, after data show a surge in buy-ins last month
Cattle price fall provokes doubts over US beef herd rebuild
A leading ag academic flags the impact of a "surprisingly negative" cattle futures market. But Tyson Foods boss Donnie Smith sees strong herd growth
Tyson Foods shares tumble, as cattle costs hurt profits
The US meat giant, citing "very high" cattle costs and US beef export "disruptions", says its earnings will fall short of previous expectations
Bloodied hedge funds return to ag selling with a vengeance
Hedge funds, having "astonished" markets with ill-timed buying of grains, join in the selling, extending it to softs and livestock too
Goldman upgrades Deere, as ags preferred to other commodities
Are ags different from other commodities for investors? The idea has gained support from the likes of Barclays, Goldman and JP Morgan
Live cattle prices touch 13-year low as supply fears ease
The supply of live cattle to feedlots is finally easing, after ample grass kept cattle on pasture for longer
Mining mogul joins Australia ranchland scramble
Mining billionaire Gina Rinehart is the latest buyer of Australian ranchland, just days after a historic cattle export deal with China
Hedge fund losses in grains mount, as contrary bet flounders
Hedge funds lifted bullish positioning in corn and soy even amid a drop in prices - which have continued to fall. Bets on sugar, cattle fare better
Cal-Maine shares drop after it fumbles egg price boost
Cal-Maine Foods unveils a large rise in profits - but not one as big as expected by investors after the spurt to egg prices from bird flu
Hedge funds caught out by ag price retreat
Hedge funds extended bullish positioning on ags to a one-year high - only for prices to fall. And further price declines may be "warranted"
US beef production to fall even further than thought
US beef production is heading for an 18-year low, as feedlot placements and slaughter slow further
Live cattle prices hit 13-month low. What next?

In fact, beef signals suggest live cattle price revival. Should markets be worrying that feeder cattle are poised for a "multi-year bear market"?

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