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China accelerates its emergence as a broiler exporter

The country's net chicken meat exports will hit a record this year, in part thanks to the dent to domestic demand from disease outbreaks

Hedge funds resume bearish swing in ag bets
Coffee, grains and sugar sustain the bulk of selling pressure and hedge funds, for the seventh time in eight weeks, cut their net long in ags
Agriterra attempts to beef up from selling steak to miners
The corn-to-cocoa group is looking at exploiting a mining boom in northern Mozambique to improve fortunes, after hits from ebola and weak corn demand
EU pork imports to hit 23-year high, despite Russia ban
US officials issue upbeat forecasts for EU beef and pork exports, saying merchants are finding alternatives to the closed-off Russian market
Sanderson Farms sanguine on rising US broiler volumes
Buoyant demand "could" absorb the extra chicken supply in the offing Sanderson Farms says, as it unveils a doubling in earnings
Morgan Stanley cautions of 'negative sentiment' on cattle
The bank takes a downbeat view of cattle futures after data on US feedlots shows marketings making their weakest start to a year in at least 20 years
Hedge funds raise bullish bets on ags for first time in 2015
Soybeans, cotton and sugar are favoured as hedge funds end a bearish spree on positioning in ags. But in sugar, improved optimism leaves a sour taste
Welfare rules see California egg prices soar
Californians are paying twice as much for eggs as New York peers, thanks to rules giving chickens extra living space
Two-tier, pasture vs cropland market emerges in US
Elevated livestock prices are keeping some buoyancy in pasture values, even as cropland markets deteriorate
US abandons forecast of soaring China corn imports
US farm officials slash expectations for Chinese corn imports over the next decade - abandoning one of grain bulls' most cherished investment themes
Surprise US herd rebuild puts skids under cattle futures
Cattle futures drop after the US says its herd numbers recovered from their lowest level since 1952. And more expansion looks on its way
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
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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