EU livestock recovery set to slow over next six months

EU feed company ForFarmers says rising first half 2017 profit reflects better dairy and pig markets in Europe, but growth may slow over the full year

Brazil's chicken exports set for 5% rise in 2018
Brazil's chicken production and exports are set to increase, with rising demand, lower feed costs and this years corruption scandal now behind it
Another GDT fall for butter, as SMP values level
Another small fall in overall GDT auction values sees butter still off its recent high, but SMP halt the downwards drift
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Because of staff holidays, will run a reduced service the week beginning August 14. Normal service will resume next week
JBS earnings up 30% as corruption fallout continues
JBS board comes out fighting with 30% Q2 EBITA rise, after agreeing plea deal with Brazil's prosecutors in bribery case
USDA predicts 148m tonne EU wheat crop as quality concerns grow
The USDA has further reduced its estimates of EU cereals production since its July figures, with rains now adding to quality concerns
Marfrig confident after Brazil's early 2017 beef woes
Meatpacker Marfrig, although not involved, suffered from Brazil's recent meat scandal. But it is confident in global protein market prospects
Olam's half year earnings rise 19% in difficult trading
Half year results from Olam see earnings up 19% on 38% higher volumes, against a 'difficult' trading background
Glencore takeover of Bunge 'could be possible this year'
... says Credit Suisse, noting comments from Glencore bosses offering wriggle room on ways in which a deal could be financed
Dryness speeding Brazil sugar output 'poses threat' to volumes ahead
... says industry group Unica, after Brazil Centre South sugar production, once again, exceeds market forecasts. Futures pare, a few, losses
Coffee prices 'vulnerable to upside run' on Brazil pest outbreak
A failure by Brazil to curb the coffee borer would be a "game changer", says Judith Ganes-Chase, warning on Vietnam rains too
US farmland prices show signs of stabilising, after three-year retreat
Corn Belt land values rise for the first time in three years. Still, Plains prices extend falls, and lenders remain cautious over prospects
Cotton futures plunge limit down, after US forecasts record yield
Futures fall the exchange maximum after the US hikes its harvest hopes - wrong-footing many investors, who had expected a downgrade
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