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" Date: 17.10.2011 Time to leave commodity mindset says strategist - By Melissa Branagh-McConachy Ditching the "commodity trading mentality" is crucial to the Australian grains industry's future development, according to a leading agrifood strategist... Addressing the 2011 Crawford Fund International Development Conference at Parliament House, Canberra, Dr McKinna said milk at $1 a litre, the refusal to buy beef containing growth hormones and the phasing-out of caged eggs were examples of supermarkets' capacity to redefine the economics of Australian farming... In their price-cutting strategies Dr McKinna said the big supermarkets were targeting lines deemed price-sensitive "because people buy them every week"...
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Most lamb supplied to these supermarkets came from local UK producers but the majority of organic lamb was imported from New Zealand and it was found in most stores... I personally believe organic lamb will increase its share of the lamb market over the next few years as it becomes more readily available to the Japanese consumer... Growth particularly in the US of branded and value added is significant and a recent report suggests that branded and value added now dominates retail shelves...
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Chinese interest in Australian sorghum as a food grain is changing the market outlook for this increasingly versatile crop.. Mr Naidoo says the main driver for the research into sorghum as a food product in Australia was initially as a risk-management tool in response to potential climate changes, because sorghum is naturally drought tolerant... There are gaps in the market perspectives in Australia, and in the applied knowledge needed to take sorghum from grain to a staple food ingredient, Mr Naidoo says...
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Chinese interest in Australian sorghum as a food grain is changing the market outlook for this increasingly versatile crop.. Mr Naidoo says the main driver for the research into sorghum as a food product in Australia was initially as a risk-management tool in response to potential climate changes, because sorghum is naturally drought tolerant... There are gaps in the market perspectives in Australia, and in the applied knowledge needed to take sorghum from grain to a staple food ingredient, Mr Naidoo says...
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