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Wow, humpy cattle there. Anyone at Beef 2015 talking about Indian buffalo predicted to be 2.4 million tonnes exports this year. 500,000 Indian buffalo tonnes to Vietnam last year. One market. Way above any single Aussie market. They call it the "grey channel"???
ABC Rural takes you to the country's biggest event for the cattle industry, Beef Australia 2015
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Crook chook in PNG. Agriculture has suspended the trade in uncooked poultry. Oh well....
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Good idea. So simple. Well done horticulture but keep on the tail of the scam operators and round them up. 
The horticulture industry is proposing migrant workers be given a 'Green Card' by the Department of Immigration.
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What do burps, beetles and bacteria have in common? Bovines of course! At least, that's the case when it comes to our work with the cattle industry - an industry that's worth $6 billion in Australi...
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Take Steps to Lift Growth Now and in Future, says IMF Policy Body

Against a backdrop of moderate and uneven global growth, the IMF’s policy-steering body – the International Monetary and Financial Committee – called for measures to boost growth, create jobs, and prevent a period of prolonged low growth from taking hold.
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Global economy. The global recovery continues, although growth remains moderate with uneven prospects. Growth is projected to strengthen in advanced economies, reflecting a solid recovery in some and improved prospects in others. In emerging market countries, which still account for the bulk of global growth, economic activity is softening in some cases, reflecting lower commodity prices and exports, and country-specific factors. In many cases, adjustment and consolidation processes are taking place. Growth in low-income developing countries is expected to slow but remains solid. Lower oil prices are having a net positive global impact, although effects vary across countries. Risks still persist. Large shifts in exchange rates and asset prices, protracted below-target inflation in some economies, financial stability concerns, high public debt, and geopolitical tensions call for vigilance. The possibility of lower potential growth is becoming a more relevant challenge over the medium term. Global imbalances are reduced from previous years but a further rebalancing of demand is still needed.
Policies to promote strong, balanced, and sustainable growth. We are committed to take further measures to lift actual and potential growth, and support our goal of a more robust, balanced, and job-rich global economy. For this we must bolster confidence and strengthen demand effectively, by pursuing a mix of macroeconomic policies that seek to achieve the urgent need to promote growth, while preserving fiscal sustainability and financial stability, and accelerating the design and implementation of structural reforms. Productive and efficiently executed public and private investment, particularly in infrastructure, is important for supporting the recovery and lifting potential growth.

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Animal welfare: focusing on the future Scientific and Technical Review, Vol. 33 (1)
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Summit speakers discuss how consumers are influencing the future of agriculture at Alliance Summit
2015 Alliance Stakeholders Summit kicks off in Kansas City
 
May 6, 2015 – “What are the anxieties consumers have about food? How are you addressing those anxieties?” Jeff Fromm, millennial marketing expert, asked attendees at the 2015 Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders Summit, which began this morning in Kansas City, Mo. The Summit, which continues through Thursday, May 7th, is themed “The Journey to Extraordinary.” Sessions are focused on exploring animal agriculture’s continuous efforts to embrace new technologies that will help feed a growing population while measuring sustainability, engage consumers in innovative ways to bridge the knowledge gap, and highlight initiatives that demonstrate agriculture’s commitment to transparency. 
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Event 139 5 May 2015
CHANGE IN GDT PRICE INDEX
FROM PREVIOUS EVENT - 3.5 %

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-05-06/global-dairy-prices-slide-again/6449756
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Consumer Federation of America Issues Analysis of USDA Meat and Poultry Inspection Program, Recommendations for Improvement

“USDA needs to provide better assurance that plants are reducing contamination of meat and poultry products and that the agency is effectively enforcing its regulations,” said Chris Waldrop, Director of the Food Policy Institute at Consumer Federation of America. “Enforceable standards would allow the agency to take decisive action when a problem is first identified rather than after an outbreak has already occurred.”
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Meat Institute Responds to CFA Report on USDA Meat and Poultry Inspection Program.  The Meat Institute responded strongly to a report released by the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) that analyzed USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service's (FSIS) Pathogen Reduction/Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (PR/HACCP)  program.  While the report concedes that the adoption of HACCP by FSIS and the meat industry benefited food safety and public health, it also identifies gaps in the program, which CFA claims have hindered food safety regulation efforts.  The report specifically cites two examples that CFA identifies as ongoing challenges, alleging that too often plants have failed to develop effective food safety plans and that plants are repeatedly cited for reoccurring food safety violations with little consequence.
 
Meanwhile, the Meat Institute noted that the report fails to acknowledge the many significant food safety improvements that have been achieved in recent years.  These benefits include a 93 percent reduction of E. coli O157:H7 in ground beef since 2000, significant reductions in Salmonella across a majority of meat and poultry products and a greater than 80 percent reduction in Listeria monocytogenes in ready-to-eat meat products.
 
"All of these positive trends are due to the strong work done by FSIS and the industry through HACCP, as well as a variety of other actions taken that CFA chooses to ignore," the Meat Institute said.  "As an industry we share a common goal with FSIS -- to produce the safest meat and poultry products possible -- and the most effective way to achieve this goal is through strong science with clear public health outcomes."
 
The report also makes recommendations to FSIS, including the establishment of clear procedures and repercussions for plants with reoccurring violations, as well as gaining authority from Congress to set and enforce performance standards for pathogen reduction, among other suggestions. 
 
"Many of the practices CFA calls for are already in place, such as increased regulatory scrutiny through the agency's food safety assessments when problems occur," the Meat Institute statement continued.
 
Each year, Americans eat 285 billion servings of meat and poultry and 99.99 percent of them are consumed safely.          

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Aussie lamb continues to do well in USA. Weekly USDA report below. Up until 27 April, 2.954 million lbs of lamb square cut shoulders entered from Australia at an average price of US$2.47 lb. Year to date average price for Aussie lamb fresh chilled cap off lamb rack 24-28 oz US$10.08 lb. Latest week total 2.1 million lbs, most fresh and frozen Aussie lamb entered traded per USDA report.
LM_XL552 Des Moines, IA Mon, May 04, 2015 USDA Market News NATIONAL WEEKLY LAMB CARCASS AND LAMB CUTS - IMPORTED PRODUCT FOB cold storage; negotiated sales for delivery periods; fresh and frozen carlot volume; U.S. dollars per 100 pounds. *Items with no entries indicate non-reportable trades* ...
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Well done CSIRO and Nissan. My wife has a 12 year old Nissan Pulsar and it is a great reliable car. Come on General Motors, Ford, Honda etc. get with it and buy Aussie made parts.
Nissan Casting Australia recently announced it will continue to manufacture components in Australia beyond the year 2020. This is a welcome turnaround for our automotive manufacturing industry and ...
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Disappointing and high prices with poor, somewhat uncomfortable seating at the front of the restaurant. Odd accompaniments under pan fried fish. Chips were overcooked. I can cook Saltwater Barramundi and local Mulloway better at home. 18footers at Double Bay is a better option.
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
took visitors to Australia and they loved the protein splendour. Great service, food and lively (and noisy) atmosphere. Considering it was a Tuesday night, the place was very busy. Would recommend. Wheelchair access at rear, phone ahead.
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
this is out of date. They have moved to Level 8, 2 Elizabeth Plaza.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Delightful grounds and gardens and heritage buildings. Too crowded and resent paying 5 bucks for wine tasting. Bugger that and did not bother tasting or buying.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
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Heavily overrated place. Could not even manage to put some valets at the entrance on a quiet Sunday night. Guy on reception was unfriendly and suspicious as I had no booking. Very expensive, bad parking arrangements as unless you want to pay $10 on top of an already steep $50 for parking you need to drive around the corner and then find a spot in a pretty crowded carpark. No guest services phone quality with phone left to ring and no one answered. Lined up in busy reception. Do not know why they are busy. Would never return.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Very poor hotel and way past its use by date. Continental breakfast for 2, $52 NZ. Coffee was just undrinkable swill. Horrible. Valet parking $25. Do not eat there or stay there. Must be far better to choose from in Wellington.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
We stay at the Savoy regularly and love the friendly staff and service. Double Bay is just so conveniently located. So much to do within a short distance. Frequent buses to City, ferries etc. The hotel is an older smaller type but we enjoy ourselves.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago