Dive into the what, why and how of agricultural markets. Join Andrew Whitelaw, Matt Dalgleish and guests, as they breakdown the market. Expect a lighthearted, sardonic and irreverent discussion.

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4 days ago

A market update, which does admittedly get a bit loose. We cover Russian grain deals, carbon markets, sheep and cattle markets, live sheep export, fertilizer and GM wheat. 

#158 Carbon Cowboys

Friday Mar 10, 2023

Friday Mar 10, 2023

"I'd rather die than sell carbon credits."This week at the ABARES conference, we listened to Fiona Conroy, a livestock producer from near Geelong, discuss her farm and environmental markets (namely carbon). In this presentation, Fiona discussed points never usually mentioned in reference to carbon markets - the risks that farmers face in selling credits. We thought we would get her onto the podcast to have a chat about her views. 

#157 Some market musings.

Tuesday Feb 14, 2023

Tuesday Feb 14, 2023

It's been a while since we have conducted a quick market update. In this episode, we have a chat about mutton markets, cattle projections, grain pricing, fertilizer pricing and our usual tangents.

Thursday Feb 09, 2023

As part of our Global Sheep Forum (Next Gen Producers), we have a chat with Matt Francisco. 
Matt is a 1st generation sheep farmer on the outskirts of Toronto. We chat about the issues facing him and the industry as a young farmer in Canada. 

#155 Free trade ain’t free

Monday Feb 06, 2023

Monday Feb 06, 2023

We have a chat with Patrick Hutchinson, CEO of the Australian Meat Industry Council. Patrick is open for a robust discussion as always and we cover off on free trade, labour and policy. 

#154 Farming in Britain

Sunday Jan 29, 2023

Sunday Jan 29, 2023

As part of our Global Sheep Forum partnership, we had a chat with English sheep and cereal farmer Ed Brant from Lincolnshire. 
We chat about trade, succession, issues with farming, brexit, Jeremy Clarkson and much more.

Friday Jan 20, 2023

We have a chat with Steve Noa, founder of 'The Merino Polo'. We have a chat with Steve about setting up a business making merino polos for Australia. 
We also chat about all things to do with working with Chinese suppliers and what is happening in the wool industry. 

Thursday Jan 12, 2023

Ryan Hoiberg of Rimfire resources joins the podcast to chat about labour issues. We cover the issues facing white and blue collar jobs and what graduates need to do to get a decent job. 

#151 Sheep in the heart of Texas

Wednesday Dec 21, 2022

Wednesday Dec 21, 2022

In the second part of our monthly series for the Global Sheep Forum, we have a chat with Brady Evans from Texas.
When we think of Texas, we think oil and cattle - not sheep. Brady has set up a diversified business in the sheep industry, including retailing sheep meat in the small town of Snyder in West Texas. We hear from Brady about the challenges and opportunities for US sheep producers. 

#150 Chan Solo

Monday Dec 19, 2022

Monday Dec 19, 2022

The socialist revolution starts here. Guardian rural editor Gabrielle Chan aka Chan Guevara has forcibly taken over the AgWatchers studio and is holding us ransom until we answer her questions. We are forced through interrogation to answer questions for our 150th episode. We cover dumpster diving, fertilizer, carbon/biodiversity markets, competition and what's ahead in 2023.The revolution will not be televised. It will be over a podcast.


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