AgWatchers

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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Episodes

21 hours ago

We have Milly Nolan on the podcast, who was formerly with Humans of Agriculture and the livestock collective. We talk about communication between ag and non-ag, advocacy in general, our shared experience after dark, the live sheep export phase, her goals for a new job beyond the dole and psychology/personality tests. 

5 days ago

A quick chat where we cover off on baby reindeer, livestock and grain pricing. 

The state of the government.

Thursday May 16, 2024

Thursday May 16, 2024

We have a chat with David Littleproud about the live export phase-out, the biosecurity levy, the cattle live ex payout and a whole lot more. 

The rise of the machines

Thursday May 09, 2024

Thursday May 09, 2024

We have a chat with an old colleague of AgWatchers, Michael De Kleuver. Michael has just set up the world's nearly completely autonomous wool-handling warehouse.  
A range of topics are covered - Matt losing, getting labour, Trump winning, the wool market being a frog and the concerns about the sheep industry. 
 

Friday May 03, 2024

Just the two of this week, as we haven't had the time to get a guest on. A quick market update covering the rally in the wheat market, bird flu in the US cattle, our predictions for Trump and a bit more. 

Friday Apr 26, 2024

We have another chat with Trevor Whittington, CEO of WA Farmers and author of the Dry Farmer (click here). As always on our chat with Trevor, we discuss a range of topics. 
Dry weather in WA, the future of the sheep industry, the announcement of state funding in WA to help dry farmers and a lot more. 

Praise to the meat.

Friday Apr 12, 2024

Friday Apr 12, 2024

We record a podcast with animal scientist Robert Hewitt; Robert goes by the Twitter handle @meat_evangalist and has a very data and objective approach to his online debates. 
In this podcast, we talk about how the pig industry has advanced production, lessons that cattle/sheep could learn from pork, how animal activists have some value and the retailing of pork. 

Wednesday Apr 10, 2024

We do a quick market summary of what is happening across grains and livestock. 

Exposing the future of ag

Friday Apr 05, 2024

Friday Apr 05, 2024

We have Natalie Green, event organiser of the future ag expo, a new expo and conference held at the Melbourne showgrounds in April, which will display new ag technology and speakers (including us)

Causing a Hassell

Tuesday Mar 26, 2024

Tuesday Mar 26, 2024

We are joined by John Hassell, President of WA Farmers and Vice President of the National Farmers Federation. John is from Pingelly, Western Australia. 
In this chat, we discuss everything from climate change, live export, increasing efficiency in farm representation, protests in Europe, animal activism and a whole lot more. 

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