AgWatchers
#109 The end of an era with Malcolm Bartholomaeus

#109 The end of an era with Malcolm Bartholomaeus

March 30, 2022

We were lucky to be the last official engagement of Malcolm Bartholomaeus before he heads off into retirement. Malcolm is a respected analyst, and was at the forefront of his game in Australia - and practically invented the field of ag markets analysis and price discovery here. 

We talk about the changes that Malcolm has experienced over his career from 1990 to 2022. 

#108 China coming back for barley?

#108 China coming back for barley?

March 25, 2022

Just the two of us, as we provide a market update. We cover off on whether lamb is cheap compared to cattle, or cattle expensive compared to lamb. We then talk about developing crop issues in China and the US, and the possibility of China coming back for barley. 

Just the two of us. 

#107 My Journey from Kiev.

#107 My Journey from Kiev.

March 23, 2022

At the onset of the Russian invasion, we had a chat with two of our analyst friends from Ukraine (Masha & Elena) on a live twitter space (EP102). We wanted to make sure both were ok and managed to get Elena back on to tell us about her journey out of Ukraine and the impact of the war on agriculture. 

Masha couldn't make it onto the podcast, but she is safe. 

#106 The Great Fuel Crisis of 2022 and Beyond

#106 The Great Fuel Crisis of 2022 and Beyond

March 16, 2022

Fuel has gone through the roof - but is there a larger, more structural issue looming?

We have a chat with John Blackburn AO, former Air Vice-Marshal and Deputy Chief of the RAAF. John has been working investigating supply chains as a part of Australia's national security. 

In this discussion, we find out how much at risk our fuel supply chain is (along with many other products). 

#105 Three Wild Dogs

#105 Three Wild Dogs

March 14, 2022

We have a chat with Michael Trant, a farmer and author from Western Australia, about his new book Wild Dogs. 

We chat about how a farmer goes from writing about live export to publishing a crime thriller set in the Australian outback. Although not our typical type of conversation, it's really interesting to find out what the process is. 

Andrew also finds out why he wasn't selected to be the narrator. 

AgWatchers don't do sponsors but we'll give his book a plug: Audible and Paper

#104 Fertilizer, Grain and Floods

#104 Fertilizer, Grain and Floods

March 11, 2022

A short AgWatchers market update. We cover the impact of the floods in NSW/QLD on livestock, the action in the wheat market and the impact of the Russian invasion of ag inputs from diesel to fertilizer. 

Enjoy the weekend!

#103 Capturing beyond the farm gate value.

#103 Capturing beyond the farm gate value.

March 2, 2022

We chat with friend of the podcast Liz Jackson, Sheep Producers Australia board member and lecturer about a whole range of topics around agricultural supply chains. No stones were left uncovered, and a whole bunch of golden insights and some rubbish ones from Matt and Andrew. 

Fortress WA, breakdown of WA supply chains, labour issues, dexa scanners, who is the farmers customer? and the 'fight for acres'.

 

 

#102 AgTalkback - Ukraine and Agriculture

#102 AgTalkback - Ukraine and Agriculture

February 24, 2022

We have a live talkback discussion about the Invasion of Ukraine by Russia. We invited Elena Neroba and Masha Belikova, both grain analysts living in Ukraine to let us know how they are.  

We also talk to a whole bunch of different folk about the ongoing situation in Ukraine and its impact. Thanks to our additional guests who contributed:

Switter, Yeti, Stefan Meyer (and his wife), Simon McDougall and Brett Hosking 

(Sound quality not great at points, but audible.)

#101 Economics 101 with the Kouk.

#101 Economics 101 with the Kouk.

February 23, 2022

We have a chat with renowned economist and market commentator Stephen 'The Kouk' Koukoulas about inflation, interest rates, the aussie dollar, negative gearing and a whole lot more. 

Remember to support the podcast by sharing around. 

 

#100 Ag Talkback - bringing the audience in.

#100 Ag Talkback - bringing the audience in.

February 17, 2022

Our 2nd AgWatchers talkback discussion. We start off with a quick market update on livestock and grains. Lots of data on livestock this week, on how the herd is rebuilding which could impact the price. Then the glyphosate issue, Indian lentil tariffs and volatile wheat. 

Then we get into the audience with Ryan Milgate, James Stacey, Amelia Shaw and Gaurav Jain. We get some more detail on lentils, Road issues in Victoria, policy issues in grains and issues with the peri-urban fringe. 

A lot of variety and a good chat with all the brave guests.  

Podbean App

Play this podcast on Podbean App