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#137 When will fertilizer prices fall?

#137 When will fertilizer prices fall?

September 20, 2022

We invite regular guest (x6) Chris Lawson back onto the podcast to have a chat about the fertilizer market. Chris is the head of fert for CRU Group, an industrial and fertilizer analysis firm. 

#136 Fertilizer to the moon, Red meat in demand

#136 Fertilizer to the moon, Red meat in demand

September 9, 2022

A very quick discussion on the big drivers in the market. Red meat demand heats up, risk of higher fertilizer pricing and Putin helping drive grain prices higher. 

#135 Falling grain prices and rising livestock numbers

#135 Falling grain prices and rising livestock numbers

August 26, 2022

We have a market chat. Lots of livestock data out - FSR, Cattle on feed and sheep turnoff. The grain market has also come under a lot of pressure with pricing levels falling. 

#134 Counting sheep and singing you to sleep.

#134 Counting sheep and singing you to sleep.

August 19, 2022

We are joined by Bonnie Skinner, CEO of Sheep Producers Australia. 

Our chit-chat includes discussions of traceability, the gov biosecurity response, Chinese trade ban rumours, our new intro music and inflation impact on demand. 

#133 You having a Raff? with Senator Ciccone

#133 You having a Raff? with Senator Ciccone

August 12, 2022

Senator Raff Ciccone joins AgWatchers for chit-chat. Raff has launched a senate inquiry into the government biosecurity response to FMD/Varroa mite, which is ongoing. 

We chat about food security, biosecurity, ag labour, FMD, diversity of markets and local manufacturing of inputs. 

#132 The Bees Knees with Dugald Saunders MP

#132 The Bees Knees with Dugald Saunders MP

August 10, 2022

We have a chat with Dugald Saunders MP, the agricultural minister for NSW. Biosecurity has been the hot topic of the last two months, but NSW is battling through its own devastating outbreak - Varroa mite in bees. 

In this short conversation, we have a chat about EID tags, FMD responses and what is happening with the varroa mite outbreak in NSW. 

#131 Calm the Farm

#131 Calm the Farm

July 29, 2022

Just the two of us, a short podcast. 

We chat more about falling livestock pricing, why we need to calm down about FMD, grain/fert pricing and food inflation. 

 

 

#130 Ukraine Grain Deal and Falling Livestock Pricing.

#130 Ukraine Grain Deal and Falling Livestock Pricing.

July 25, 2022

Just the two of us. A lot happening in ag markets at the moment. The big news over the past week has been the 'deal' to open up a corridor for Ukrainian grain exports. 

We also cover the falling livestock prices in recent months and some discussions about a global downturn.

 

 

#129 Two long years of AgWatchers

#129 Two long years of AgWatchers

July 22, 2022

It's been an interesting two years.

COVID, FMD, invasion of Ukraine, a new Australian government, and so much more. Clearly, the biggest event was the start of the AgWatchers podcast, Australia's most amateur agricultural podcast. 

The tables are turned on this podcast as we enlist a professional for our 2-year anniversary. Warwick Long, ABC Countryhour, turns the tables on us as we have a chat about the past two years. 

#128 The Facts on FMD from the Chief Vet

#128 The Facts on FMD from the Chief Vet

July 6, 2022

We talk to Mark Schipp, the Australian Chief Veterinarian Officer. In this podcast we go through the facts about FMD (and LSD/Varroa mite). 

 

Are we prepared? Are feral pigs a risk? Do footbaths work? Do we need to ban Bali trips? What is the compensation? What is the risk? What are the controls in place? and a few other topics. 

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