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#97 Give us 13 minutes, we’ll give you the world

#97 Give us 13 minutes, we’ll give you the world

February 4, 2022

A quick update on big drivers of livestock, fertilizer and grains. We cover off on the EYCI projections, herd rebuild, fertilizer 'crash' and grain situation. 

 

 

#96 Absolutely offal

#96 Absolutely offal

February 2, 2022

Want to set up your own butchers?

We talk about our favourite topic, meat but with a twist. In this episode, we have a chat with former backpacker Jim Arrowsmith who set up the now successful butchers Pacdon Park. A butcher in country NSW supplying British small goods throughout the country, from pork pies to haggis. Pacdon is the largest supplier of haggis in Australia at up to a tonne per week. 

Keen listeners will know we love offal. Hear all about the issues of setting up your own butchers, supply chain issues, and the seasonal demand for haggis. 

#95 Living in the shadow of war

#95 Living in the shadow of war

January 27, 2022

We chat with Masha Belikova, a grain reporter for Fastmarkets/Agricensus. Masha lives 200k from the Russia/Ukraine border. 

A frank discussion about what it's like living under the shadow of a conflict, the impact on grain markets, and why the western news is causing anxiety. 

Remember to share with your networks. 

#94 Will Russia invade?

#94 Will Russia invade?

January 21, 2022

A quick market update. We cover the impact of Omicron on Matt's health, processing and prices. Then off to grain where we discuss the major issue at the moment - concerns about a Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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#93 Commodity Conversations

#93 Commodity Conversations

January 14, 2022

For the first episode of 2022, we have a chat with Jonathan Kingsman, retired sugar trader and author of a number of books on the commodity trade. We talk to Jonathan about what he learned from his conversations with commodity traders around the world.

A must-listen podcast if you want to understand commodity merchants.

His books include Commodity Conversations, The New Merchants of Grain, Commodity Crops, The Sugar Casino and Crop to Cup.

You can follow Jonathan on twitter @jckingsman or his website commodityconversations.com

#92 Bring on 2022

#92 Bring on 2022

December 24, 2021

It's the end of another big year. We talk about what we think were the big events of Ag marketing during 2021, and what to look out for in 2022. 

This year we covered a huge range of topics and industries, thanks to all of our guests. Thanks to those named below who subjected themselves to the podcast during 2021!

Nathanial O'Hare, John Droppert, John Francis, Pat Coole, Trent Osmond, Michael De Kleuver, Brett Hosking, Ryan Milgate, Josh Lamb, Michael Gooden, Warwick Long, Andrew Freshwater, James Stacey, Nigel Hart, Mary Obrien, Mae Connelly, Andy Jacobs, Kerry Lonergan, Jessica Wallace, Chris Lawson, Benjamin Bodart, Corey Ryan, Corey Nesteroff, Justyn Peters, Gabby Chan, Jackie Peacock, Chick Olsson, Simon Keustenmacher, Nathan Cattle, Dwain Duxson, Patrick Hutchison, Angus Street, Andrey Sizov, Fiona Simson, Mark Allison, Zac Halman, Ryan Hoiberg aka Chris, Andrew Henderson, Richard Riordan MP, Tim Neale, Steve Bolt, Doug Fitch, Switter, Senator Susan McDonald,  David Mckeon, Tim Worledge, Marcelo Artal, Hugo Boudet and finally Andrew's mum. 

#91 La Nina and unhappy farmers

#91 La Nina and unhappy farmers

December 17, 2021

We have a chat with Hugo Boudet, an analyst from AgFlow, based in Geneva. We have a chat about La Nina, the EU harvest and why EU farmers aren't happy with the EU government environmental regulations. 

 

 

#90 Sheep shape and fertilizer glimmer of hope.

#90 Sheep shape and fertilizer glimmer of hope.

December 8, 2021

The sheep flock is rising, and so is the fertilizer price. We've had a whole bunch of questions this week on both the state of sheep and the fertilizer market. We thought it was worthwhile having a really quick update. 

We cover the sheep turn off ratio and the herd rebuild, the forecasts for lamb pricing, the updated fert model pricing and the light at the end of the tunnel for fertilizer pricing. 

#89 The robots are coming for your grain.

#89 The robots are coming for your grain.

December 2, 2021

Our podcast sometimes gets berated for lacking intelligence, so we thought we would bring some artificial intelligence onto the podcast. 

AI is all around us at the moment, from netflix to amazon. It isn't getting all that much attention from the point of view of helping farmers price grain. 

We have a chat with Marcelo Artal, CEO of Hedgit. We find out what AI is, the opportunities for AI to assist farmers price grain and a whole lot more. 

 

 

 

#88 Wet effect on grain and livestock

#88 Wet effect on grain and livestock

November 26, 2021

A quick market update on the impacts of the wet weather on livestock and grains. 

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