Commodity Conversations
The business of succession - 15th January 2021

The business of succession - 15th January 2021

January 15, 2021

How do you build a farm business to make succession planning possible? That question was the main focus of an in-depth study into farm succession planning carried out by Dr Mike Stephens from Meridian Agriculture who joins us on this episode. 

Mike shares some of the learnings of his research and talks about what can be done to allow owners to hand on a viable business, have sufficient funds for retirement and ensure the self interest of other family members is catered for.

Southern weaner sales like no other - 8th January 2021

Southern weaner sales like no other - 8th January 2021

January 8, 2021

Livestock commodity prices opened 2021 with a bang at the southern weaner sales. The weights, quality and prices were an impressive show. This week we have Angus Brown and Andrew Hosken joining Robert Hermann to discuss the results and what it means for the year ahead.

Looking back on 2020

Looking back on 2020

December 30, 2020

For our final podcast for the year, David Myers has a chat with Robert Herrmann and Olivia Agar about the highs, lows and surprises of 2020 and also about what to look out for next year. 

Thank you from the team at Mecardo, we always welcome sharing this podcast around and appreciate any feedback. We look forward to you tuning into Commodity Conversations in 2021. 

That’s a wrap for wool - 18th December 2020

That’s a wrap for wool - 18th December 2020

December 18, 2020

The wool market ended 2020 on a softer note, but has recovered well since September’s low. Mecardo analyst Andrew Woods joins Robert Herrmann this week to chat about how the wool market has performed this year and what we might expect as we move into 2021.

What’s in store for the weaner sales? - 11th December 2020

What’s in store for the weaner sales? - 11th December 2020

December 11, 2020

The southern weaner sales are just around the corner and prices are sure to be hot. Just how hot and what we can expect in terms of supply and buyers are questions on many minds, so for this episode, Olivia Agar chats to Mecardo analyst Angus Brown, and livestock specialist Andrew Hosken about what we're likely to see.

Consumers: the real Ag influencers - 4th December 2020

Consumers: the real Ag influencers - 4th December 2020

December 4, 2020

This week we are talking consumer trends with David Cornish, Director at Marcus Oldham Agricultural College, who shares some insight on the emerging consumer, what they are telling us and what we should be telling them.

Fert Fundamentals - 27th November 2020

Fert Fundamentals - 27th November 2020

November 27, 2020

The fertiliser market has been fed by the hands of India and China in 2020. In this episode, Olivia Agar is joined by Yao Yao, market research manager at Nutrien in Canada, to discuss the key drivers of supply and demand in N, P & K markets, as well as the outlook for fertiliser in 2021.

Market Recap - 20th November 2020

Market Recap - 20th November 2020

November 20, 2020

The sheepmeat market is showing unusual strength at a time of supply increases. In this episode Robert Herman and Adrian Ladaniwskyj discuss the relationship between lamb and booming sheep prices and delve into the status of one of our key beef competitors - South America

What’s in the WASDE? 13th November 2020

What’s in the WASDE? 13th November 2020

November 13, 2020

The outlook for Aussie wheat pricing is hinged on the global supply and demand equation for corn and soybeans. Nick Booth from Next Level Grain Marketing joined us this week to discuss the changes in the recently released World Ag Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report.

Market Recap -  6th November 2020

Market Recap - 6th November 2020

November 6, 2020

A short summary of the agricultural markets in Australia by the team at Mecardo.

This week Olivia Agar and Robert Herrmann discuss the weather that's driving uncertainty in grain markets, recent moves in wool, and sheep crossing the Nullarbor.

 

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