Commodity Conversations
Weaners all round – Summer cattle update 14th January 2022

Weaners all round – Summer cattle update 14th January 2022

January 14, 2022

Red hot weaner cattle sales are the talk of the market, so this week we chat with Andrew Hosken from Hosken stock and land about who's buying the cattle and which markets they are destined for. As always, Andrew has his finger on the pulse when it comes to the cattle markets in Australia, tune in to hear the conversation.

What does 2022 have in store for us? - 7th January 2022

What does 2022 have in store for us? - 7th January 2022

January 7, 2022

Join us as David Cornish and Robert Herrmann recap 2021 and look at what 2022 may have in store. This episode was originally recorded on the Marcus Oldham AgTalk podcast on the 20th of December 2021. 

David is the Director of the Centre for the Study of Agribusiness at Marcus Oldham Agricultural College with over 30 years experience in Agricultural finance. In his spare time, he is involved in a family farming operation based at Casterton in Western Victoria. 

Take a look at the full list of episodes on AgTalk - link here

Good signs for agriculture in 2022 - 22nd December 2021

Good signs for agriculture in 2022 - 22nd December 2021

December 22, 2021

For our final podcast of 2021 we have Michael Whitehead, head of agribusiness insights ANZ, on to discuss ANZ’s December Commodity Insights report. 

We hope you enjoy the episode and from the team at Mecardo we wish you have a safe and happy holidays and we’ll see you in 2022 for more episodes of Commodity Conversations.

Merino wool, a global perspective - 20th December 2021

Merino wool, a global perspective - 20th December 2021

December 20, 2021

For the 2nd last podcast of 2021 we have Roberto Cardellino, director of DELTA consulting Uruguay on to discuss his latest report titled, 'The volume and diameter of merino wool in the main producing countries of the world'.  Roberto shares his key findings from the report and also his outlook for merino wool production going forward. 

 

Changing dynamics, the processors point of view – 10th December 2021

Changing dynamics, the processors point of view – 10th December 2021

December 10, 2021

Last time we caught up with Will Barton, Chief Executive Officer at Gundagai Meat Processors, he spoke about his concerns around labour shortages, particularly heading into the ‘normal’ spring flush of lambs. This week we find out how the spring supply has eventuated and also how demand is looking from the consumer side.

Mutton to worry about - lamb and sheep market update with Ron Rutledge - 3rd December 2021

Mutton to worry about - lamb and sheep market update with Ron Rutledge - 3rd December 2021

December 3, 2021

This week Nutrien Ag Solutions Livestock Manager, Ron Rutledge, joins us to give  the low down on which yards are starting to get hit with lambs in the south and how producers and processors coping with the late 'spring flush'. Ron also gives us an insight into the first big weaner sale of the summer 21/22 season and a taste of what's to come in this space. 

 

 

November rain - Mecardo market update 26th November 2021

November rain - Mecardo market update 26th November 2021

November 26, 2021

The east coast is soaked, and the timing has been poor for those trying to harvest winter crops. This week Olivia and Rob from Mecardo take a look what implications the continued wet will have on the grains market.

Navigating the seasons & keeping lambs alive - 19th Novemeber 2021

Navigating the seasons & keeping lambs alive - 19th Novemeber 2021

November 19, 2021

Subdued lamb growth rates have been a major factor in the flow of lambs to market this season. This week, Jason Trompf, consultant and leader in the field of lamb survival, joins us to talk about why lamb growth has been slow this year, pasture management and keeping lambs alive.

Contradictory factors push & pull wool - 12th Novemeber 2021

Contradictory factors push & pull wool - 12th Novemeber 2021

November 12, 2021

Swings in wool supply have a large impact on price, and any price premiums, but the market is also balancing a number of demand influencing factors from overseas. This week resident wool analyst, Andrew Woods from Independent Commodity Services joins Robert Herrmann to discuss these price drivers.

The supply chain also has some big questions about wool quality schemes and supply, which we shed some light on in this episode, comparing Australia to South Africa. Responsible Wool Standards, otherwise known as RWS, was set up by Global not-for-profit group the Textile Exchange, which you can read more about at https://textileexchange.org/.

Strike while the irons hot- 5th Novemeber 2021

Strike while the irons hot- 5th Novemeber 2021

November 5, 2021

As the state borders open up, we knew there would be one person to count on to see what’s happening in the saleyards and paddocks from south to north, east to west. In a red hot market, this week Andrew Hosken, from Hosken Stock and Land, joined us to discuss how producers have been able to take advantage of the extraordinary prices of late across the cattle market. 

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