Commodity Conversations
More records broken - 11th June 2021

More records broken - 11th June 2021

June 11, 2021

More records broken - 11th June 2021

On Commodity Conversations you'll hear about what records have been broken again - it feels like we have been saying this a lot at Mecardo, but agricultural commodities keep going from strength to strength at the moment, in the middle of a world wide pandemic which is hard to believe. This week we have the full team from Mecardo giving you a breakdown of key movements in the markets this week. 

A South American special - June 6th 2021

A South American special - June 6th 2021

June 5, 2021

This week on Mecardo we travel to South America to hear from Director of Delta Agri Consultants, Uruguay, Roberto Cardellino, on the cattle situation in Argentina, after their government's recent 30 day beef export ban was implemented.

Roberto chat's with our Roberto, Mecardo's Managing Director, Robert Herrmann, to help understand the possible reasons for and impacts of the ban, as well as give an overview of the main challenges of being a livestock/grains producer in Argentina today and South America more broadly. 

What’s keeping livestock producers up at night? - 28th May 2021

What’s keeping livestock producers up at night? - 28th May 2021

May 28, 2021
How confident are livestock producers in their financial future? This is one of the questions asked by AuctionsPlus in a survey on the challenges and opportunities faced by producers in Australia. This week Tim Mcrae, Chief economist at AuctionsPlus, joined Olivia Agar to chat about what they learnt from the research.
What to expect from the herd rebuild - 21st May 2021

What to expect from the herd rebuild - 21st May 2021

May 21, 2021

This week we delve further into MLA's latest cattle projections update with Mecardo's managing director Robert Herrmann and our resident livestock analyst, Angus Brown. The two discuss the details of MLA's latest updates and what this could mean for the pace of the herd rebuild as well as price expectations going forward. 

 
An MLA cattle projections update with Stephen Bignell - 14th May 2021

An MLA cattle projections update with Stephen Bignell - 14th May 2021

May 14, 2021

 This week on the podcast we had Stephen Bignell, Manager of Market Information at MLA, to unpack  MLA's latest cattle industry projections update. Could we be seeing a reverse of the big decline in recent years in terms of the aussie cattle herd size? Tune in to hear Stephen chat with Manager of Business Development at Mecardo, Olivia Agar, about the key points in MLA's recent update. 

 

 

To hedge or not to hedge - 7th May 2021

To hedge or not to hedge - 7th May 2021

May 7, 2021
Canola prices are at extraordinary levels, with the whole oilseed market booming on tight supply and very strong demand. This week on commodity conversations our senior analyst Adrian Ladaniwskyj chats with Mecardo's managing director Robert Herrmann about the strong rises this year in oilseed prices. The two discuss ways in which producers can capitalise on strong prices through hedging strategies while at the same time minimising risk. 
Rural land prices special + Market recap - 30th April 2021

Rural land prices special + Market recap - 30th April 2021

April 30, 2021

This week on the podcast we have managing director of Mecardo, Robert Herrmann, and Manager of Business Development at Mecardo, Olivia Agar, on to chat about the recent increases in agricultural land prices and whose behind the buying, as well as a brief recap of the latest key moves and trends in the sheep, wool and cattle markets. 

Market recap - 23rd April 2021

Market recap - 23rd April 2021

April 25, 2021

This week on the podcast we have managing director of Mecardo, Robert Herrmann, and Manager of Business Development at Mecardo, Olivia Agar, on to chat about the latest key moves and trends in the sheep, grain, wool and cattle markets. We hope you enjoy the episode. 

The cattle conundrum - 16th April 2021

The cattle conundrum - 16th April 2021

April 16, 2021

Records are there to be broken, and restockers are doing a good job of pushing young cattle prices into the record books again and again. But how can producers make the most of these extraordinary prices? Ron Rutledge, Nutrien Ag Solutions, Livestock Development Manager joins Robert Herrmann to chat about what producers should be considering in the current market and how supply chains are managing the tight supply environment.

Talking Wool with Andrew Woods - 9th April 2021

Talking Wool with Andrew Woods - 9th April 2021

April 9, 2021

The wool market may be on recess but that hasn't stopped us from thinking about the big questions.

This week, Mecardo's wool analyst, Andrew Woods, Director of Independent Commodity Services, joins us to chat about wool price drivers, the flock rebuild and the market outlook for the rest of 2021. We hope you enjoy the episode. 

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