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Commodity Conversations

Summary: Mecardo's market analysts bring you Commodity Conversations, sharing the stories behind what's driving livestock, grain and wool market.

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 Keeping positive - Mark Symes and the state of the wool industry - 19th February 2021 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:12

Tune into to Commodity Conversations latest episode. Director of Mecardo, Robert Herrmann, has a chat with Mark Symes, Southern Regional Wool Manager for G. Schneider Australia where they take stock of where the market has ended up after the last turbulent 12 months and where it may head in the next 12.   

 Carbon neutral red meat - playing our part in emission targets 12th February 2021 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:11

Emissions targets have been heavily debated this week, and it’s sparked discussion across the agriculture industry. This week we have David Cornish from Marcus Oldham Agricultural college joining Olivia Agar to chat about the red meat industries carbon neutral 2030 target. David helps break down the discussion and also analyses the issues from key stake holders perspectives, from producers, industry groups, consumers and politicians. As always David is realistic about the current practical challenges farmers are presented with but is optimistic as ever about being proactive and engaging with our customers.

 Tightening stocks, rampant buying and wheat along for the ride - 5th February 2021 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 14:07

With a bumper harvest comes local price pressure, but overseas markets are abuzz and our growers are now reaping in good harvest and good prices. Nick Booth joins us this week to talk about the current market drivers - tight supplies, government interference and rampant buying activity by China.

 Grass fever rolls on - 29th January 2021 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 13:02

On today's show we have Adam Mountjoy, southern region livestock manager for Nutrien in to talk with Robert Herrmann, director of Mercardo, about the bouyant market we find ourselves in at present. All our main commodity markets seem to be going strong at the moment, so we thought it would be good to get Adam in to hear what's been happening at the saleyards. Tune in to hear what it's been like on the ground for this week's episode with Adam and Rob. 

 Weekly market wrap- 22nd January 2021 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 09:28

After a strong start to the year across all markets, David Myers and managing director of Mecardo Robert Herrmann take a moment to take stock of the key trends market so far this year. On today's episode we cover sheep, cattle and the wool markets. 

 The business of succession - 15th January 2021 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:17

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 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:47

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 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:43

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 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:38

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 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:57

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 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:46

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 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 19:50

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 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:40

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 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 14:05

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 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 12:21

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.   Sponsored by Cleavers Organics


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