The opportunities forestry presents for NZ landowners varies widely. Blake Holgate and Emma Higgins explore what key considerations landowners should take into account when deciding whether or not to plant trees.
With the Australian cattle herd at a 20-year low, this year’s market will be heavily influenced by seasonal conditions, with strong upside if seasons improve. Angus Gidley-Baird speaks with Wes Lefroy.
Brazil has rapidly risen to become one of the world’s largest cotton production and export regions. Victor Ikeda joins Charlie Clack from São Paulo to chat about the rise of the cotton industry there... and what this could mean for Australia going forward.
Recorded live at Rabobank’s recent F2F summit, Senior Consumer Foods Analyst Nick Fereday and RaboResearch GM for Australia & NZ Tim Hunt discuss the downstream trends that matter to the food industry and farmers, along with the opportunities and challenges they are bringing.
For a complete wrap-up of Rabobank Farm2Fork, please click here.
African swine fever is heavily impacting global demand for animal protein. Justin Sherrard and Angus Gidley-Baird discuss the current situation and the potential impact the virus could have on Australia.
The Australian dairy supply chain is facing considerable pressure ahead of a new season. But green shoots are on the horizon, with signs of a bottoming in the margin cycle. Tim Hunt and Michael Harvey cast an eye towards the 2019/20 dairy season.
Technology has an influence on land prices, both in the short and long term. But how? For this special episode, RaboResearch Australia & NZ Head Tim Hunt joined Wes Lefroy live from the Rabobank Farm2Fork summit.
For a complete wrap-up of Rabobank Farm2Fork, please click here or head to rabobank.com.au.
The current and future state of wheat demand in South=East Asia will be a critical factor in determining how Australian farmers and supply chain partners decide to prioritise quality or quantity in the pursuit of profit. Singapore-based Senior Analyst Oscar Tjakra joins Cheryl Kalisch Gordon in this podcast to share his insights on changing wheat demand in South-East Asia and what it means for the Australian grains industry.
Over 1,300 farmers and other industry stakeholders attended this year’s Farm2Fork event on Cockatoo Island in Sydney. The reason: to celebrate innovation in agriculture. Charlie Clack is joined by Wes Lefroy to discuss his key learnings – and in particular what Farm2Fork told us about the future of the farm.
For an in-depth summary and highlights of all things Farm2Fork, please click here.
In April 2018, the WA live sheep export industry hit the news. One year on, Phil Edkins and Angus Gidley-Baird discuss the current state of the industry and what options are on the table for the future.
An increasingly tight Australian grain balance sheet since 2017 has so far subdued the effects of the US-China trade war on Australian grain prices, but that would change with good autumn rains. RaboResearch Australia & NZ Head Tim Hunt chats with Senior Grains & Oilseeds Analyst Cheryl Kalisch Gordon about the range of impacts we expect, along with implications for Australian grain exports and pricing ahead of 2019 winter crop planting.
Slowly but surely, the global sugar market is conveying some positive signals… but at a nail biting pace. Andy Duff joins Charlie Clack to talk supplies, subsidies and a slow, but positive, price outlook. This latest podcast follows the release of Rabobank’s Q1 Sugar Quarterly report.
Tim Hunt and special guest Alex Tobin (Chief Editor at RaboResearch) explain the impact of social media on group thinking, policy setting, and social licence to operate... and what might be done to counter this.
Tim Hunt and Cyrille Filott (Global Strategist, Consumer Foods) investigate key trends in the EU market that food companies in Australia and New Zealand need to be aware of – from plant-based foods and RTD coffee, to the rise of retailers as trusted advisers. The podcast also outlines what to expect from the new Rabobank 'Consumer Foods to Go' podcast channel.
The big hype and lack of immediate on-farm value has left some farmers disillusioned about new technologies. In our latest Tech Talk, Angus Gidley-Baird is joined by Wes Lefroy to discuss that although some new technologies have yet to offer great operational value, it is critical that farmers maintain technology as part of their long-term strategic planning.
Michael Harvey explores the current US dairy landscape with Global Sector Strategist Mary Ledman. Topics such as trade wars, cheese stocks, and margin pressures continue to dominate the headlines. What lies ahead for US dairy?