With crushing in full swing, the domestic harvest brings to light the topic of marketing in a tough environment. Wes Lefroy and Charlie Clack discuss Rabobank’s latest outlook and where there could be opportunities for growers.
What does the second half of 2019 have in store for New Zealand sheepmeat prices? In part one of this two-part series focusing on New Zealand’s red meat outlook for the remainder of 2019, Blake Holgate & Emma Higgins discuss whether sheepmeat prices will be able to match last year's record levels. Part two, the outlook for New Zealand beef, will be released late July.
What can McDonald’s teach us about a social licence to operate? Tim Hunt and Wes Lefroy explore the company’s surprising history; the way it tackled waste, obesity, deforestation, and animal welfare; and the lessons for farmers and food companies facing the same challenges today.
Grinding It Out: The Making of McDonald's – Ray Kroc (on Amazon)
The Battle to Do Good: Inside McDonald's Sustainability Journey – Bob Langert (on Amazon)
An analysis of what was (not) agreed upon at the recent G20 summit, the impact of the US-China trade war on the real economy, and why we're still heading towards a difficult end game for Australian and NZ agriculture. Tim Hunt, Head of RaboResearch in Australia and NZ, enlists Michael Every, Rabobank’s Asia-Pacific Strategist, to explain.
Against the backdrop of other glyphosate-related events, Australia’s first glyphosate-related court case was confirmed in June. Wes Lefroy is joined by Cheryl Kalisch Gordon to discuss the potential implications for Australian farmers.
With Tasmania’s location, climate and collaborative approach within its many horticulture sectors, it is well-positioned to capitalise on rising demand for high-quality premium fresh produce and wines. Following the Tasmanian Fruit Growers Conference held in the first week of June 2019, Senior RaboResearch Analysts Cheryl Kalisch Gordon and Hayden Higgins discuss Tasmania’s ability to capitalise on this, as well as how technology will continue to have an increasing ability to add value for...
Emma Higgins and Michael Harvey explore the dynamics driving global dairy markets on the back of the release of RaboResearch's latest global dairy outlook report. What is the price direction for commodity markets; and what are the revised milk price forecasts for the new season?
In the wake of yet another dry start to the winter cropping season for much of Australia, Wes Lefroy and Cheryl Kalisch Gordon discuss their outlook for plantings, production, exports and pricing this season.
Global almond demand growth is expected to absorb the record supplies coming out of Australia and California at profitable prices for the sector. Australia has capitalized on the challenging trade situation between the US and China, while the breadth of US almond export markets has helped to limit negative impacts on the country's shipments. Rabobank senior analysts Hayden Higgins (Australia) and Roland Fumasi (US) discuss the current market situation and share their medium-term outlooks for...
One of the major trends that we are seeing among consumers is the evolution of personal nutrition plans. In our latest Tech Talk, Wes Lefroy is joined by Charlie Clack to discuss what this trend means for the future of farming.
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.