Welcome to Beef Central’s new podcast, The Weekly Grill

Beef Central, 17/03/2021

THIS week, Beef Central launches its first podcast, titled The Weekly Grill, to be hosted by veteran agricultural broadcaster, Kerry Lonergan.

The new podcast series is brought to readers with the support of Elanco Animal Health.

Kerry has been a familiar, trusted and authoritative face in lounge rooms across country Australia each Sunday for the past 30 years, having been a permanent fixture on ABC’s flagship national rural weekly current affairs TV program, Landline, since its launch in 1991.

Kerry Lonergan, pictured during his induction into the Rural Press Club of Queensland Hall of Fame in Longreach in 2015.

He was the founder and inaugural executive producer of Landline, which replaced the earlier Countrywide program hosted by Neil Inall. After a health scare he resigned as executive producer ten years ago, returning to the program in a part-time role as specialist commodities analyst until his departure from the ABC last November.

Kerry came originally out of ABC’s Current Affairs department in Sydney, but had a natural empathy, connection and affection for bush people which was clearly reflected in his broadcasting. Recognising his years of service, he was inducted into the Queensland Rural Press Club’s Rural Journalism Hall of Fame in 2015.

Each Thursday on The Weekly Grill, Kerry will sit down with an industry identity or two, to chew the fat on topical matters across the meat and livestock industry.

The first Weekly Grill podcast will be uploaded tomorrow. Kerry’s first studio guest is Queensland red meat processor, lotfeeder and beef producer Terry Nolan, discussing the current challenging conditions faced by meat processors, Australian beef’s global competitiveness, herd rebuilding, the current and future direction of MSA, labour challenges and the potential for automation in agriculture and other topics.


Next week: The Weekly Grill turns up the heat with lotfeeder and supply chain manager, Charlie Mort.












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  1. Andrew Whitelaw, 18/03/2021

    Good to see you back in action Kerry. Good to see another independent voice on ag markets.

  2. Ross Jorgensen, 18/03/2021

    Kerry’s not afraid to ask some tough questions, but does so with dignity and respect. Great initiative.

  3. Bim Struss, 18/03/2021

    Well done Beef Central….. a great initiative and refreshing bringing back to life that voice of Kerry Lonergan that we all miss in rural Australia. Equally thanks to Elanco, for its support, a company focused on food security and the human-animal bond.

  4. Stewart Hanna, 18/03/2021

    Welcome back to the airwaves Kerry. Looking forward to the podcast. Setting the bar very high with the first two guests.

  5. Frank Smith, 17/03/2021

    Looking forward to seeing and hearing Kerry again, with his beefcentral cap on. The first two interviews will be interesting, both being from 2 challenging parts of the supply chain.

  6. Norman Clyde Johnson, 17/03/2021

    It will be great to hear Kerry again since he was discharged from ABC Landline.

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