The Weekly Grill

Episode 34: Jason Strong, CEO Meat & Livestock Australia

In this week’s episode of The Weekly Grill podcast series, host Kerry Lonergan turns up the heat on MLA chief executive Jason Strong, covering wide-ranging topics from the industry’s progress towards carbon neutral 2030, new emphasis on extension and producer uptake in R&D, plant-based proteins and management of industry levy funds during the current low beef production cycle ..Read More


Episode 34: Jason Strong, CEO Meat & Livestock Australia

In this week’s episode of The Weekly Grill podcast series, host Kerry Lonergan turns up the heat on MLA chief executive Jason Strong, covering wide-ranging topics from the industry’s progress towards carbon neutral 2030, new emphasis on extension and producer uptake in R&D, plant-based proteins and management of industry levy funds during the current low beef production cycle ..Read More

Episode 33: Lotfeeding pioneer Robin Hart, Stockyard Beef

In this week’s episode of The Weekly Grill podcast series, host Kerry Lonergan turns up the heat on feedlot industry and grainfed branded beef pioneer Robin Hart, founder of Stockyard Beef…Read More

Episode 32: Grace Brennan, founder of Buy from the Bush

In this week’s episode of The Weekly Grill podcast series, host Kerry Lonergan turns up the heat on Grace Brennan, founder of ‘Buy from the Bush.’ In 2019, drought in NSW was devastating rural livelihoods and communities. In response, rural-dwelling, self-employed mum, Grace, started a social media campaign, #buyfromthebush, and online marketplace connecting talented makers, creators, artists and retailers from rural Australia with global consumers. It has turned into an ecommerce phenomenon…Read More

Episode 31: Chris Howie and Matt Dalgleish – EYCI at 1031c/kg – Have we hit the top of the young cattle market?

In this week’s episode of The Weekly Grill podcast series, host Kerry Lonergan turns up the heat again on StockCo’s Chris Howie and Thomas Elder Markets’ Matt Dalgleish, on whether the industry has yet seen the peak in young cattle prices…Read More

Episode 30: Cattle Council President, Markus Rathsmann

On the Weekly Grill with Kerry Lonergan this week is Marcus Rathsmann,  President of Council of Australia. A Northern Territory beef producer, Marcus answers the burning questions on possible restructuring of CCA and MLA, he has opinions on the journey ahead for beef producers as they try to meet the goal of being carbon neutral by 2030 – and of course, there’s the levy – to lift or to lower – it’s On The Grill this week…Read More

Episode 29: World’s Best Steak award winner, Patrick Warmoll from Jack’s Creek Wagyu

There’s a world champion on the Weekly Grill this week – Patrick Warmoll, the boss of Jack’s Creek Wagyu tells host Kerry Lonergan the story of winning the ‘World’s Best Steak’ title – not once but twice. Now he’s determined to get a third title later this year – and it all started because of an article in a magazine…Read More

Episode 28: Recollections of a pastoral powerhouse, with Roger Halliwell

In this week’s episode, host Kerry Lonergan turns up the heat on veteran pastoral company identity Roger Halliwell, who spent a lifetime working with the legendary Stanbroke Pastoral Co. Prior to its sale by AMP in 2006, Stanbroke ran the largest cattle herd in the world, topping 650,000 head at one point. The company was a pioneer of many developments now commonplace in the industry, including composite breeding, extension from grassfed production into lotfeeding, and retail brand development…Read More

Episode 27: Red meat industry identity, Richard Rains

In this week’s episode, host Kerry Lonergan turns up the heat on red meat industry identity Richard Rains, the former head of exporter, Sanger Australia. A passionate crusader for the red meat industry, Richard has strong views on wide ranging topics including fake meat, the need for more branding to lift Australian beef out of the commodity space, and how the industry should respond to attacks from animal activists and environmentalists over its sustainability performance…Read More

Episode 26: The future of carbon trading, with Toby Grogan

In this week’s week’s episode of The Weekly Grill podcast series, host Kerry Lonergan turns up the heat on carbon trading expert, Toby Grogan, from Impact Agriculture. Carbon credits and carbon trading are arguably some of the most complicated and misunderstood topics in the beef industry today. What are they? How do they work? What’s in it for producers?..Read More

Episode 25: RMAC chairman John McKillop

In this week’s week’s episode of The Weekly Grill podcast series, host Kerry Lonergan turns up the heat on Red Meat Advisory Council chair, John McKillop. What does the future hold for RMAC? How has a loophole created by changes to food standards regulations three years ago opened the door for plant based proteins to be able to use ‘meat’ labels?..Read More

Episode 24: Gary Noller and Rob Sinnamon

In this week’s episode of The Weekly Grill podcast series, host Kerry Lonergan turns up the heat on RNA councillor and Beef Cattle Committee chairman Gary Noller, and Northern NSW stud cattle breeder and exhibitor Rob Sinnamon. How does the future look for stud cattle showing in Australia? What is the beef industry learning from the RNA Paddock to Palate Challenge competitions, which have risen in prominence over the past ten years?..Read More

Episode 23: Veteran meatworks cattle buyer, David Ronalds

In this week’s episode of The Weekly Grill podcast series, host Kerry Lonergan turns up the heat again on veteran Victorian meatworks cattle buyer, David Ronalds, who this year clocks up his fifty-eighth year buying cattle across eastern and central Australia. How has the industry changed? What was cattle buying like back in 1964, when he first started? Did he ever foresee slaughter cattle making the money they are today?..Read More

Episode 22: Chris Howie and Matt Dalgleish – EYCI at 1000c/kg – Have we hit the top of the cattle market?

In this week’s episode of The Weekly Grill podcast series, host Kerry Lonergan turns up the heat again on StockCo’s Chris Howie and Thomas Elder Markets’ Matt Dalgleish, on whether the industry has yet seen the peak in young cattle prices…Read More

Episode 21: Beef processor, ACC’s David Foote

In this week’s episode of The Weekly Grill podcast series, host Kerry Lonergan turns up the heat on veteran Queensland beef processor and supply chain manager, Australian Country Choice’s David Foote…Read More

Episode 20: Beef advocate and orthopaedic surgeon, Gary Fettke

In this week’s episode of The Weekly Grill podcast series, host Kerry Lonergan turns up the heat on orthopaedic surgeon, Gary Fettke, who this year has emerged as a powerful advocate for a diet containing adequate amounts of red meat…Read More

Episode 19: Low-and-slow BBQ king, Grant Coleman

In this week’s episode of The Weekly Grill podcast series, host Kerry Lonergan turns up the heat on low-and-slow BBQ king, Grant Coleman – a former runner-up in the World BBQ Championships in Houston, Texas. ..Read More

Episode 18: Chris Howie and Matt Dalgleish – have we hit the top of the cattle market?

In this week’s episode of The Weekly Grill podcast series, host Kerry Lonergan turns up the heat again on StockCo’s Chris Howie and Thomas Elder Markets’ Matt Dalgleish, on whether the industry has yet seen the peak in young cattle prices…Read More

Episode 17: Tracey Hayes – live export market class action facilitator

In this week’s episode of The Weekly Grill podcast series, host Kerry Lonergan turns up the heat on Tracey Hayes, who led the live export industry’s successful Class Action over the impact of the Federal Government’s 2011 Indonesian live export market suspension…Read More

Episode 16: Signature Beef’s Blair Angus – soon to be Australia’s newest red meat processor

In this week’s episode, host Kerry Lonergan turns up the heat on Signature Beef founder and soon to be meat processor, Blair Angus. Beef industry leaders and entrepreneurs Blair and his wife Josie are undertaking the biggest risk of their business lives in establishing their own meat processing business on their property near Clermont in Central Queensland…Read More

Episode 15: CPC managing director and Livecorp chairman, Troy Setter

In this week’s episode, host Kerry Lonergan turns up the heat on Consolidated Pastoral Co chief and Livecorp chairman, Troy Setter, touching on wide range of topics including the tight trading environment for live exporters consigning cattle into Indonesia and Vietnam, the challenges facing the northern pastoral industry, and increasing regulatory burdens being borne by the live export industry…Read More

Episode 14: Nutrition scientist and MLA board member, Manny Noakes

In this week’s episode, host Kerry Lonergan turns up the heat on prominent nutrition scientist and MLA special skills board member, Manny Noakes. Prof Noakes touches on a range of topics including common misconceptions about red meat nutrition, how red meat is presented in the national dietary guidelines, and her opinions about the emergence of plant-based proteins, often marketed as ‘meat’. ..Read More

Episode 13: Cattle Council of Australia independent northern and southern directors, Alice Greenup and Olivia Lawson

In this week’s episode, host Kerry Lonergan turns up the heat on the the challenges facing the Australian grassfed beef sector, in this wide-ranging and far-reaching discussion with Cattle Council of Australia independent northern and southern directors, Alice Greenup and Olivia Lawson…Read More

Episode 12: What was driving the red-hot market for merchandise and replacement equipment at Beef 2021?

In this Beef 2021 special episode of The Weekly Grill podcasts, brought to you by Colliers Agribusiness, host Kerry Lonergan talks with Beef 2021 chairman Bryce Camm and commercial trade exhibitors about what was driving the boom in sales of products and services, experienced across the grounds during the event…Read More

Episode 11: Agtech is everywhere, but how are producers approaching it?

In this Beef 2021 special episode of The Weekly Grill podcast series, brought to you by Colliers Agribusiness, host Kerry Lonergan looks at some interesting agtech items making their debut at the event, and talks with producers about how they are approaching technology in their own business, barriers to adoption and related topics…Read More

Episode 10: Where to for the Australian cattle market?

Once-in-a-lifetime cattle prices, and where they may trend over the remainder of 2021, was a constant topic of discussion among the thousands of industry stakeholders attending Beef 2021 last week. In this episode of The Weekly Grill, host Kerry Lonergan talks to Thomas Elder Markets’ Matt Dalgleish and a bunch of everyday cattle producers attending the event, over where they see the slaughter and store cattle markets going in coming months…Read More

Episode 9: Rural property values with Tim Lane and Rawdon Briggs

What’s ahead for property market amid an unprecendented period of super heated cattle prices, super low interest and improved seasonal conditions in many areas?..Read More

Episode 8: Saving the world with seaweed

The prospects for methane reduction from seaweed additives in stockfeed surfaced at a number of seminars held during Beef 2021 this week. In this Beef 2021 special episode of The Weekly Grill from Rockhampton, host Kerry Lonergan talks with one of the presenters, Dr Rob Kinley from Futurefeed, the company charged with commercialising the aspargopisis red seaweed product for commercial use…Read More

Episode 7: Sydney retail butcher Stephen Kelly, head of Sutcliffe Meats

In this week’s episode, host Kerry Lonergan turns up the heat on the domestic retail beef market, in a probing discussion on consumer issues, beef branding and the post-COVID retail environment with successful Sydney butcher Stephen Kelly, head of the Sutcliffe Meats chain of 10 retail outlets…Read More

Episode 6: AA Co’s Hugh Killen

In this week’s episode of The Weekly Grill podcast series, host Kerry Lonergan turns up the heat with his guest, Hugh Killen, managing director of the Australian Agricultural Co…Read More

Episode 5: Arcadian Organic’s Alister Ferguson

Australia is the world’s largest producer of Certified Organic beef, but while supply is expanding, it goes nowhere near filling global demand, Alister Ferguson from Toowoomba’s Arcadian Organic Meat Co tells host Kerry Lonergan in this week’s episode of The Weekly Grill podcast series…Read More

Episode 4: Ross Fraser

This week on The Weekly Grill, host Kerry Lonergan chews the fat with livestock transport industry legend Ross Fraser, from Fraser’s Transport…Read More

Accessing The Weekly Grill podcasts through your preferred podcast channel

A number of readers have asked about accessing Beef Central’s new podcast series, The Weekly Grill, via notifications from podcast channels. Here’s some useful information…Read More

Episode 3 – Charlie Mort

On this week’s Weekly Grill, host Kerry Lonergan talks with Queensland lotfeeder Charlie Mort on the current red hot market for feeder cattle, the tough operating environment for grainfeeding supply chains, the expansion of the Mort & Co lotfeeding business, and future plans…Read More

Episode 2 – Cattle market outlook, with TEM’s Matt Dalgleish & StockCo’s Chris Howie

This week on The Weekly Grill podcast, host Kerry Lonergan turns up the heat on cattle prices, the impact of recent rain on supply, and where the market is likely to head in coming months, with Thomas Elder Markets analyst, Matt Dalgleish and specialist livestock finance supplier StockCo’s Chris Howie…Read More

Episode 1 – Terry Nolan

This week, veteran agricultural broadcaster Kerry Lonergan joins Beef Central, hosting our brand new industry podcast series called The Weekly Grill. The new podcast series is brought to readers with..Read More

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