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An agricultural podcast that brings together farmers, scientists, consumers, industry and thought leaders to try and answer those tricky but crucial questions everyone else is avoiding.

There's an Elephant in my Paddock! Jayne Cuddihy

    • Business
    • 4.7, 15 Ratings

An agricultural podcast that brings together farmers, scientists, consumers, industry and thought leaders to try and answer those tricky but crucial questions everyone else is avoiding.

    Opportunities for Australian agriculture from the COVID 19 outbreak

    Opportunities for Australian agriculture from the COVID 19 outbreak

    Progressive grazier and entrepreneur James Walker from Longreach in Queensland asks a terrific question- what are the opportunities for Australian agriculture to come from the COVID 19 outbreak? And to talk about the tricky stuff, host Nicole Bond is joined by Fiona Simson from the National Farmers Federation, Tasmanian farmer and television personality Matthew Evans and economist Phin Ziebell from the National Australia Bank.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Sexual Harassment in rural Australia

    Sexual Harassment in rural Australia

    Rural photographer Edwina Robertson asks when Australia will have it's reckoning in regards to sexual harassment in rural Australia. According to some commentators, we're too late- but all agree we are at crisis point and attitudes and employment systems need to change. Join host Nicole Bond and producer Jayne Cuddihy as they discover another Elephant in the Paddock with guests Dr Skye Saunders- Australia's leading expert on rural sexual harassment, Jackie Jarvis- past president of the Rural, Regional, Remote Women's Network of Western Australia and Dr Lucie Newsome- a lecturer in business at the University of New England in Armidale.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Why aren't producers engaged with industry representation?

    Why aren't producers engaged with industry representation?

    Why don't we see greater numbers of cattle producers actively engaging in industry affairs these days?
    A question put forward by James Nason, publisher of Beef Central (http://www.beefcentral.com/).
    There's an Elephant in My Paddock host Nicole Bond and producer Jayne Cuddihy hit the phones and gauge interest from a grass roots level, talking to several producers about their engagement with industry bodies.
    They also get some answers from industry 'agvocate' and beef producer Josie Angus-https://www.signaturebeef.com.au/signature-story.html.
    Daniel Meade from Victoria completed a Nuffield Scholarship on why producers aren't as engaged with industry issues and offers some practical solutions as to how to better engage them. Download his report here. https://nuffield.com.au/daniel-meade/

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Should we maintain a national core breeding herd and flock?

    Should we maintain a national core breeding herd and flock?

    Mike Stephens from Meridian Ag has asked a particularly sticky question in this episode. It turns out everyone is thinking about it, but no one has the answer... or do they? Join host Nicole Bond as she chats to Chris Mirams, the executive chair of the Sheep Producers Association of Australia, Stephen Moore, General Manager - Corporate and Commercial for the Northern Australia Pastoral Company and the Cattle Council's Olivia Lawson.

    • 1 hr
    There's an Elephant in my Paddock- Australia's rural vet crisis

    There's an Elephant in my Paddock- Australia's rural vet crisis

    Australian animal vets graduate knowing that several of their alumni will suicide during the course of their careers. Does that shock you? It shocked our host Nicole Bond when journalist Sally Cripps brought up the subject. In this episode we delve deep into the crisis facing our rural vets- a shocking suicide rate, poor rates of pay, emotional blackmail and a crippling workload. Join us for a candid conversation with Dr Libby Harriman, Dr Glenn Keneally and Ellen Buckle from the Australia Cattle Vets Association as they discuss everything from the changing roles of large animal vets, the bio-security of our nation and how to look after a crucial industry.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    There's an Elephant in my Paddock- LIVE at the QRRRWN's Ekka High Tea

    There's an Elephant in my Paddock- LIVE at the QRRRWN's Ekka High Tea

    This episode was recorded LIVE from the Queensland Rural Regional and Remote Women's Network's High Tea at Queensland's Ekka. Hosted by Nicole Bond and produced by Jayne Cuddihy the question for the amazing panellists centres around creativity and the marketing and monetising of it.
    Including photographer Edwina Robertson, Rural Room's Bec Bignall, Charlotte Durack of Agri Creative and author and flower arranger extraordinaire Annabelle Hickson this is a vibrant and inspiring conversation not to be missed.

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

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I can't recommend this podcast enough to anyone that is interested in agriculture, life and the issues facing those that live and work in the bush.

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