34 episodes

RawAg is your link to the food chain – and every episode will take you somewhere along that chain.

From conception to consumption, you will hear from the cutting-edge players in Australian agriculture with industry news, unique views, and presentations.

We can all be better farmers, sustainable, regenerative, and innovative. We can all be more informed and aware consumers.

And RawAg, brought to you by Te Mania Angus, is your next big step in that direction.

Visit temania.com.au for more information and please let us know what you want to hear about on the RawAg podcast.

RawAg Podcast Te Mania Angus

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RawAg is your link to the food chain – and every episode will take you somewhere along that chain.

From conception to consumption, you will hear from the cutting-edge players in Australian agriculture with industry news, unique views, and presentations.

We can all be better farmers, sustainable, regenerative, and innovative. We can all be more informed and aware consumers.

And RawAg, brought to you by Te Mania Angus, is your next big step in that direction.

Visit temania.com.au for more information and please let us know what you want to hear about on the RawAg podcast.

    Episode 33: Jim Wade - Animal Nutrition, optimising animal performance.

    Episode 33: Jim Wade - Animal Nutrition, optimising animal performance.

    Jim Wade has a Rural Science degree from the University of New England in Armidale, NSW.

    Jim works as a consulting nutritionist in his own Agricultural Consulting Company (WAC), which started in August 2003. He works with a wide range of feed and premix companies, some government departments like NQ Dry Tropics, Top Stock at Mareeba and individual farms.

    His role is to provide technical support which involves product development and diet formulation, staff training days, some assistance with marketing, presenting nutrition seminars to clients showing where the products fit into their feeding program.

    WAC is responsible for formulating diets for 9 small independent feed mills throughout the east coast of Australia.

    The area of increasing demand for technical support in Qld is the beef and sheep industry. Beef producers have limited money to spend on supplements and will pay for the correct supplement which addresses the requirements of their stock where there are deficiencies. They are looking for a wholistic approach and someone to help them implement and form a plan.

    Jim was true to his word with more detail on nitrates. Click here for more information on nitrates or visit Jim's website: http://www.wadeagriculture.com.au. 

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    Episode 32: Richard McFarlane - managing grazing for the land, cattle and the bottom line.

    Episode 32: Richard McFarlane - managing grazing for the land, cattle and the bottom line.

    Richard, Emma and Janet McFarlane run the oldest Angus beef herd in South Australia.

    Established in 1845, the 19,000 acre property is situated in the Upper South East of South Australia on the shores of Lake Alexandrina. Wellington Lodge has been owned and operated by the McFarlane family for six generations and currently runs 600 Angus breeders and approximately 800 trader cattle.

    Richard has introduced a grazing approach that has reduced their inputs to almost zero and improved returns across the board.

    The grazing program has also resulted in the prolific return of native grass and plant species, such as spear grass, wallaby grass and blackhead grass, as well as aided in keeping groundcover through the very dry years. This keeps the soil cooler, keeps the microorganisms alive in the soils, even during hot spells and reduces sand drift.

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    • 47 min
    Episode 31: Grant Sims - Multi species seed mixes and no till farming for better soils and outstanding production.

    Episode 31: Grant Sims - Multi species seed mixes and no till farming for better soils and outstanding production.

    No-till Producer Grant Sims is a sixth generation farmer running the family farm with his wife Naomi and 4 children in North central Victoria Australia. The farm is 8,500 acres of dryland and some irrigation. The Sims farm has been utilizing no-till farming practices since the early 80's thanks to Grant’s father and uncle. When Grant came back full time on the farm he started looking at ways to improve the life and function of the soil through biology. In 2008 he stopped using granular synthetic fertilizers and started using a biologically made liquid fertilizer. Also at that time stop using seed dressing, insecticides and fungicides, unless absolutely necessary. The Sims have a strong focus on diversity and grow many different crops. They use companion crops, cover crops and have expanded their cow calf numbers to integrate through the system. They have seen many positive changes in the health or their soils and plants. They perform on-farm trials to learn and share methods about how to solve problems, be more profitable and improve the soil for the next generation. Grant and Naomi have recently started up a multi-species seed business, Down Under Covers, where they use their own experience and consult with world leading experts to design and put together multi species blends to help improve the soils and provide live weight gains to livestock to help farmers become more profitable. In 2015 Grant was awarded the Coles Weekly Times Farmer of the Year. Grant is the former president of the Victorian No Till Farmers Association. Find out more at downundercovers.com.

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    • 41 min
    Episode 30: Jon Wright - improving net feed intake for production, profitability and the planet

    Episode 30: Jon Wright - improving net feed intake for production, profitability and the planet

    Jon Wright is a beef cattle seedstock producer from Woodstock NSW near Cowra. Being the 4th generation on the property, cattle have been in his blood from the start. Passionate about breeding and maximising production gains, he started the Blue - E line of cattle in 1997. Blue - E was a composite of 50% Shorthorn 50% Angus that has recently included Simmental cross composite genetics. He has developed a line of cattle that has included testing and selecting for feed conversion from its inception. Coota Park Blue - E have a fully automated feeding system (Growsafe -Vytelle) imported from Canada that records the intakes of each bull day to day.


    Jon is passionate about innovation within the beef industry and how we can better reduce our costs of production. He is also a passionate grass producer, who is trying to reduce the impact we have on our surrounding environment. Jon is very concerned about how the beef industry will fit into the future of food supply in the world and very much encourages discussion in this area.

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    Episode 29: Matt Wolcott - Cow Reproduction Efficiency and Profitability

    Episode 29: Matt Wolcott - Cow Reproduction Efficiency and Profitability

    Matt has worked with the Animal Genetic and Breeding Unit (AGBU) since October 2004, in the development and improvement of genetic evaluation technologies for beef cattle breeders. Key areas of research have included the development of new traits to describe female productivity in tropically adapted beef breeds, with a focus on cow body composition and reproductive performance. He was also involved in a Trans-Tasman collaborative project to improve our understanding of factors impacting cow productivity in temperate beef breeds, with a focus on characterising and establishing the genetics of age of puberty traits.

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    • 50 min
    Episode 28: Oli Le Lievre - Agricultural Enthusiast

    Episode 28: Oli Le Lievre - Agricultural Enthusiast

    Oli Le Lievre is the Content Marketing Manager at AuctionsPlus and the Founder of Humans of Agriculture.


    His career to date has seen him working in a variety of roles ranging from farm management, to fresh produce export, corporate agribusiness advisory to agtech startups.


    Oli is passionate about increasing consumer awareness, showcasing career opportunities in agriculture to the next generation and believes that innovative people and ideas will deliver solutions for businesses and communities to thrive.
    Oli takes on these tasks in his day to day role as well as through his initiative Humans of Agriculture, which is on a journey to share 10,000 stories of people influencing our food and fibre system.


    He is currently the Vice-Chair of The Future Farmers Network and a current participant in the Australian Rural Leadership Program, the flagship program run by the ARLF. In 2021 Oli was a Zanda McDonald Award finalist and in 2018 was selected in the inaugural National Farmers Federation ‘2030 Leaders Program’




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    • 46 min

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