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Olivia Agar

Olivia Agar
Olivia has a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree from the University of Sydney, specialising in Agronomy. She has worked in diverse roles in the agriculture industry, including procurement, rural merchandise and horticultural agronomy before joining the Mecardo team in 2017.

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When the rains do come, will we see a repeat of the historic 2014 rally?

Posted by Olivia Agar on 17 July 2019

Drought, destocking, and strong overseas cattle prices. The current picture of the cattle market isn't unfamiliar, with many factors on the surface looking remarkably similar to the period just before the breaking of the 2014 drought. So can we expect a repeat of the historic rally?

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Topics: Cattle market / cattle price, cattle, Drought

Meat the women challenging perceptions in the supply chain

Posted by Olivia Agar on 23 April 2019

What happens when you put 200 women from the meat industry in one room? Thanks to Sheep Producers Australia I was able to find out at the launch of Meat Business Women Australia.

The networking event held in Melbourne brought women from right across the country, and right across the meat supply chain, including producers, processors, retailers, industry representatives, as well as this fortunate market analyst.

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Topics: cattle, agricultural industry

Backing the live cattle trade

Posted by Olivia Agar on 20 June 2018

There’s no question that the live export trade is the headline hogger of the agriculture industry. It’s a topic that, whether for or against, many people feel strongly about and so emotions and ethics tend to drive a lot of the passion fuelled debate at public and government level.

As you know, at Mecardo we like to strip things back to the raw data and facts but this time we need your help to collect them.

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