Who we are

Episode 3 (EP3) is an independent, data-driven market analysis service that provides premium insights and reports to the agriculture industry, food manufacturing sector and their associated markets. 

Through robust analytical assessment, EP3 assists agricultural stakeholders to make better, more informed decisions that drive profitability. 

EP3 offers high-quality reports for primary producers, government, RDC’s and corporate entities, to a subscriber base as well as on a retained basis. 

Our reports will help guide you to understand the critical factors in food, agricultural and commodity markets. These reports will be short and easy to understand and free from as much jargon as possible. 

Our experience gained from working in the markets space, and providing analytical content allows EP3 to break down complex situations into easily understood and meaningful insights. 

"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." - Albert Einstein

Core Values

Objectivity: Judgment based on observable phenomena and uninfluenced by emotions or personal prejudices.

Independence: Freedom from control or influence of another or others.

Integrity: The quality of being honest and having strong moral principles.

Experience: Knowledge, skill, or practice derived from the direct observation of, or participation in, a particular activity.

From data to decisions

Our Data

EP3 uses a combination of proprietary data collected by the founders of the business, along with data from partners and public data sources. 

The team combines this data with years of experience to provide market analysis which will help make more informed decisions. 

Datasets include pricing, weather and supply/demand data for each of the commodities which we cover. 

Our History

Andrew Whitelaw and Matt Dalgleish, the founders of EP3, began working together in commodity market analysis in 2016 at an agriculture analysis firm owned and operated by Ruralco, a listed Australian company. In 2019, Ruralco was acquired by Agrium Australia (formerly known as Landmark), a wholly owned subsidiary of Canadian agribusiness, Nutrien.  

In 2020 Andrew and Matt decided to leave Nutrien to form a new food and agriculture analysis business known as Thomas Elder Markets (TEM), with the support of Elders Rural Services, a listed Australian company. 

In 2022, Andrew and Matt took over the ownership of TEM, rebranding the business and relaunching as Episode 3 (EP3).