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On The Field with Richard Loe

Former All Black turned farmer Richard Loe hosts the popular farming show "On The Field" direct from a purpose built studio on his Canterbury farm located near Oxford. Richard is truly a man of the land and his interviews display his hands on knowledge of the many topics that are effecting the rural population.

You can listen to the show live on the radio (or on-line) from 10am till 11am, Monday - Friday or the repeated show between 5am - 6am on LiveSPORT.

The latest Interviews on Demand are below as too are the latest breaking rural sector news stories.

Interviews on Demand

Grant Howie, head of sales and inventory for Silver Fern Farms, talks to us about some of the red meat marketing initiatives currently been undertaken by his company. more »

We are joined by returning office for this year’s Fonterra board and shareholder elections Warwick Lamp to discuss the process. The voting period runs from Friday, 17 October to Monday, 10 November 2014. The results will be determined and announced after the close of voting more »

We catch up with organiser of Beyond Reasonable Drought project Ant Lagan to discuss the success of earlier seminars held this year and the upcoming workshops being held in Northland and Waikato next month. more »

Hawke’s Bay growers and farmers need to commit to the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme soon because the opportunity for reliable water won’t arise again and the project’s backers need assurances of uptake before Christmas, according IrrigationNZ chief Andrew Curtis. more »

ASB Bank has recently released the latest issue of its FarmShed Report, which has good news for beef producers and not so good news for dairy farmers. We speak more about this with ASB Rural Economist Nathan Penny. more »

We are joined by former adversary of Loey’s; Australian hooker and rugby commentator Phil Kearns for his view on the woeful Wallabies and what really happened to Ewen Mackenzie. more »

We catch up with Rural News senior reporter peter Burke and get a rundown on some of the key stories making headlines in the paper this week. more »

Entries are now being accepted in the 2015 New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards, including the New Zealand Sharemilker/Equity Farmer of the Year, New Zealand Farm Manager of the Year and New Zealand Dairy Trainee of the Year competitions. We discuss this more with awards chair Gavin Roden more »

Family businesses in New Zealand have grown more than the global average with 74% of New Zealand family businesses having grown in the last 12 months versus 65% globally, according to PWC’s global family business survey 2014. We discuss this with PwC partner Brent Goldsack. more »

We are joined by the editor of Countrywide magazine Terry Brosnahan to discuss some of the key stories making headlines in this month’s edition more »

We catch up with the MetService’s Stephen Glassey to get the weekly outlook for the weather around the country. more »

We catch up with the GM of Circle Auctions Chris Lindsay and discuss the large Farm Machinery Auction and Open Day on Tuesday and Wednesday. The event is held in conjunction with the Southern Field Days and the entire event will take place under the roof at the Southern Field Days Cow Construction Agri Centre in Waimumu – Gore. more »

The finalists for this year’s Lincoln University Foundation South Island Farmer of the Year competition. We ask chair of the Lincoln Foundation Ben Todhunter for some details on each of them. more »

With the heartland rugby competition on the go we have a weekly chat with Steve Hale about the competition, key teams, match-ups and how the regional heartland rugby competition is shaping up. more »

We catch up with the newly appointed marketing director of venison marketer Duncan and Company Glen Tyrell for an update on what is happening with venison prices and markets this season. more »

We catch up with current Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy to find out if he will still remain in this role when the new cabinet is announced, what he has been up to post election and if he will throw his hat into the ring for the Labour leadership. more »

Sandra Faulkner, chair of the Wool Levy Group, joins us to explain the final outcome of the levy vote, which has seen wool growers reject the proposal for an industry good body funded by a levy. more »

We are joined by David Beatson from Country TV who tells us what is making news on the nation’s only dedicated rural channel this week. more »

We catch up with 3 News’ political editor Patrick Gower for an update on all things political and what has being happening in the world of politics this week. more »

Dr Stuart Charters, Head of Department for Lincoln University’s newly established Department of Informatics and Enabling Technologies tells us why he thinks too many students are overlooking the technological needs and opportunities of the primary sector, even though career prospects are high more »

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