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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

We catch up with regular OTF show rural commentator Don Nicolson for his thoughts on the past fortnight in both the farming and political sectors. more »


Up to 200 farmers – a mix of sheep/beef, dairy and cropping operators – are expected to attend the World Wide Agriculture 2015 conference to be held in Ashburton later this year. We chat about it more with one of the organisers Bruce Hore. more »


We are joined by NZX Agri dairy analyst Susan Kilsby for her take on the recent GDT dairy auction and the outlook for dairy prices for this season and the year ahead. more »


Rural Contractors NZ president Steve Levet joins us for a chat on how the season is going for contractors around the country and his organisation’s continuing frustration with immigration laws. 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 »


The chair of Fed Farmers High Country section Chas Todhunter joins us to talk about some of the key issues dominating the thoughts of NZ’s high country farmers. more »


We catch up with Michelle Thompson chief executive of the Rural Health Alliance to discuss the Inaugural National Rural Health Conference, which is been held in Rotorua from March 13-14 and who some of the key speakers and what topics they will be raising. more »


We are joined by the chairman of Silver Fern Farms Rob Hewett to discuss the director training more »


We are joined by Beef+Lamb NZ’s Environment Extension Manager Erica van Reenen and discuss the work going on in the environmental field by sheep and beef producers. 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 since we last chatted. more »


The NZ Merino Company and Farm IQ have been working with farmers Paul & Pru Ensor on improving the profitability of their high country sheep and beef farm. We hat with Paul Ensor about this and an upcoming field day being held on Glennan Station at the end of March. more »


KPMG’s 2014 analysis of the banking sector has recently been released. We chat with agribusiness expert Ian Proudfoot on his rural commentary in this report 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 »


We are joined by David Clarke regional manager for the Canterbury area for rural specialist bank Rabobank. We ask how farmers and the ag scene is faring in his part of the world. more »


Beef+Lamb New Zealand’s market manager for China and Taiwan Siu-Lin Shim joins us for an update on the activities promoting NZ red meat in her part of the world more »


We are joined by the editor of Countrywide magazine Terry Brosnahan to talk about a couple of the feature articles appearing in this month’s issue of the magazine more »


We catch up with the MetService’s John Law to get the weekly outlook for the weather around the country more »


Aalt Dijkhuizen, one of the leading Dutch experts in world food and agriculture, is visiting New Zealand to discuss the future of the international dairy industry. He shares his views on how the Netherlands and New Zealand can work together to create a dairy system that is greener and more competitive more »


We catch up with our Australian correspondent Stephen Cooke and get a rundown on what is happening in the Aussie farming scene and ask if he is willing to concede defeat on the eve of the big cricket work cup game between NZ and Aussie. more »


The Australian distributor of Roundup, Sinochem, this week announced that New Zealand distribution of agricultural supplies of Roundup has been awarded to Agritrade Ltd. We chat with Agritrade’s Nick Berry and ask what this means fro NZ farmers and consumers of Roundup more »



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