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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.
 

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Interviews on Demand

It is the last week of the election and we catch up with the primary industry spokesman from different political parties and what they plan for the sector if they get in Government. In this final slot we chat with current Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy. 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 ask Fed Farmers president William Rolleston about his concerns over what a proposed water tax will mean for the agricultural sector if the Greens and Labour make it into power more »


We catch up with the managing director of Elders NZ Stu Chapman who will draw the winner of our ‘Calm Your Farm’ competition and discuss topical rural issues more »


The New Zealand avocado export season has kicked off with a record-breaking crop that's catalysed a raft of firsts for the industry, according to New Zealand's largest grower group AVOCO- responsible for 65% of New Zealand's avocado growers. We discuss what challenges this will provide for the NZ industry with director of AVOCO, Alistair Young. 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 »


Farmers on properties with a net annual profit less than $50,000 list ‘minimising pollution’, ‘improving the condition of the property’ and ‘ensuring employees enjoy their job’ as more important objectives than ‘expanding the business’ or ‘making a comfortable living’. We discuss this research conducted by Lincoln University Senior Lecturer in Farm Management Research, Dr Kevin Old. more »


Silver Fern Farms’ sales manager Grant Howie for a market update. more »


We are joined by Beef+Lamb NZ’s uptake manager Gary Walton to talk about the organisation’s ‘Growing Great Lambs’ workshops. more »


It is the last week of the election and we catch up with the primary industry spokesman from different political parties and what they plan for the sector if they get in Government. In this slot we chat with Labour’s Damien O’Connor more »


Cows that have become ill, with some dying, after grazing on swede crops has seen veterinarians in Southland veterinary practices at the forefront of dealing with this animal health issue. We discuss this with Dr Mark Bryan, of the New Zealand Veterinary Association more »


It is the last week of the election and we catch up with the primary industry spokesman from different political parties and what they plan for the sector if they get in Government. In this slot we chat with The Green’s Steffan Browning more »


In our rugby re-cap slot we catch up with the physio of the ’87 World Cup winning squad Neil Familton and ask what he is up to these days and about his thoughts on today’s rugby game and players. more »


We are joined by Rural News Group senior reporter Peter Burke and talk about some of the key stories making headlines in this week’s issue of Rural News. more »


It is the last week of the election and we catch up with the primary industry spokesman from different political parties and what they plan for the sector if they get in Government. In this slot we chat with NZ First’s Richard Prosser 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 »


The co- editor of Dairy Exporter Erin Hutchinson joins us to talk about some of the stories making headlines in this month’s issue of the magazine. more »


We catch up with the MetService’s Rob Kerr to get the outlook for the weather around the country this week more »


Voting for the Wool Levy Referendum has opened with voting papers sent to all New Zealand sheep farmers last week. We chat with the chair of the Wool Levy Group Sandra Faulkner about the vote. more »


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