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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

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

We catch up with Federated Farmers chief executive Graham Smith and discuss how he is settling into his role and touch on a speech he gave earlier this week on key trends and demands in New Zealand’s farming sector. more »

Stu Chapman from Elders joins us to discuss some of the latest goings-on at his company and in the wider agriculture/farming sector. more »

Hamilton-based Dairy Solutionz Ltd has led an expert genetics team to develop a new dairy cow breed conditioned to thrive in lower elevation tropical climates and achieve high milk production under heat stress. We talk with chief executive Derek Faithweather about this development. 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 »

Applications for FMG’s agriculture scholarships are now open and will this year include school leavers looking to study ag-based degrees at Waikato University. The company is also offering two students $4,000 a year towards their tuition fees when entering their first year of an ag-related degree at Lincoln, Massey and Waikato Universities. FMG’s Conrad Wilkshire tells us more. more »

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 »

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