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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

Former All Black and Crusader loose forward Sam Bromhall joins us live from the South Island field days to chat about rugby and his Leeston-based family company Think Water, which provides pumping and irrigation products, services and solutions. more »

Mark Daniel -- machinery editor for the Rural News Group -- joins us for a discussion on some of the machinery and tractors available at this year's South Island field days and the big Welshman also talks to us about rugby, cricket and his new career. more »

We meet up with Roger Nehoff -- GM of Class Harvest centre in Canterbury -- at the South Island field days and chat to him about the latest gear and popular items available form his company this year. more »

We catch up with Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy to find out what he has been up to an all the news and happenings from his portfolio more »

CRV Ambreed’s national sales manager Matt Macfie joins us live from the SIAFDs and tells us all about us the company’s core business of dairy semen production and sales in the New Zealand market. more »

We catch up with Fonterra chairman John Wilson and discuss yesterday’s interim result and the payout announcement made by the dairy co-op yesterday. more »

We are joined by Fed Farmers sales manager Lyndel Stone who is manning the Fed’s stall at SIAFDS who will talk about the farmer contracts the farmer lobby is selling and the farmer reaction/buy in, and the general feel/attitude of farmers at the Field Days more »

We catch up with Silver Fern Farm’s chief executive Dean Hamilton who joins us live from the opening day of the South Island Field Days at Kirwee. more »

We catch up with Labour’s primary industries spokesman Damien O’Connor who is live with us at the South Island Field Days. 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 »

It is the opening days of the three-day South Island Agricultural Field Days at its new 40 ha site at Kirwee. We speak with chairman Alistair Robinson from the organising committee more »

The chairman of MIE John McCarthy joins us to update us on feedback on the lobby group’s report into meat sector reforms. He also wants to clarify claims made by Alliance Murray Taggart about meeting’s between MIE and Alliance Group, more »

DCANZ”s executive director Kimberly Crewther joins us to explain why the organisation has joined with national dairy organisations from Australia and the United States in appealing for their governments to progress a swift, but successful conclusion to the TPP negotiations. more »

We are joined by the editor of Dairy News Sudesh Kissun to discuss some of the key stories making headlines in this week’s edition of the dairy magazine. more »

We are joined by the ANZ’s GM Agri and Strategy Ross Verry who has some interesting things to say about red meat productivity and the massive gap between the productivity of a small number of high-performing red meat farms and the rest. more »

We catch up with NZ Farm Environment Trust general manager David Natzge and discuss how thi syear’s regional awards are progressing and details about the national finals. more »

We chat with NZX analyst Ivan Luketina about the grain market and how the NZ and Aussie harvests have impacted on world grain prices and the outlook for grain. more »

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

The Southern Dairy Hub proposal is on the way towards reaching its target, with over $500,000 of the $2 million required pledged to date. We ask Southern Dairy Development Trust chairman Matthew Richards about the project and how farmers can get involved. 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 »

Rural News

Thursday, 26 March 2015
A forestry worker has been killed after being struck by a log that fell off a truck at a remote forestry site at Te Wera.

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