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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

Herd improvement company CRV Ambreed has cause to celebrate this month as its top performing bull, Aljo TEF Maelstrom, continues to prove his strong genetic value. We discuss this further with CMV Ambreed’s Georgie Smith. more »

A joint study by rural insurer FMG and Lincoln University has suggested three key steps farmers and growers can take to help prevent storm damage to their irrigators. The research was prompted by the September 2013 Canterbury wind storms and saw more than a hundred local irrigator owners share the preventative measures they took to protect their machines, FMG’s Conrad Wilkshire tells us more. 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 »

The Waikato Rural Business Network (RBN) has been up and running for over a year, with guest speaker events put on every 2-3 months. Its aim is to bring together people from all sectors of agribusiness to learn and discuss key topics of interests in Agriculture. Tomorrow night Graham Henry will be speaking. 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 »

We are joined by Steve Sterne the winner of the South Island Farmer of the Year title, which was announced at Lincoln University yesterday. We ask how the competition has honed their farming operation and what they have learned during the judging process. more »

We are joined by Greg McSkimming, key account manager at Silver Fern Farms and discuss the South Island farmer of the Year contest, fodder beat and pasture to plate awards. more »

We chat with Bayer NZ’s William Malpress and ask why the company is seeking four youth delegates to represent New Zealand at the Global Youth Ag-Summit. more »

We discuss the free trade deal with Korea and the impact it will have on NZ’s horticultural exports with the head of the country horticulture export authority Simon Hegarty. more »

We ask New Zealand’s special trade envoy Mike Petersen to explain the benefits to the ag sector of the FTA with Korea and get his assessment of Australia’s just signed FTA with China and if this poses a threat to NZ. more »

We talk with Zespri’s chief operating officer Simon Limmer tells us how the free trade deal with South Korea will be beneficial for the NZkiwifruit industry. more »

We talk with Dr Jo Scott –Jones head of the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network on it concerns about cut backs to provincial services by Air NZ. more »

The managing director of the Rural News Group Adam Fricker joins us to discuss some of the key stories from the latest issue of Rural News. more »

We are joined by ASB rural economist Nathan Penny to discuss the latest Farmshed report from the bank and what the outlook is for various commodity prices. more »

We are joined for a chat with the chair of the Meat Industry Excellence John McCarthy for a chat about candidates for the upcoming meat company elections and other industry issues. 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 »

We catch up with chairman of the Lincoln University Foundation Ben Todhunter and discuss the finals of the South Island Farmer of the Year contest which is being held later this week more »

We chat with the newly crowned 2014 Young Horticulturalist of the Year who was announced in Auckland last night. We ask Patrick Malley about the competition and what the plan is for the year ahead and further into the future. more »

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