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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 talk with Dr Sally Price, a senior researcher at Lincoln, who is looking to raise funds so she can develop a set of guidelines for farmers to encourage the growth of naturally occurring methane-consuming soil microbes, called methanotrophs. more »

New research funding will support the pipfruit industry in opening the door for apple exports in new high-value Asian markets. We discuss this with Pipfruit NZ chief executive Alan Pollard. more »

We catch up with Veronica Herrera, MPI Director Investigation Diagnostic Centres and Response, and discuss the efforts being put in to monitor and prevent any more fruit fly incursions this year. more »

We catch up with Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy to find out what he has been up over the past couple of weeks and all the news and happenings his portfolio. more »

We catch up with Westland Milk Product’s Westland Milk Products chairman Matt O'Regan and discuss yesterday’s announcement and reasoning to cut the forecast payout for the coming season by 40 cents per kg MS. 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 »

According to research done by Lincoln University many farmers have a significant problem with regard to succession planning, meaning the majority of their children will be unable to receive an adequate farm-based income or continue farming. We discuss this more with Kevin Old of Lincoln. more »

We catch up with Silver Fern Farms marketing manager Sharon Angus who tells about the company’s meat being on the menu for the Chinese president’s visit to NZ last week. more »

We are joined by Andrew Jolly, Beef+Lamb NZ’s Mid-Northern North Island extension manager, talks to us about what is happening in the red meat sector in his part of the world. more »

Fed Farmers Waikato president and dairy section vice president Chris Lewis tells us why he reckons it’s time to re-introduce the old farm cadet scheme to help ease the labour issues in the agri-sector. more »

We chat with Stephen Rabbidge of the NZ Sheep Breeders Association about a field day been held next week on the property of 2014 national ewe hogget winners Simon and Kirstin Engelbrechts’ farm near Palmerston in Otago. more »

We discuss the recently signed agreement between Miraka, Shanghai Pengxin and Mengniu that will see rapid expansion of the Miraka UHT plant at Taupo and help meet consumer demand for New Zealand produced UHT milk in China, with Shanghai Pengxin’s Gary Romano. more »

All entries in the 2015 New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards – including the dairy trainee, New Zealand Sharemilker/Equity Farmer of the Year and New Zealand Farm Manager of the Year competitions – close at midnight this Sunday, November 30. So we catch up with NZ DIA chair Gavin Roden more »

We catch up with the editor of Dairy News Sudesh Kissun to find out what is making headlines in this week’s edition of the dairy sector magazine more »

We are joined by our Australian correspondent Stephen Cooke to discuss what is happening in the ag scene over the ditch – including the recently signed FTA with China. more »

We are joined by Beef+Lamb NZ’s North American regional manager Terry Meikle for an update on what is happening in that part of the world in regards to NZ red meat promotion. more »

Dairy analyst Susan Kilsby gives us the rundown on the recent results of the GDT, held last week. She tells us why NZX Agri has dropped its Seasonal Farmgate Milk Price for the 2014-15 season by 20c to $4.55 per kg milksolids more »

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

We catch up with Elders NZ chief Stu Chapman to discuss the NZ Yarn deal which is settled on Friday and how the Just Shorn brand is leading the way in grower incentives. more »

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