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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

As the drought begins to bite, the collaborative partnership between PGG Wrightson and Country TV is providing farmers with the insights they need to make the best decisions about when and where to sell (or buy) stock. We discuss this more with PGG Wrightson’s head of livestock Peter Moore more »

We are joined by NZ Agri sheep and beef analysts Chris Taylor for a rundown on what is happening in the red meat markets around the world and at home. more »

We chat with Ben Todhunter about the upcoming field day on Feb 13 on the property of the winner of last year’s South Island Farmer of the Year contest 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 regular OTF show rural commentator Don Nicolson for his thoughts on the past fortnight in both the farming and political sectors. more »

We chat with Gavin Roden to find out why the 2015 New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards has continued to attract large numbers of first time entrants to the awards programme, which aims to help people progress their career in the dairy industry. more »

We catch up with Shearing NZ’s Doug Laing to find out how the attempt on the nine hour ewe-shearing record by Stacey Te Huia went yesterday. more »

We talk with ANZ’s head of agri Graham Turley about the bank’s recently announced assistance package for farmers affected by extreme dry conditions across much of New Zealand’s east coast. And also ask about the year ahead for farming. more »

We catch up with Tim Mackle from Dairy NZ and discuss the outlook for dairy farmers this year with a falling payout. As well as advice on managing dry conditions in many parts of the country. more »

Westpac says it’s gearing up to assist its hardest hit customer farmers in South Canterbury and North Otago who will feel the financial crunch of the drought-like conditions shortly. We discuss this more with Westpac’s head of agribusiness Mark Steed. more »

We catch up with Silver Fern Farms’ general manager livestock farming Jeremy Absolom for an update on what is happening in global markets for red meat. more »

Four women from throughout New Zealand have been selected as Dairy Women’s Network’s 2015 Dairy Woman of the Year finalists. We discuss the finalists further with DWN chief executive Zelda de Villiers . more »

We are joined by the president of Federated Farmers William Rolleston for the first time this year to get an outlook on the year ahead for agriculture and farming. more »

We are joined by Beef+Lamb NZ’s northern South Island extension manager Ian Knowles for an update on what is happening in his part of the country and how sheep and beef farmers are dealing with the dry conditions. more »

The NZ wine industry is strongly opposing a proposal from the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) to recover $2.9 million per year from the wine industry to meet the costs of its wine regulatory programme. We chat with NZ Winegrowers chair Steve Green about this and the outlook for the sector this year. more »

Farmers are choosing to keep making their own decisions as there is no immediate extra profit in having formal governance boards and committees, according to a recent Lincoln University survey. We chat with one of the report’s authors Dr Kevin Old researchers 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 »

Ngāi Tahu-led agricultural initiative Whenua Kura has announced the introduction of Lincoln University’s signature Diploma in Agriculture, to the Whenua Kura suite of programmes. We discuss what this means with programme manager Renata Hakiwai, more »

We catch up with Beef+Lamb NZ’s regional manager for Europe Dave Harrison and discuss what is going on in the that part of the work in the red meat market. more »

We are joined by Sandra Taylor of Countrywide magazine to talk about a couple of the feature articles appearing in this month’s issue of the magazine more »

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