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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

Farmers may lose control of the red meat industry, and see the opportunities that currently exist being captured by foreign investors if industry restructuring is delayed, claims MIE. We ask MIE deputy chairman Mark Patterson about this. 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 »

Meat Industry commentator Allan Barber joins us to discuss Silver Fern Farms’ result, Keith Cooper’s resignation and reforms proposed by MIE. more »

We are joined by the chairman of Silver Fern Farms Rob Hewett to cover the company’s financial performance, and changes for the year ahead including the impending retirement of chief executive Keith Cooper. more »

We catch up with Beef+Lamb NZ’s northern North Island extension manager Alison Whitehead to discuss a project running in Northland for about three years that has just come to an end looking at finishing beef animals in 20 months. more »

The editor of Dairy News Sudehs Kissun joins us to discuss some of the key stories making headlines in this week’s edition of his dairy publication. more »

We catch up with the chief executive of Deer Industry NZ Dan Coup to talk about the changes in farm production systems and market development that are needed to enable farmers to maximise the income potential of their deer. more »

Fonterra has started the consultation process with the view of lodging consent applications to build two new high-efficiency milk powder driers at its Studholme site in South Canterbury. We discuss what this will mean with Fonterra’s managing director of global operations Robert Spurway. more »

We speak with the editor of NZ Farmers Weekly Bryan Gibson to find out what is making headlines in this week’s issue. more »

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

we are joined by the chief executive of LIC Wayne McNee to discuss outcomes of last week’s annual meeting and also look at what is on the future agenda for the dairy breeding co-op. more »

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 »

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