It's the whole show in one go! Today The Country is brought to you by Cher. Why? On this day in 1961 the very first Golden Shears took place in New Zealand. See what we did there?

On with the show: Lisa Murray: Our Met Service forecaster talks about drying out after the big wet in the North Island and offers a farming and footy forecast for Southland.

Doug Avery: Is an inspirational Marlborough farmer who talks about being inspired by an Aussie racing car driver at the PPP Farming Conference in Melbourne.

Don Carson: The PR man for the New Zealand Forrest Owners Association comments on immigration, the Sunday programme and the taste of ram lamb meat.


Tim Hunt: Rabobank's GM Research Food & Agribusiness discusses lessons learned for NZ's meat industry from dairy's chequered history in China, a topic he presented at the recent PPP conference in Melbourne.

Jim Paterson: The former president of the New Zealand Federation of Wool Merchants reflects on the current melancholy market.

Barry Soper: Our political correspondent ponders a $2 billion pay rise for age care workers and we ask where's Obama?