Today The Country is coming to you from Jamie Mackay's favourite place - Queenstown.

On with the show:

Phil Duncan:

Monday's resident weather expert is keeping a wary eye on Cyclone Gita.

Dave Yard:


MPI's Incident Controller for M Bovis Response updates the latest reported outbreaks of the disease in Southland and Waitaki District, as the number of infected farms has now climbed to 23.

Steve Wyn-Harris and Grant McCallum:

Today's panel features a Central Hawkes Bay sheep farmer and a Northland cow cocky.

Julian Raine:

The President of Horticulture New Zealand comments on challenging climatic conditions but says the planets are aligning for prices.

Tim Brittain:

The 2017 Steak of Origin Grand Champion encourages other beef farmers to enter the 2018 competition with entries due to close on Wednesday.

Neal Wallace:

Senior journalist from the New Zealand Farmers Weekly looks at the big stories in this week's issue.

Listen below: