Today on The Country we look into the animal welfare at Anzco Foods' Five Star Beef feedlot in Canterbury.

On with the show:

Grant Bunting:

ANZCO's Foods General Manager Agriculture & Livestock defends the animal welfare at his company's Five Star Beef operation - New Zealand's only large-scale commercial feedlot – after an attack earlier in the week from the animal activist organization SAFE.


Alan Jones:

We talk to the legendary Australian radio broadcaster (2GB in Sydney), former Wallabies coach, (who mentored the last Australian side to beat the All Blacks at Eden Park in 1986), and a man who has a deep affinity with the drought-ravaged farmers, having been raised on a dairy farm in south-east Queensland.

Lisa Murray:

Our Met Service forecaster says the final weekend of winter promises more early spring weather.

Jeremy Rookes and Jason Uden:

Today's panel ponders the animal welfare challenges of feed-lotting beef cattle and the winter grazing of dairy cattle.

Barry Soper:

Our political correspondent ponders spills on either side of the ditch, where Malcolm Turnbull and Simon Bridges are

Grant Nisbett:

This week's $100 TAB sports bet of the week sees us backing the ABs 21-30 paying $3.25.

Listen below: