Today on The Country we catch up with Mark Schatzker who is a connoisseur of read meat and steak in particular.

On with the show:

Mark Schatzker:

We talk meat with an award-winning Canadian food and travel writer, radio columnist, journalist and author of two New York Times best sellers, who is in NZ next week to attend the First Light Spring Muster aka AGM in Hawke's Bay.

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Mark is author of 'The Dorito Effect': The Surprising New Truth about Food and Flavour and 'Steak': One Man's Search for the World's Tastiest Piece of Beef. He is an authority on meat and nutrition and has appeared as a nutrition expert more than 50 times on the Emmy winning television programme 'The Dr Oz Show', watched by millions.

Cameron Bagrie:

Is an independent economist who says if the New Zealand dollar was to drop to US60c by Christmas, as some pundits are predicting, then it will be the result of major economic upset somewhere in the world in the next four months.

Camron Meade:

We take our monthly look at the rural real estate market. Today it's the turn of the PGG Wrightson National Sales Manager.

Ele Ludemann/Kieran McAnulty:

Today's panel features our North Otago farming correspondent in the Blue corner and the Wairarapa-based Labour List MP fighting out of the Red corner.

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