Today on The Country we catch up with Blake Holgate to find out about good prospects for lamb.

On with the show:

Simon Bridges:

National's leader says what he would have done differently with the Waimea dam, he damns the government's 153rd working group and we ask what is he going to do about the leak?

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Jane Smith:

A former winner of the Ballance Farm Environment Awards sings the praises of irrigation in her home province of North Otago and comments on MPI taking a controversial Southland farmer to court.

Graham Smith and Graeme Smith:

Today's panel features the newly-appointed chief executive of Sheep Producers Australia and the chief executive of the Waikato and Coromandel Drug Detection Agency.

Blake Holgate:

Rabobank's Animal Proteins Analyst comments on the good prospects for lamb (despite the prediction of a record low crop) and on the bank's latest beef quarterly report which sees prices remaining steady despite some northern hemisphere headwinds.

Chris Russell:

Our Australian correspondent looks back on a huge week across the ditch, dominated by politics and the drought.

Listen below: