Today on The Country Jamie catches up with Dr Tim Mackle to discuss whether New Zealand should reduce methane emissions by having fewer cows.

On with the show:

Lisa Murray:

Our Met Service Weather forecaster takes a look at what's in store for the weekend.

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Dr Tim Mackle:

The chief executive of Dairy NZ responds to the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment's report on methane emissions from livestock.

Tim Myers and Smiley Barrett:

We head to an onion packing house in Timaru and to a coastal south Taranaki organic dairy farm where today's Norwood panel ponders the issues of the day!

Steve Carden:

The chief executive of Pāmu, formerly Landcorp, has announced an operating profit of $48.5 million for the year ended 30 June 2018, up $12.9 million (36 percent) from the previous year. Plus he comments on the two other big farming stories of the day.

Barry Soper:

Our political correspondent ponders the fate of the racing industry, pushing and shoving in Parliament and the identity of the Limogate leaker!

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