The Paleo Diet has become an unexpected ally for the dairy industry by championing natural protein products such as butter.

The chief operating officer for Fonterra's Farm Source Miles Hurrell spoke to The Country's Jamie Mackay today about the current renaissance butter and fat are enjoying due to research suggesting they are good for the diet.

Miles and Jamie also talk about the latest GDT result, whether New Zealand has reached peak cow numbers and a wet start to the new season.

Have a listen to the full interview in the Soundcloud embed below: