Today The Country catches up with Fonterra before skiving off to watch the Black Caps v England ODI. Howzat!

On with the show:

Dougal King:

Is a Hororata dairy farmer who's been once again hit by senseless anti-farming vandalism, this time with holes drilled in 24 tyres on two pivot irrigators, following on from a similar attack on 30 tyres in October 2017.


Charles Fergusson:

Fonterra's Regional Head for Canterbury, Marlborough and Tasman reviews last night's solid GDT auction result (-0.6%), comments on the cooperative's controversial investment in Beingmate and previews the farmer roadshow coming up in late March.

Chris Brandolino:

NIWA's principal weather scientist warns of Cyclone Hola and talks about the summer drought in past tense.

Jane Smith and David Broome:

Today's panel features a former winner of the Ballance Farm Environment Awards and the former Chief of Staff for Winston Peters.

Andy Thompson:

Is a former West Coast cow cocky who shamelessly takes the opportunity to promote his upcoming AgFest Field Days.


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