Today on The Country Jamie catches up with Nathan Penny - the source of the $9/kg lamb rumour.

On with the show:

Damien O'Connor:

The Minister of Agriculture comments on his recent trade trip to Europe, new animal welfare regulations, M. bovis and 25 years of Winston and NZ First.

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Rob Hewett:

The Chairman of Silver Fern Farms announces the winners of the 'Plate to Pasture Youth Scholarships' plus he looks at the prospects for lamb (and the Stags).

Nadine Porter:

We welcome back a former correspondent to The Country who been in the UK working for the British government on the EU exit (Brexit). She also talks about her ambition to set up sustainable goat milking and cheese making enterprise on just 13 acres in Wales – and without subsidies.

Nathan Penny:

We hunt down ASB's Rural Economist as we go in search of the source of the $9/kg lamb "Holy Grail" rumour plus we look at the prospects for tonight's GDT auction.

Listen below: