This week on The Best of The Country, Jamie Mackay finds out what super heroes and New Zealand pasture have in common with Tim Hunt, and learns how to be a good employer with Ben Allomes.
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Sheep and beef farmers achieved another record high lambing percentage this spring, according to Beef + Lamb New Zealand's (B+LNZ) Lamb Crop 2018 report. The average ewe lambing percentage for 2018 was 129.0 per cent, up 1.7 percentage points on last year and up nearly 8 percentage points on the average for the previous 10 years.
National's Spokesperson for Agriculture gets stuck into the state-owned farmer Landcorp and says it shouldn't be meddling by making submissions to Michael Cullen's Tax Working Group.
The PM ponders the politicization of Pamu and whether we are pandering to political correctness.
We talk to the inaugural winner of the MPI Good Employer Awards - a high profile cow cocky who wears many farming hats.
Rabobank's Australasian Head of Research talks about his presentation to the Pasture Summits this week in Hamilton and Ashburton.
Is rural raconteur who's not laughing about Dr. Mike Joy's continuing attacks on farming and the rural community over water quality.