Today on The Country, Jamie Mackay investigates why there are only 5.6 sheep per person in New Zealand.
On with the show:
Our 'Aucklander of the Day' grew up on a Waikato dairy farm, went to high-profile rugby college and was a Labour supporter from childhood!
The PR man for the New Zealand Forest Owners Association talks about a doubling of planting for the industry, falling sheep numbers and the prospects of the world halving its meat consumption.
Jeremy Rookes and Jason Uden:
Today's panel features two farming folk from different sides of the farm track!
We ask our Met Service forecaster if the Australian heatwave is coming our way?
Rabobank's Sustainability Analyst discusses a podcast he recorded on the complex issues of carbon farming and carbon credits and why farmers and foresters should consider opting into the Emissions Trading Scheme.
We find the founder of the Hilux NZ Rural Games (March 9/10 in Palmerston North) in the sporting capital of Australasia, Melbourne, where cricket, tennis and baseball are all on the menu today.