This week on the Best of The Country, Jamie Mackay spoke to Rabobank's Animal Proteins Analyst Blake Holgate, about how New Zealand cattle farmers could benefit from African Swine Flu.

This week's top interviews are:

Sir Brian Lochore:

A farming and footy legend reluctantly and modestly discusses the inaugural Allflex Sir Brian Lochore Outstanding Sportsperson from a Rural Background Award that will be presented at the Norwood Rural Sports Awards in Palmerston North this Friday night. We also discuss why rugby to so important to rural communities.


Damien O'Connor:

The Minister of Agriculture vigorously debates the issues of the day and denies his government is "a bunch of socialists running amok with no business nous. We also debate CGT and update the M. bovis status after three infected properties have been discovered through bulk milk testing.

Dr Jacqueline Rowarth:

A Waikato-based farming academic says things are getting really dry down on the farm and we discuss the threat the Zero Carbon Bill poses to farming.

Blake Holgate:

Is a Rabobank Animal Proteins Analyst who comments on the expected fall in lamb prices and the bank's latest beef quarterly report which sees New Zealand cattle farmers benefiting from African Swine Fever.

Winston Peters:

The New Zealand First leader enlightens us on CGT, Simon Bridges, Gerry Brownlie, students striking for climate change and 'Bungling Jihadi'.

Listen below: