Today on The Country, Jamie Mackay caught up with Mavis Mullins for a recap of the action from Te Kuiti over the weekend at the New Zealand Shearing Championships.
On with the show:
We ask Monday's resident weather expert whether the drought is over?
We talk to a legend in New Zealand shearing and wool-handling circles about a huge night in Te Kuiti on Saturday night for Hawkes Bay shearer Cam Ferguson who will join Rowland Smith in France in July for the World Champs.
Don Nicolson and David Broome:
Today's panel features a former President of Federated Farmers and the former chief of staff for Winston Peters as we discuss Brexit. Will May get her way? What does that mean for NZ farmers? And does the current President of Federated Farmers have a conflict of interest over the proposed sale of Westland Milk Products?
The PR Man for the New Zealand Forest Owners Association takes Simon Upton, the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, to task over some of the findings in last week's report to Parliament over greenhouse gases and how to treat them.
We yarn to a Waikato dairy farmer (Director of Farmlands, former director of Ballance), about the big dry in his region and why he reckons a grass-fed system is not necessarily the answer for farming in the future under climate change.