Today on The Country, Jamie Mackay caught up with NZ Veterinarian Association chief vet officer Dr Helen Beattie to find out how people can look after their horses and other animals during the Covid-19 lockdown.

On with the show:

Andrew Hoggard:

Is a Manawatu dairy farmer and the Vice President of Federated Farmers. Today he dispenses some good old-fashioned, down-on-the-farm common sense on how to get through the lockdown.


Dr Helen Beattie:

The NZ Veterinarian Association chief vet officer answer some questions about what is essential work for her industry and what can wait.

Simon Bridges:

The Leader of the Opposition says he's not deprived of political oxygen and he agrees we need to be tougher at our borders.

Shane McManaway and Jack Raharuhi:

We yarn with the man behind the PPP Farming Conference and the newly-announced 2020 Zanda McDonald Award winner.

Chris Russell:

We compare lockdown procedures with our Australian correspondent and we reckon we're on the right side of the Tasman.


Listen below: