Today on The Country, Jamie Mackay caught up with Dr Jacqueline Rowarth to find out if fewer cows in New Zealand means more money for farmers.
On with the show:
In the absence of Dane Coles, we go to the top of the All Blacks drawer for a replacement on Farmside Footy.
Dr Jacqueline Rowarth:
Is a leading farming academic who challenges the idea being promoted in the media that farmers can make more money by decreasing stocking rates, saying some hard-line environmentalists would even go as far as suggesting New Zealand would be better off without methane-emitting ruminant livestock.
Our favourite Green has a crack at our favourite farming academic and says the first rule of politics is never to count Winston out.
The GM of PGG Wrightson Livestock laments the loss of Fieldays but says the livestock industry is certainly in a better place than it was a month ago under lockdown.
We ask our "Grey Nomad" Australian correspondent if the drought is over and whether some BLM protesters are rewriting history.