Today on The Country, Jamie Mackay took a look at the latest GDT result, along with Beef + Lamb NZ's just-released New Season Outlook.
On with the show:
In the absence of Jacinda and Winston we ask a farming leader to step up to the plate to analyse the election and comment on the economics of sheep and beef farming and the impending big dry.
Rabobank's dairy analyst comments on a "steady as she goes" GDT auction overnight plus she says she doesn't want to be the Grinch who stole Christmas ahead of her bank's December update to the forecast milk price payout!
The Chairman of Beef + Lamb NZ looks for the positives out of his organisation's just-released New Season Outlook, saying the projected 26 per cent drop in farm profitability needs to be put in historic perspective, with the past decade being the most profitable in 60 years.
NIWA's weather forecaster takes a look at what's in store for the week to come.
Fonterra's head of Co-op Affairs comments on the GDT auction, milk volumes, the rise in the forecast milk price but has a firm "no comment" when it comes to the Shareholders Council.
Volkswagen's Commercial Manager talks about a couple exciting new 4WD releases to the market and why double-cab all-wheel drive utes are all the go in the southern hemisphere.