Today on The Country, Jamie Mackay caught up with sheep breeder Derek Daniell, for a chat about his latest opinion piece "Sink or Swim?"
On with the show:
Is a Wairarapa farmer and one of New Zealand's leading sheep breeders who has just penned a great piece "Sink or Swim? Where is the New Zealand economy headed?" In it he challenges the government's thinking on water, biodiversity, trees and climate change. His take home message - don't handicap food production with stupid regulations.
Fonterra's chief executive comments on another good GDT auction overnight (up 2.2 per cent, WMP plus 1.9 per cent, Butter plus 8.5 per cent) and the sale of the co-op's farming interests in China for $555 million, saying Fonterra is "not that good at farming".
Rabobank's Animal Proteins and Sustainability Analyst reviews the bank's October Agribusiness Monthly & Covid-19 Update. Plus, we look at the opportunities on the domestic market for our high-end cuts of red meat that are suffering from the downturn in the high end food service sector internationally.
The chairman of Property Brokers, a rural real estate business based out of Palmerston North, talks about his rise from a young graduate just out of Lincoln, to getting his first job in Gore as a field officer for J E Watson, to running a nationwide company.
NIWA weather forecaster on the wet and dry afflicting the country. And it's now been 44 consecutive months since New Zealand had a below average nationwide temperature!