Today on The Country, Jamie caught up with the Veterinary Association's chief officer Helen Beattie, to talk about how a nationwide shortage of vets was putting pressure on the industry.
On with the show:
Our Met Service weather man gave us an update on a "funny week" with May hot temps being set in eastern areas followed up by snow on the hills and severe frosts.
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The Veterinary Association's chief officer said the country was short of up to 100 veterinarians and this nationwide shortage of staff, drought and uncertainty due to Covid-19 was pushing them to breaking point.
Jeremy Rookes and Stu Loe:
Today's panel featured a couple of sheep and beef farmers from Hawkes Bay and Canterbury, respectively. They talked vet shortages, rugby and carbon farming.
The Nelson farmer and former President of Horticulture NZ reckoned next season's harvest could be a bigger train wreck than the one we've just finished, due to a lack of international backpackers, and as many RSE workers heading home as are arriving in the country.