Episode 17 – The billion dollar question: Selling land to foreign buyers or not?

In February 2024, the Overseas Investment Office approved 7 foreign buyer sales to pine trees under the eye of the current coalition government. It has hill…


Episode 16 – Understanding the puzzle of pest control

Old chemistry is being withdrawn from the market globally, and being more selective is encouraged for both avoiding insecticide and pesticide resistance while…


Episode 15 – Are Wiltshire’s sunrise strong wool’s sunset?

Shearing & animal health costs outstrip the income from strong wool and one academic believes it’s a no brainer to lean into Wiltshires (shedding sheep).…


Episode 14 – Resilience put into perspective by farmer, Rosie Dowling

Following the tragic death of her husband Gav, Rosie Dowling wasn’t going to leave their first farm and was determined to carry on farming despite a steep…


Episode 13 – Are biodiversity credits the golden ticket to more native trees vs pine trees?

The concept of receiving funds or credits for planting native bush rather than pine trees on farms could encourage farmers to retire sensitive land to…


Episode 12 – Top tips for tupping in the dry from two farmers & a vet

Are you having to balance a lack of feed and holding ewe condition in a dry Autumn? This episode is jam-packed with technical knowledge from two farmers and a…


Episode 11 – The double-edged sword of shearing in New Zealand

With Golden Shears 2024 being packed with crowds and the sheer number of women coming into both shearing and wool-handling, how do we keep stoking the fire of…


The Big Ball – in support of Rural Change

Looking an excuse to get out and have some fun while raising funds for a good cause? Why not dust off your ball gown or tuxedo and head along to The Big Ball…


Episode 10 – Giving farmers the edge to not be caught out by drought

Is it possible to truly forecast a drought? Country-Wide editor, Rebecca Greaves speaks to three passionate industry experts working to support New Zealand…


BONUS – Connecting soil nutrients, feed quality and animal performance with Melinda Turner

In a special bonus episode, independent nutrient advisor Melinda Turner helps balance animal health with the soil nutrients we are applying to ensure we aren’t…