Podcasts

Episode 8 – The ticking time bomb of drench resistance

A recent national report showed that a third of sheep farmers have triple drench resistance. Rebecca Greaves and Sarah Perriam-Lampp uncover what that means for you, discussing the financial impacts of drench resistance with Wairarapa vet Sara Sutherland, drench management plans with Clive Bingham of Zoetis NZ, and worm control with Ginny Dodunski, Wormwise Programme Manager.

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Live Q&A – What farm management software is right for you?

What you measure you can manage right? But how do you know if you have the right farm management tool to guide you and your farm team towards recording and reporting success? Hear from our four farm management softwares on a panel over lunch and ask your questions as they explain how they are different and the best option for you.

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Episode 7 – Reducing fertiliser is a balancing act

When you are looking at putting the axe through on-farm costs, one of the biggest items that is under scrutiny is fertiliser. To balance your decision making, take a listen to how a farmer, soil scientist and independent advisor explain how to reduce your spend on fertiliser without sacrificing soil fertility. 

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Episode 6 – Top tips to deal with hard times financially in farming from the experts

Rebecca Greaves, Country-Wide Editor, along with her co-host Sarah Perriam-Lampp discuss how to navigate tough times in sheep & beef farming with top tips from experts Ed Harrison, Dr Todd White and Frazer Weir.

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Episode 5 – Landcare strategies from re-building in Gisborne to soils in Central Otago

In episode 5 of the Country-Wide Podcast, Editor of Country-Wide, Rebecca Greaves along with her co-host Sarah Perriam-Lampp discuss the rebuilding of the East Coast and how to build back our farms with more resilience.

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Episode 4 – Loving our best mates, our working dogs!

In this episode, we celebrate our working dogs, those loyal companions who play a vital role on our farms.

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Episode 3 – Will 2024 be the ‘Wool Renaissance’ everyone is hoping for?

In this episode on the Country-Wide podcast, Editor Rebecca Greaves talks to an innovative farming couple who have developed a woollen alternative to plastic tree protectors as well as Campaign for Wool’s, Tom O’Sullivan on the positive approach the new government is taking to supporting the industry.

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Episode 2 – The lack of community is killing rural wellbeing

In the second episode of our new podcast, Country-Wide Editor Rebecca Greave discusses what's being done to combat the decline rural mental health and safety, unpacking the research with rural counsellor Kathryn Wright.

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The Country Wide Podcast – Episode 1 – Political Shifts and Farming

In our first podcast, Country-Wide Editor Rebecca Greaves talks to Professor Hugh Campbell, Professor of Sociology at the University of Otago, Brent Paterson from MyEnviro and Hon. Todd McClay, Minister for Primary Industries & Trade.

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