Country Life

Friday 17 February 2012, with Carol Stiles, Susan Murray, Cosmo Kentish-Barnes & Duncan Smith

Intro and News Package

21:09 A group of scientists studying the young animals' behaviour have found that goats can develop their own accents, disproving claims that their voices are entirely genetic.

Regional Wrap

21:13 Many areas of the North Island had thundery heavy down pours this week, while in the South Island, the West Coast has been unseasonably hot and dry and Canterbury's pastoral farmers are smiling.

Perendale Fair

21:20 The Coalgate Perendale Ewe Fair with Donald Cooke of Rural Livestock Brokers.

Cock and Bull Stories - Tales from Two Kiwi Country Vets

21:28 'Faecal Facials' by Peter Jerram.

Hot Air

21:32 The New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre in Palmerston North is funding research into reducing methane emissions from animals.