Country Life

Friday 24 August 2012, with Carol Stiles, Susan Murray, Cosmo Kentish-Barnes & Duncan Smith

Intro & Regional Wrap

9:05 PM.The sun has shown its face in the North Island and on the east coast of the South Island conditions are muddy underfoot.


9:12 PM.Karapiro Kiwifruit grower Tim Oliver responds to the news PSA has been found in Waikato.

Agri news

9:18 PM.A selection of primary industry stories from throughout the week.

Lake Farm Beef

9:21 PM.Colin Brown runs Lake Farm Beef from his picturesque property overlooking Lake Karapiro. He breeds and raises Angus and Angus Piedmontese cross cattle to sell directly to consumers, a farm to plate business. He says his beef hit three tennets of tender, tasty and healthy, and he aims to raise the best beef in the world and show case that process to other NZ farmers.

Westland - The Milky Way

9:33 PM.The Westland Cooperative Dairy Company was formed 75 years ago and is 100 percent dairy farmer owned by about 330 shareholders from Karamea to Fox Glacier.

A Piedmontese/Angus calf just born at Lake Farm Beef.

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Colin Brown of Lake Farm Beef.