Richard Loe defends dairy farmers on The AM Show


For those Kiwis farmers up before dawn, Rural Exchange (REX) is a new show dedicated to the backbone business of New Zealand.

Rural Exchange co-host Richard Loe joins The AM Show to add a rural perspective to the day’s lineup.

[Dairy farmers] don’t deserve the flack they are getting.

“When was the last time you shouted a dairy farmer a beer?” Richard asks Duncan Garner.

Duncan puts Richard on the hot seat on various farming topics, from Fonterra to whether butter prices are warranted.

“Should [a dairy farmer] sell it to the highest bidder?” replies Richard. “Or should he sell it to someone who moans all the time?”

Watch the full interview with Richard Loe above.

Rural Exchange with Hamish McKay, Sarah Perriam and Richard Loe, 5-7am Saturday and Sunday on RadioLIVE with Carter’s Tyre Service. Click here for all the ways to watch and listen.