Farmer's Voice gives typical farmers the chance to show the care they take as custodians of their animals and land.
Farmers Weekly columnist Craig Wiggins is going around New Zealand to find the real face of farming.
Check back here for new video content as we talk to those who have a passion for the primary sector.
Duncan and Tina MacKintosh
Duncan and Tina Mackintosh have a passion for their farm's environment and are sharing that passion with their community. Wiggy caught up with them to see how they're taking others along with them on their farming journey.
Sir David Fagan
Wiggy discovers there's a lot more to Sir David Fagan than shearing. He and son Jack are working on a three year project with the local regional authorities to retire 10% of their dairy farm into wetlands, native trees and shelter.
On this month’s Farmers Voice Wiggy head’s up to Taumarunui to catch up with 6-time underarm wood chopping world champ Jack Jordan, and has a chat about his passion for farming, rugby and wood chopping.
Jack Fagan is the two-time world champion speed-shearer and current world title holder. After taking over from his father Sir David Fagan, he rose through the ranks winning his first title in Invercargill two years ago and second in France this year. Wiggy catches up with Fagan over a cup of tea and learns the in’s and out’s of New Zealand shearing and what it takes to be the best.
Beef and beers at the lake
This month Wiggy heads to Taupo and catches up with James and Elissa Cooper who run a finishing farm and have diversified with Lakeman Brewery. Due to catchment regulations they have turned a negative into a positive and use this water to make their beer.
On this episode of Farmer's Voice Wiggy catches up with chairman Peter Moore and general manager Tania Smith of bidr - an online rural market place that connects the right stock with the right buyers.