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Farming Lifestyles

December 2011 Edition

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by Annette Lambly-Robinson

A Cambridge author has already raised $25,000 for charities from the sale of one of a series of three books on classic New Zealand ‘back country' stories. Katherine Tozer has spent three years compiling the series of books Tales from the Back Country, the first of which was completed in 2010, has already helped charities such as Hospice Waikato, the SPCA and the Canterbury Earthquake appeal. With the second and third books now completed and printed last month Dr Tozer is looking to partner with additional charities that need an ‘innovative' fundraising tool. Dr Tozer, a Waikato scientist makes no money out of the sale of the books other than a reimbursement on the printing costs with all of the profits — $15 from each $25 book sold — donated to the elected charities. The author is passionate about the wide open spaces and mountain ranges of New Zealand. She and her doctor husband Peter spend much of their spare time exploring and photographing the nation's varied and beautiful back country. Along the way she has met many interesting people and has enjoyed writing their stories. Tales from the Back Country is a

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Calling all Maori dairy farmers Entry is now open for the 2012 Ahuwhenua Trophy — BNZ Maori Excellence in Farming Award. by Annette Lambly-Robinson

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he 2012 Ahuwhenua Trophy BNZ Maori Excellence in Farming competition was launched at the Federation of Maori Authorities conference in Tauranga on Saturday, November 12, by the Agriculture Industry’s Training Organisation’s strategic relations manager Peter MacGregor. The AgITO is one of four silver sponsors of the award.

The Ahuwhenua Trophy is the premier award for Maori in agriculture. It acknowledges and celebrates business excellence in the New Zealand pastoral sector and is open to Maori farming properties either owned individually, or managed by Maori Trusts and Incorporations in New Zealand. Each year it alternates between beef and sheep farms and dairy farms. This is the fourth year since the competition was revived in 2003 that entrants will

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dairy farms with sheep farms became increasingly evident and in 1954 the competition was divided into two separate awards — dairying and sheep and beef — with Lord Bledisloe again donating the companion cup. Interest during the 1980s began to wane with the last competition held in 1990 before it was again revived in 2003 and in 2005 it was decided to alternate the award categories. Strong historical links between Mataatua rohe (Tauranga) and the Ahuwhenua competition were highlighted by the attendance of the winner of the 1933 competition, William Swinton, and the winner John Edwards, at a recent hui hosted by Te Arawa and Mataatua and aimed at encouraging entries. Maori women have been prominent in the history of the competition. Tatai Hall

of Te Teko was the first female winner of the cup in 1940 and in 1952 it was won by Mrs R Beazley of Pokeno. Mihi Stevens of Rangiahau won the inaugural Dairy award in 1954 and won it again in 1960. In recent years Kristen Nikora won the 2008 Dairy competition in partnership with her husband Dean and in 2009 Ingrid Collins chaired the Pakarae Whangara B5 partnership which won the Beef and Sheep competition. The winner of the competition will be announced at a Gala Awards dinner to be held at the Sky City Auckland Convention Centre on June 8, 2012. Entries close on Friday, January 27, 2012. Entry is free and entry forms are available from all offices of Te Puni Kokiri or www.ahuwhenuatrophy.maori.nz and www.maoritrustee.co.nz.

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It’s been a big year for Manawatu dairy farmer Jason Halford. In May Mr Halford (34) earned the Dairy Industry’s New Zealand Farm Manager of the Year Award title for his management of Kevin and Joanne Argyle’s Kiaranga Bunnythorpe Rd property, beating 11 other regional contestants. by Annette Lambly-Robinson

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t was the first time a Manawatu farmer had won the national dairy awards and Mr Halford was rightly proud of his win. The national win came at the end of his contract with the Argyles — and as it happened a few weeks later he was picking up his first 50-50 sharemilking position at John Seymour’s 91-hectare property at Opiki. The farm is well set out with good infrastructure which he says makes the job so much easier.

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Inoculate or Not — Cost Benefits? Dr Julian Waters BSC (Hons), MSc, PhD, Cbiol, MSB, Rnutr, CPAg, MNZIPIM

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each of which work best at different pH's, thus speeding up ensiling. It is rather like a 4 x 100 metre swimming team, where each member of the team swims their part of the race using their preferred stroke, being freestyle, butterfly, back or breast stroke. The bacterial strains on pasture are hetero-fermentative, which means they produce a range of acids such as acetic (vinegar), butyric (smells like vomit) and lactic. Lactic is the strongest of these acids and produces the most palatable silage to livestock. A good inoculant contains homo-fermentative bacteria that only produce lactic acid, which enables the crop to be ensiled more efficiently and rapidly. Plant sugars provide the energy for lactic acid producing bacteria, so any shortage of sugars will slow down the rate of fermentation. Therefore, good inoculant products also contain a number of enzymes that are largely focussed on breaking down indigestible fibre to produce sugars for the lactic acid producing bacteria. This helps speed up fermentation, particularly with challenging ensiling conditions.

It is difficult to put a specific value on the improvement in feed value of inoculated silages, which have been demonstrated in carefully controlled trials, as conditions vary between farms. A 5% improvement in energy utilisation of 10.5 MJ ME/kg DM pasture crop would equate to an improvement of about 0.5 MJ ME/kg DM, which would equate to 500 MJ ME / tonne of silage, or nearly 50 kg DM extra silage. Unfortunately, the laboratory methods for predicting ME values of silages are not sensitive enough to detect these changes. Combining the more conservative calculation of the benefits of silage saved and improved utilisation is roughly equivalent to having an additional 15

If 14 tonnes of extra silage, at 10.5 MJ ME/kg DM, is actually eaten by cows in milk (assuming about 7% wastage during feeding out), and that 80 MJ are required to produce 1kg milk solids, then the extra milk produced would be worth nearly $12,000 at $6.50 /kg MS payout. Potential return on investment (ROI) in this example would be about 3:1. Although one may argue about the magnitude of any savings or benefits used in this example, the key take home message is: Very small improvements in silage saved and feed quality are required to achieve a respectable ROI, so there is little risk of losing money when using a good inoculant, assuming silages are well made and utilised.

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Garlic may not ward off vampires as it is legendarily claimed, but there is no doubt of its popularity as a flavour addition to New Zealand cuisine.

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Taranaki/Manawatu Farming Lifestyles December 2011 Because of this Rex says he plants slightly earlier than elsewhere, typically around Queen's Birthday weekend, and harvests in the first week of January to allow a few extra weeks of growth. He mainly grows the silver skin printanor variety of garlic which is a soft neck hybrid developed for New Zealand conditions. For the last couple of years he has also been growing elephant or 'ophio' garlic — a much larger and mild garlic which has its own market appeal and is proving popular. He is now marketing around 1000 kilograms of garlic per annum from the two tonne wet weight harvested. The garlic is cured for three weeks before it is cleaned up, graded and either sold in loose bulbs or hand braided into bundles. Rejects are used for making insecticide sprays and he also Photo courtesy Sally Johnson retains his own seed stock. Rex hand harvests some of the new season’s garlic Around 50 percent of the are planted with a green crop — mustard or oats garlic is sold at farmers’ markets with the rest being sold online. It sells out quickly, usually by which is hoed back into the beds. “I've tried to keep mechanisation as simple as April, so customers need to be quick. No time to rest however — remember the possible rather than over capitalising on equipment and also in keeping with my desire for the physical lavender — no sooner has the garlic been harvested and sold than it’s time to harvest the lavender. contact with the land.” The site has its climatic challenges — it is two to three degrees colder than New Plymouth, receives its fair share of wind, particularly the westerly winds and gets around 1.2 metres of annual rainfall.

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Rex then freeze dries the oil before using it in a number of products including soap, moisturisers, bubble bath, balm, mists and oils. Shampoo and conditioner bases are made off site with Rex adding the lavender mixes according to the 'scientific' instructions. You'd think all this would be enough for one man, but Rex its seems doesn't like idle time. In a wee warm nook Sally and Rex have planted a number of herb plants suitable for herbal teas. “Sally and I drink a lot of herbal tea so we thought we would try growing some. We had been growing camellia sinensis (normal tea) for a couple of years, but it was hammered by the wind, so this spot begged development. Now we are looking to specialise in mints, specifically 'Chocolate Mint' — which smells like chocolate, but tastes minty. It's early days, but they now have 16 or so varieties or mixes of teas available depending on the season.

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Government considers raw milk gate sales Darryl Goble This Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry discussion paper is seeking public views on whether to continue the current practise of farm gate sales of raw drinking milk. Currently, the law allows farmers to sell a daily maximum of five litres of raw milk from their farm for people to drink and give to their family. Three options are proposed: • To maintain the current legal position. • To make some amendments to conditions of

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Northland Field Days 2012 Northland Field Days 2012, from March 3, is gearing up to be bigger and better than ever. Now in its 28th year, planning for the annual event starts before the last is even finished. nakidailynews.co.nz www.taraThe event is believed

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OLDS, Margaret Lorraine. — Peacefully at Taranaki Base Hospital, New Plymouth, on Thursday 30th June 2011. Aged 78 years. Loved mother and mother in law of Sandi Barbara Bay), (Hawkes (deceased), Sandra and Paul (Hastings), Christopher and Carol (Whakatane), Elke (Stratford). Loved grandmother and great grandmother to all her grandchildren. Special thanks to Di Di and staff at ICU. All communications to the Olds family, c/o PO Box 218, Stratford 4352. with accordance In Margaret’s wishes, a private cremation has been held.

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December 2011 Highlights PARELLI: NATURAL HORSEMANSHIP Premieres Monday December 19 at 9PM Pat and Linda Parelli are internationally renowned as some of the world’s most provocative and most respected thinkers and teachers of Natural Horsemanship. Their teaching style is magnetic, motivational and effective. In fact, their teachings are in such demand that they have groomed Parelli Instructors to teach more of the Level 1 Partnership and Level 2 Harmony clinics while they begin to concentrate on the higher level students. If you truly love horses and have an interest in natural horse training, you’ll love Parelli: Natural Horsemanship only on Country99TV.

GUCCI MASTERS Premieres Tuesday December 20 at 6.30PM Following on from the stunning success of the 2010 edition, the esteemed Italian Fashion house Gucci will once again lend its name to one of the most celebrated events on the equestrian sporting calendar, the Gucci Masters. Established in December 2009, it is one of the world's most prestigious indoor equestrian competitions, showcasing all the top international riders in the highest classes of jumping. And as the house celebrates its 90th birthday this year, Gucci continues to lead the sporting glamour of the equestrian world. The prestigious three day programme is comprised of 23 trials, climaxing with the Gucci Grand Prix on Sunday, December 4th with the winner taking away €300,000. But by far the most anticipated event is the Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final, a itinerant competition which is this year making its return to the French capital.

FEI WORLD CUP DRESSAGE Premieres Friday December 30 at 9PM The Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage series showcases the best in FEI Dressage and brings together the top riders and the best locations. Riders at this level are the ambassadors of our sport and are instrumental in keeping the spotlight focused on elite performance, while inspiring talented young riders to deploy the dedication that is necessary to reach the top. The origins of Dressage can be traced back to Ancient Greece and it is considered to be the most artistic equestrian discipline. The highest expression of horse training, it is used as the groundwork for all the other equestrian disciplines. In recent years, the popularity of this aesthetically pleasing sport has increased rapidly.

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2011 AGRIBUSINESS YEAR IN REVIEW Premieres Saturday December 31 at 7.00PM Join Mark Leishman for a look back at all the stories that made headlines in the rural sector throughout 2011.

WEATHER 2011 – THE YEAR IN REVIEW Premieres Saturday December 31 at 8PM It’s been a year of the deathly Tornado, snow in Auckland, floods and highs and lows. Join Philip Duncan for a look back at the year in weather and get a glimpse into what 2012 may have in-store.

NEW YEAR’S EVE SPECIAL – THE MARTY STUART MUSIC-A-THON Saturday December 31 from 8.30PM – 5AM New Year’s Day Marty Stuart is one of the most eclectic performers, seamlessly transitioning between honky-tonk, rockabilly, traditional country and bluegrass. He is one of country music’s most historically-minded ‘new’ traditionalists. Marty Stuart is an accomplished artist, performer, producer, writer and photographer. His career began at the tender age of 12 when he began playing mandolin with the Sullivan Family. He then moved to Nashville to join Lester Flatt & the Nashville Grass and eventually landed the job he had always wanted - performing with the Johnny Cash band. After more than six years with Johnny Cash, Stuart pulled together his own band, launched his own label and the rest is history. The Marty Stuart Music-A-Thon, Saturday December 31 from 8.30pm only on Country99TV is a must-see for country music fans.

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PROGRAMME SCHEDULE Wednesday 7 dec

Thursday 8 dec

06:00 07:00 07:30 08:00 08:30 09:00 09:30 10:00 10:30 11:30

06:00 Pro Bull 2010 07:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 07:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 08:00 Money Talks 08:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 09:00 Gardening Australia 09:30 Cowboy Flavor 10:00 Your Beautiful Garden 10:30 The Cowboys’ Kitchen 11:00 Garden Rambles 12:00 Country99 TV News & Weather 12:30 Money Talks 13:00 The Stud Tour 13:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 14:00 Landline 15:00 Barbecue University 15:30 FEI Equestrian World 2011 16:00 Gardening Australia 16:30 NZ on a Plate 17:00 Your Beautiful Garden 17:30 The Fresh Life 18:00 FEI Equestrian World 2011 18:30 Pro Bull 2010 19:30 TUX North Island & NZ Dog Trial Championship 20:00 Country99 TV News & Weather 20:30 Landline 21:30 Classic Tractor Fever 22:00 Pro Bull 2010 23:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 23:30 Gardening Australia 00:00 NZ on a Plate 00:30 Your Beautiful Garden 01:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 01:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 02:00 Pro Bull 2010 03:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 03:30 Gardening Australia 04:00 NZ on a Plate 04:30 Your Beautiful Garden 05:00 FEI Equestrian World 2011

12:00 12:30 13:00 13:30 14:00 14:30 15:00 15:30 16:30 17:00 18:00 18:30 19:30 20:00 20:30 21:00 23:00 23:30 00:30 01:00 01:30 02:00 03:00 03:30 04:00 05:00 05:30

Pro Bull 2010 Hell On Hooves Country99 TV News & Weather Straight Talk Country99 TV News & Weather Along For The Ride FEI Equestrian World 2011 Race Country HSBC FEI Classics 2011 National Tractor Pulling Championship Country99 TV News & Weather Straight Talk TOWER Sector Report Country99 TV News & Weather Ag PhD Farming Sunday The Cowboys’ Kitchen Horse Of The Year 2011 Animal S.O.S. Garden Rambles Team Fredericks - In Control Pro Bull 2010 TUX North Island & NZ Dog Trial Championship Country99 TV News & Weather Money Talks World Sheep Dog Trials National Tractor Pulling Championship Garden Rambles America’s Heartland National Tractor Pulling Championship Country99 TV News & Weather Pro Bull 2010 National Tractor Pulling Championship Your Beautiful Garden Garden Rambles Race Country National Tractor Pulling Championship

05:30 National Tractor Pulling Championship

Friday 9 dec 06:00 Pro Bull 2010 07:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 07:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 08:00 Ag PhD 08:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 09:00 FEI European Championships 10:00 Pro Bull 2010 11:00 Landline 12:00 Country99 TV News & Weather 12:30 Ag PhD 13:00 Money Talks 13:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 14:00 America’s Heartland 14:30 Hell On Hooves 15:00 FEI European Championships 16:00 Garden Rambles 17:00 Landline 18:00 Classic Tractor Fever 18:30 Pro Bull 2010 19:30 TUX North Island & NZ Dog Trial Championship 20:00 Country99 TV News & Weather 20:30 Straight Talk 21:00 FEI European Championships 22:00 Pro Bull 2010 23:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 23:30 Classic Tractor Fever 00:00 America’s Heartland 00:30 Ag PhD 01:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 01:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 02:00 Pro Bull 2010 03:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 03:30 Landline 04:30 Ag PhD 05:00 Farming Sunday 05:30 National Tractor Pulling Championship

saTurday 10 dec 06:00 07:00 07:30 08:00 09:00 09:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30 12:00 12:30 13:00 13:30 14:00 15:00 16:00 16:30 17:00 17:30 18:00 18:30 19:00 19:30 20:00 20:30 21:00 21:30 22:00 22:30 23:30 00:00 01:00 02:00 03:00 03:30 04:00 04:30 05:00 05:30

Pro Bull 2010 FEI Equestrian World 2011 Along For The Ride FEI European Championships At Home With Carl Hester Country99 TV News & Weather TOWER Sector Report Money Talks Ag PhD Straight Talk America’s Heartland Outdoors With Geoff Thomas FEI Equestrian World 2011 Along For The Ride FEI European Championships HSBC FEI Classics 2011 TOWER Sector Report America’s Heartland Ag PhD Straight Talk Outdoors With Geoff Thomas Outdoors With Geoff Thomas Classic Tractor Fever The Week In Agri-Business Inside Music Row TruCountry The Marty Stuart Show Cumberland Highlanders America’s Heartland FEI European Championships Along For The Ride Pro Bull 2010 FEI European Championships HSBC FEI Classics 2011 FEI Equestrian World 2011 Along For The Ride TOWER Sector Report Money Talks Ag PhD Straight Talk

sunday 11 dec 06:00 Pro Bull 2011 07:00 FEI European Championships

08:00 08:30 09:00 09:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30 12:00 13:00 14:00 14:30 15:00 16:00 16:30 17:00 17:30 18:00 19:00 19:30 20:00 20:30 21:00 21:30 22:00 22:30 23:00 00:00 01:00 01:30 02:00 03:00 04:00 04:30 05:00 05:30

Wed 7 Dec - Tues 13 Dec

FEI Equestrian World 2011 Along For The Ride Farming Sunday Straight Talk Money Talks TOWER Sector Report The Week In Agri-Business America’s Heartland The Horse HSBC FEI Classics 2011 FEI Equestrian World 2011 Along For The Ride FEI European Championships America’s Heartland Straight Talk Farming Sunday TOWER Sector Report Pro Bull 2011 The Week In Agri-Business Farming Sunday Classic Tractor Fever The Marty Stuart Show Inside Music Row TruCountry FEI Equestrian World 2011 Along For The Ride FEI European Championships Pro Bull 2010 Along For The Ride At Home With Carl Hester HSBC FEI Classics 2011 FEI European Championships Money Talks Straight Talk TOWER Sector Report Ag PhD

Monday 12 dec 06:00 Pro Bull 2010 07:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 07:30 The Week In Agri-Business 08:00 Farming Sunday 08:30 The Week In Agri-Business 09:00 Your Beautiful Garden 09:30 Gardening Australia 10:00 Smart Gardening 10:30 Garden Rambles

11:30 National Tractor Pulling Championship 12:00 The Week In Agri-Business 12:30 Farming Sunday 13:00 Money Talks 13:30 The Week In Agri-Business 14:00 Straight Talk 14:30 Ag PhD 15:00 Farming Sunday 15:30 The Horse 16:30 Gardening Australia 17:00 Smart Gardening 17:30 HSBC FEI Classics 2011 18:30 Pro Bull 2010 19:30 America’s Heartland 20:00 Country99 TV News & Weather 20:30 TOWER Sector Report 21:00 The Stud Tour 21:30 Hell On Hooves 22:00 Pro Bull 2010 23:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 23:30 Your Beautiful Garden 00:00 Gardening Australia 00:30 Smart Gardening 01:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 01:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 02:00 Pro Bull 2010 03:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 03:30 Your Beautiful Garden 04:00 Gardening Australia 04:30 Smart Gardening 05:00 Along For The Ride 05:30 National Tractor Pulling Championship

09:00 09:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30 12:00

Tuesday 13 dec

01:30 02:00 03:00

06:00 Pro Bull 2010 07:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 07:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 08:00 TOWER Sector Report 08:30 Country99 TV News & Weather

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Thursday 15 dec

06:00 07:00 07:30 08:00 08:30 09:00 09:30 10:00 10:30 11:30

06:00 Pro Bull 2010 07:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 07:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 08:00 Money Talks 08:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 09:00 Gardening Australia 09:30 Cowboy Flavor 10:00 Your Beautiful Garden 10:30 The Cowboys’ Kitchen 11:00 Garden Rambles 12:00 Country99 TV News & Weather 12:30 Money Talks 13:00 The Stud Tour 13:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 14:00 Landline 15:00 Barbecue University 15:30 FEI Equestrian World 2011 16:00 Gardening Australia 16:30 NZ on a Plate 17:00 Your Beautiful Garden 17:30 The Fresh Life 18:00 Team Fredericks - In Control 18:30 Pro Bull 2010 19:30 TUX North Island & NZ Dog Trial Championship 20:00 Country99 TV News & Weather 20:30 Landline 21:30 Classic Tractor Fever 22:00 Pro Bull 2010 23:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 23:30 Gardening Australia 00:00 NZ on a Plate 00:30 Your Beautiful Garden 01:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 01:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 02:00 Pro Bull 2010 03:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 03:30 Gardening Australia 04:00 NZ on a Plate 04:30 Your Beautiful Garden 05:00 FEI Equestrian World 2011

12:00 12:30 13:00 13:30 14:00 14:30 15:00 15:30 16:30 17:00 18:00 18:30 19:30 20:00 20:30 21:00 23:00 23:30 00:30 01:00 01:30 02:00 03:00 03:30 04:00 05:00 05:30

Pro Bull 2010 Hell On Hooves Country99 TV News & Weather Straight Talk Country99 TV News & Weather Along For The Ride FEI Equestrian World 2011 Race Country HSBC FEI Classics 2011 National Tractor Pulling Championship Country99 TV News & Weather Straight Talk TOWER Sector Report Country99 TV News & Weather Ag PhD Farming Sunday The Cowboys’ Kitchen Gucci Masters 2011 Animal S.O.S. Garden Rambles Team Fredericks - In Control Pro Bull 2010 TUX North Island & NZ Dog Trial Championship Country99 TV News & Weather Money Talks World Sheep Dog Trials National Tractor Pulling Championship Garden Rambles America’s Heartland National Tractor Pulling Championship Country99 TV News & Weather Pro Bull 2010 National Tractor Pulling Championship Your Beautiful Garden Garden Rambles FEI Equestrian World 2011 National Tractor Pulling Championship

05:30 National Tractor Pulling Championship

Friday 16 dec 06:00 Pro Bull 2010 07:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 07:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 08:00 Ag PhD 08:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 09:00 FEI European Championships 10:00 Pro Bull 2010 11:00 Landline 12:00 Country99 TV News & Weather 12:30 Ag PhD 13:00 Money Talks 13:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 14:00 America’s Heartland 14:30 Hell On Hooves 15:00 FEI European Championships 16:00 Garden Rambles 17:00 Landline 18:00 Classic Tractor Fever 18:30 Pro Bull 2010 19:30 TUX North Island & NZ Dog Trial Championship 20:00 Country99 TV News & Weather 20:30 Straight Talk 21:00 FEI European Championships 22:00 Pro Bull 2010 23:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 23:30 Classic Tractor Fever 00:00 America’s Heartland 00:30 Ag PhD 01:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 01:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 02:00 Pro Bull 2010 03:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 03:30 Landline 04:30 Ag PhD 05:00 Farming Sunday 05:30 National Tractor Pulling Championship

saTurday 17 dec 06:00 07:00 07:30 08:00 09:00 09:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30 12:00 12:30 13:00 13:30 14:00 15:00 16:00 16:30 17:00 17:30 18:00 18:30 19:00 19:30 20:00 20:30 21:00 21:30 22:00 22:30 23:30 00:00 01:00 02:00 03:00 03:30 04:00 04:30 05:00 05:30

Pro Bull 2010 FEI Equestrian World 2011 Along For The Ride FEI European Championships FEI Equestrian World 2011 Country99 TV News & Weather TOWER Sector Report Money Talks Ag PhD Straight Talk America’s Heartland Outdoors With Geoff Thomas FEI Equestrian World 2011 Along For The Ride FEI European Championships HSBC FEI Classics 2011 TOWER Sector Report America’s Heartland Ag PhD Straight Talk Outdoors With Geoff Thomas Outdoors With Geoff Thomas Classic Tractor Fever The Week In Agri-Business Inside Music Row TruCountry The Marty Stuart Show Cumberland Highlanders America’s Heartland FEI European Championships Along For The Ride Pro Bull 2010 FEI European Championships HSBC FEI Classics 2011 FEI Equestrian World 2011 Along For The Ride TOWER Sector Report Money Talks Ag PhD Straight Talk

sunday 18 dec 06:00 Pro Bull 2011 07:00 FEI European Championships 08:00 FEI Equestrian World 2011

COUNTRY99TV IS YOUR RURAL NETWORK

14:00 14:30 15:00 15:30 16:00 16:30 17:00 17:30 18:00 18:30 19:30 20:00 20:30 21:00 21:30 22:00 23:00 23:30 00:00 00:30 01:00

03:30 04:00 04:30 05:30

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PROGRAMME SCHEDULE Wednesday 14 dec

12:30 13:00 13:30

Cowboy Flavor Barbecue University NZ on a Plate 5 Ingredient Fix Surfing the Menu The Cowboys’ Kitchen Country99 TV News & Weather TOWER Sector Report Straight Talk Country99 TV News & Weather TOWER Sector Report The Stud Tour America’s Heartland Along For The Ride Cowboy Flavor Barbecue University NZ on a Plate The Cowboys’ Kitchen Team Fredericks - In Control Gucci Masters 2011 Hell On Hooves Country99 TV News & Weather America’s Heartland Straight Talk Along For The Ride Pro Bull 2010 National Tractor Pulling Championship NZ on a Plate Barbecue University The Cowboys’ Kitchen National Tractor Pulling Championship Country99 TV News & Weather Pro Bull 2010 National Tractor Pulling Championship NZ on a Plate Barbecue University FEI European Championships National Tractor Pulling Championship

08:30 09:00 09:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30 12:00 13:00 14:00 14:30 15:00 16:00 16:30 17:00 17:30 18:00 19:00 19:30 20:00 20:30 21:00 21:30 22:00 22:30 23:00 00:00 01:00 01:30 02:00 03:00 04:00 04:30 05:00 05:30

Wed 14 Dec - Tues 20 Dec

Along For The Ride Farming Sunday Straight Talk Money Talks TOWER Sector Report The Week In Agri-Business America’s Heartland The Horse HSBC FEI Classics 2011 FEI Equestrian World 2011 Along For The Ride FEI European Championships America’s Heartland Straight Talk Farming Sunday TOWER Sector Report Pro Bull 2011 The Week In Agri-Business Farming Sunday Classic Tractor Fever The Marty Stuart Show Inside Music Row TruCountry FEI Equestrian World 2011 Along For The Ride FEI European Championships Pro Bull 2010 Along For The Ride FEI Equestrian World 2011 HSBC FEI Classics 2011 FEI European Championships Money Talks Straight Talk TOWER Sector Report Ag PhD

Monday 19 dec 06:00 Pro Bull 2010 07:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 07:30 The Week In Agri-Business 08:00 Farming Sunday 08:30 The Week In Agri-Business 09:00 Your Beautiful Garden 09:30 Gardening Australia 10:00 Smart Gardening 10:30 Garden Rambles 11:30 National Tractor Pulling Championship

12:00 12:30 13:00 13:30 14:00 14:30 15:00 15:30 16:30 17:00 17:30 18:30 19:30 20:00 20:30 21:00 21:30 22:00 23:00 23:30 00:00 00:30 01:00 01:30 02:00 03:00 03:30 04:00 04:30 05:00 05:30

The Week In Agri-Business Farming Sunday Money Talks The Week In Agri-Business Straight Talk Ag PhD Farming Sunday The Horse Gardening Australia Smart Gardening HSBC FEI Classics 2011 Pro Bull 2010 America’s Heartland Country99 TV News & Weather Best Of Sector Report 2011 Parelli: Natural Horsemanship Hell On Hooves Pro Bull 2010 National Tractor Pulling Championship Your Beautiful Garden Gardening Australia Smart Gardening National Tractor Pulling Championship Country99 TV News & Weather Pro Bull 2010 National Tractor Pulling Championship Your Beautiful Garden Gardening Australia Smart Gardening Along For The Ride National Tractor Pulling Championship

Tuesday 20 dec 06:00 Pro Bull 2010 07:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 07:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 08:00 Best Of Sector Report 2011 08:30 Country99 TV News & Weather

09:00 09:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30 12:00 12:30 13:00 13:30 14:00 14:30 15:00 15:30 16:00 16:30 17:00 17:30 18:00 18:30 19:30 20:00 20:30 21:00 21:30 22:00 23:00 23:30 00:00 00:30 01:00 01:30 02:00 03:00 03:30 04:00 04:30 05:30

Cowboy Flavor Barbecue University NZ on a Plate 5 Ingredient Fix Surfing the Menu The Cowboys’ Kitchen Country99 TV News & Weather Best Of Sector Report 2011 Straight Talk Country99 TV News & Weather Best Of Sector Report 2011 The Stud Tour America’s Heartland Along For The Ride Cowboy Flavor Barbecue University NZ on a Plate The Cowboys’ Kitchen Parelli: Natural Horsemanship Gucci Masters 2011 Hell On Hooves Country99 TV News & Weather America’s Heartland Straight Talk Along For The Ride Pro Bull 2010 National Tractor Pulling Championship NZ on a Plate Barbecue University The Cowboys’ Kitchen National Tractor Pulling Championship Country99 TV News & Weather Pro Bull 2010 National Tractor Pulling Championship NZ on a Plate Barbecue University FEI European Championships National Tractor Pulling Championship

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Taranaki/Manawatu Farming Lifestyles December 2011

PROGRAMME SCHEDULE Wednesday 21 dec 06:00 Pro Bull 2010 07:00 Hell On Hooves 07:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 08:00 Straight Talk 08:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 09:00 Along For The Ride 09:30 Parelli: Natural Horsemanship 10:00 Race Country 10:30 HSBC FEI Classics 2011 11:30 National Tractor Pulling Championship 12:00 Country99 TV News & Weather 12:30 Straight Talk 13:00 Best Of Sector Report 2011 13:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 14:00 Ag PhD 14:30 Farming Sunday 15:00 The Cowboys’ Kitchen 15:30 Gucci Masters 2011 16:30 Animal S.O.S. 17:00 Garden Rambles 18:00 FEI Equestrian World 2011 18:30 Pro Bull 2010 19:30 TUX North Island & NZ Dog Trial Championship 20:00 Country99 TV News & Weather 20:30 North Otago Rural Outlook Series 21:00 World Sheep Dog Trials 23:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 23:30 Garden Rambles 00:30 America’s Heartland 01:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 01:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 02:00 Pro Bull 2010 03:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 03:30 Your Beautiful Garden 04:00 Garden Rambles

05:00 Parelli: Natural Horsemanship 05:30 National Tractor Pulling Championship

Thursday 22 dec 06:00 Pro Bull 2010 07:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 07:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 08:00 North Otago Rural Outlook Series 08:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 09:00 Gardening Australia 09:30 Cowboy Flavor 10:00 Your Beautiful Garden 10:30 The Cowboys’ Kitchen 11:00 Garden Rambles 12:00 Country99 TV News & Weather 12:30 North Otago Rural Outlook Series 13:00 The Stud Tour 13:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 14:00 Landline 15:00 Barbecue University 15:30 Parelli: Natural Horsemanship 16:00 Gardening Australia 16:30 NZ on a Plate 17:00 Your Beautiful Garden 17:30 The Fresh Life 18:00 At Home With Carl Hester 18:30 Pro Bull 2010 19:30 TUX North Island & NZ Dog Trial Championship 20:00 Country99 TV News & Weather 20:30 Landline 21:30 Classic Tractor Fever 22:00 Pro Bull 2010 23:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 23:30 Gardening Australia 00:00 NZ on a Plate 00:30 Your Beautiful Garden 01:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship

01:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 02:00 Pro Bull 2010 03:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 03:30 Gardening Australia 04:00 NZ on a Plate 04:30 Your Beautiful Garden 05:00 FEI Equestrian World 2011 05:30 National Tractor Pulling Championship

Friday 23 dec 06:00 Pro Bull 2010 07:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 07:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 08:00 Ag PhD 08:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 09:00 FEI European Championships 10:00 Pro Bull 2010 11:00 Landline 12:00 Country99 TV News & Weather 12:30 Ag PhD 13:00 North Otago Rural Outlook Series 13:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 14:00 America’s Heartland 14:30 Hell On Hooves 15:00 FEI European Championships 16:00 Garden Rambles 17:00 Landline 18:00 Classic Tractor Fever 18:30 Pro Bull 2010 19:30 TUX North Island & NZ Dog Trial Championship 20:00 Country99 TV News & Weather 20:30 Best Of Straight Talk 2011 21:00 FEI European Championships 22:00 Pro Bull 2010 23:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 23:30 Classic Tractor Fever

00:00 America’s Heartland 00:30 Ag PhD 01:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 01:30 Country99 TV News & Weather 02:00 Pro Bull 2010 03:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 03:30 Landline 04:30 Ag PhD 05:00 Farming Sunday 05:30 National Tractor Pulling Championship

saTurday 24 dec 06:00 07:00 07:30 08:00 09:00 09:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30 12:00 12:30 13:00 13:30 14:00 15:00 16:00 16:30 17:00 17:30 18:00 18:30 19:00 19:30 20:00 20:30 21:00 21:30

Pro Bull 2010 FEI Equestrian World 2011 Along For The Ride FEI European Championships Parelli: Natural Horsemanship Country99 TV News & Weather Best Of Sector Report 2011 North Otago Rural Outlook Series Ag PhD Best Of Straight Talk 2011 America’s Heartland Outdoors With Geoff Thomas Parelli: Natural Horsemanship Along For The Ride FEI European Championships Gucci Masters 2011 Best Of Sector Report 2011 America’s Heartland Ag PhD Best Of Straight Talk 2011 Outdoors With Geoff Thomas Outdoors With Geoff Thomas Classic Tractor Fever The Week In Agri-Business Inside Music Row TruCountry The Marty Stuart Show Cumberland Highlanders

Wed 21 Dec - Wed 28 Dec

22:00 22:30 23:30 00:00 01:00 02:00 03:00 03:30 04:00

America’s Heartland FEI European Championships Along For The Ride Pro Bull 2010 FEI European Championships Gucci Masters 2011 FEI Equestrian World 2011 Along For The Ride North Otago Rural Outlook Series 04:30 America’s Heartland 05:00 Ag PhD 05:30 Best Of Straight Talk 2011

sunday 25 dec 06:00 07:00 08:00 08:30 09:00 12:00 18:00 19:00 19:30 20:30 21:00 21:30 22:00 22:30 23:00 00:00 01:00 01:30 02:30 03:00 04:00 04:30 05:00 05:30

Pro Bull 2011 FEI European Championships Parelli: Natural Horsemanship Along For The Ride Farming Sunday Dog-A-Thon: TUX North Island & NZ Dog Trial Championship Pro Bull 2011 The Week In Agri-Business TruCountry The Marty Stuart Show Inside Music Row TruCountry Parelli: Natural Horsemanship Along For The Ride FEI European Championships Pro Bull 2010 Along For The Ride Gucci Masters 2011 Along For The Ride FEI European Championships America’s Heartland Best Of Straight Talk 2011 Best Of Sector Report 2011 Ag PhD

09:00 09:30 10:00 10:30 11:30 12:00 12:30 13:30 17:30 18:00 19:30 20:00 20:30 21:00 21:30 22:00 23:00 23:30 00:00 00:30 01:00 01:30 02:00 03:00 03:30 04:00 04:30 05:00 05:30

Your Beautiful Garden Gardening Australia Smart Gardening Garden Rambles National Tractor Pulling Championship Badminton 2011 Course Walk Preview Badminton Horse Trials 2011 Dressage Badminton Horse Trials 2011 Cross Country Badminton Horse Trials 2011 Showjumping Horse Of The Year 2011 America’s Heartland Best Of Sector Report 2011 Best Of Sector Report 2011 Parelli: Natural Horsemanship Hell On Hooves Pro Bull 2010 National Tractor Pulling Championship Your Beautiful Garden Gardening Australia Smart Gardening National Tractor Pulling Championship Best Of Sector Report 2011 Pro Bull 2010 National Tractor Pulling Championship Your Beautiful Garden Gardening Australia Smart Gardening Along For The Ride National Tractor Pulling Championship

Tuesday 27 dec

Monday 26 dec 06:00 Pro Bull 2010 07:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 07:30 Best Of Sector Report 2011 08:00 Farming Sunday 08:30 Best Of Straight Talk 2011

06:00 Pro Bull 2010 07:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 07:30 Best Of Sector Report 2011 08:00 Best Of Sector Report 2011 08:30 Best Of Straight Talk 2011

COUNTRY99TV IS YOUR RURAL NETWORK

12:00 12:30 13:00 13:30 14:00 14:30 15:00 15:30 16:30 17:00 18:00 18:30 19:30 20:00 20:30 21:00 22:00 23:00 23:30 00:30 01:00 01:30 02:00 03:00 03:30 04:00 05:00 05:30

Best Of Straight Talk 2011 Best Of Straight Talk 2011 Along For The Ride Parelli: Natural Horsemanship Race Country HSBC FEI Classics 2011 National Tractor Pulling Championship Best Of Straight Talk 2011 Best Of Straight Talk 2011 Best Of Sector Report 2011 Ag PhD Ag PhD Farming Sunday The Cowboys’ Kitchen Horse Of The Year 2011 Animal S.O.S. Garden Rambles Kihikihi International Horse Trials 2 Star Pro Bull 2010 National Tractor Pulling Championship Best Of Sector Report 2011 North Otago Rural Outlook Series World Sheep Dog Trials Pro Bull 2010 National Tractor Pulling Championship Garden Rambles America’s Heartland National Tractor Pulling Championship Best Of Sector Report 2011 Pro Bull 2010 National Tractor Pulling Championship Your Beautiful Garden Garden Rambles Parelli: Natural Horsemanship National Tractor Pulling Championship

Thursday 29 dec 06:00 Pro Bull 2010

07:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 07:30 Best Of Sector Report 2011 08:00 North Otago Rural Outlook Series 08:30 Best Of Straight Talk 2011 09:00 Gardening Australia 09:30 Cowboy Flavor 10:00 Your Beautiful Garden 10:30 The Cowboys’ Kitchen 11:00 Garden Rambles 12:00 Best Of Straight Talk 2011 12:30 North Otago Rural Outlook Series 13:00 The Stud Tour 13:30 Ag PhD 14:00 Tux Yard and Handy Dog 2011 15:00 Barbecue University 15:30 Parelli: Natural Horsemanship 16:00 Gardening Australia 16:30 NZ on a Plate 17:00 Your Beautiful Garden 17:30 The Fresh Life 18:00 At Home With Carl Hester 18:30 Pro Bull 2010 19:30 National Tractor Pulling Championship 20:00 Best Of Sector Report 2011 20:30 Best Of Sector Report 2011 21:00 Best Of Straight Talk 2011 21:30 Classic Tractor Fever 22:00 Pro Bull 2010 23:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 23:30 Gardening Australia 00:00 NZ on a Plate 00:30 Your Beautiful Garden 01:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 01:30 Best Of Sector Report 2011 02:00 Pro Bull 2010 03:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 03:30 Gardening Australia

04:00 04:30 05:00 05:30

NZ on a Plate Your Beautiful Garden FEI Equestrian World 2011 National Tractor Pulling Championship

03:30 04:30 05:00 05:30

Tux Yard and Handy Dog 2011 Ag PhD Farming Sunday National Tractor Pulling Championship

Friday 30 dec

saTurday 31 dec

06:00 Pro Bull 2010 07:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 07:30 Best Of Sector Report 2011 08:00 Ag PhD 08:30 Best Of Straight Talk 2011 09:00 FEI European Championships 10:00 Pro Bull 2010 11:00 Tux Yard and Handy Dog 2011 12:00 Best Of Straight Talk 2011 12:30 North Otago Rural Outlook Series 13:00 Ag PhD 13:30 Ag PhD 14:00 America’s Heartland 14:30 Golden Shears 15:00 FEI European Championships 16:00 Garden Rambles 17:00 Tux Yard and Handy Dog 2011 18:00 Classic Tractor Fever 18:30 Pro Bull 2010 19:30 National Tractor Pulling Championship 20:00 Best Of Sector Report 2011 20:30 Best Of Straight Talk 2011 21:00 FEI World Cup Dressage 2011/2012 22:00 Pro Bull 2010 23:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 23:30 Classic Tractor Fever 00:00 America’s Heartland 00:30 Ag PhD 01:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 01:30 Best Of Sector Report 2011 02:00 Pro Bull 2010 03:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship

06:00 07:00 07:30 08:00 09:00 09:30 10:30 11:00 11:30 12:00 12:30 13:00 13:30 14:00 15:00 16:00 16:30 17:00 17:30 18:00 18:30 19:00 20:00 20:30

Pro Bull 2010 FEI Equestrian World 2011 Along For The Ride FEI World Cup Dressage 2011/2012 Parelli: Natural Horsemanship Tux Yard and Handy Dog 2011 Best Of Sector Report 2011 Ag PhD Best Of Straight Talk 2011 America’s Heartland Outdoors With Geoff Thomas Parelli: Natural Horsemanship Along For The Ride FEI World Cup Dressage 2011/2012 Horse Of The Year 2011 Best Of Sector Report 2011 America’s Heartland Ag PhD Best Of Straight Talk 2011 Outdoors With Geoff Thomas Outdoors With Geoff Thomas 2011 Agribusiness Year In Review Weather 2011 - The Year In Review The Marty Stuart Show

sunday 1 Jan 06:00 Pro Bull 2011 07:00 FEI World Cup Dressage 2011/2012 08:00 Parelli: Natural Horsemanship 08:30 Along For The Ride 09:00 Farming Sunday 09:30 Best of Straight Talk 2011 10:00 Best of Sector Report 2011

COUNTRY99TV IS YOUR RURAL NETWORK

09:00 09:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30 12:00 12:30 13:00 13:30 14:00 14:30 15:00 15:30 16:00 16:30 17:00 17:30 18:00 18:30 19:30 20:00 20:30 21:00 21:30 22:00 23:00 23:30 00:00 00:30 01:00 01:30 02:00 03:00 03:30 04:00 04:30 05:30

Cowboy Flavor Barbecue University NZ on a Plate 5 Ingredient Fix Surfing the Menu The Cowboys’ Kitchen Best Of Straight Talk 2011 Best Of Sector Report 2011 Best Of Straight Talk 2011 Ag PhD Best Of Sector Report 2011 The Stud Tour America’s Heartland Along For The Ride Cowboy Flavor Barbecue University NZ on a Plate The Cowboys’ Kitchen Parelli: Natural Horsemanship Pro Bull 2010 Golden Shears Best Of Sector Report 2011 America’s Heartland Best Of Straight Talk 2011 Along For The Ride Pro Bull 2010 National Tractor Pulling Championship NZ on a Plate Barbecue University The Cowboys’ Kitchen National Tractor Pulling Championship Best Of Sector Report 2011 Pro Bull 2010 National Tractor Pulling Championship NZ on a Plate Barbecue University FEI European Championships National Tractor Pulling Championship

Wednesday 28 dec 06:00 Pro Bull 2010 07:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 07:30 Best Of Sector Report 2011

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PROGRAMME SCHEDULE 08:00 08:30 09:00 09:30 10:00 10:30 11:30

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Wed 28 Dec - Tues 3 Jan

10:30 2011 Agribusiness Year In Review 11:30 Weather 2011 - The Year In Review 12:00 The Horse 13:00 Horse Of The Year 2011 14:00 Parelli: Natural Horsemanship 14:30 Along For The Ride 15:00 FEI World Cup Dressage 2011/2012 16:00 2011 Agribusiness Year In Review 17:00 Weather 2011 - The Year In Review 17:30 America’s Heartland 18:00 Pro Bull 2011 19:00 Best of Sector Report 2011 19:30 Farming Sunday 20:00 Classic Tractor Fever 20:30 The Marty Stuart Show 21:00 Inside Music Row 21:30 TruCountry 22:00 Parelli: Natural Horsemanship 22:30 Along For The Ride 23:00 FEI World Cup Dressage 2011/2012 00:00 Pro Bull 2010 01:00 Along For The Ride 01:30 FEI World Cup Dressage 2011/2012 02:30 Along For The Ride 03:00 Horse Of The Year 2011 04:00 2011 Agribusiness Year In Review 05:00 Weather 2011 - The Year In Review 05:30 Best of Sector Report 2011

Monday 2 Jan 06:00 Pro Bull 2011 07:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 07:30 2011 Agribusiness Year In Review 08:30 Weather 2011 - The Year In Review 09:00 Your Beautiful Garden 09:30 Gardening Australia 10:00 Smart Gardening

10:30 Garden Rambles 11:30 National Tractor Pulling Championship 12:00 2011 Agribusiness Year In Review 13:00 Weather 2011 - The Year In Review 13:30 Ag PhD 14:00 Farming Sunday 14:30 2011 Agribusiness Year In Review 15:30 The Horse 16:30 Gardening Australia 17:00 Smart Gardening 17:30 FEI World Cup Dressage 2011/2012 18:30 Pro Bull 2011 19:30 America’s Heartland 20:00 2011 Agribusiness Year In Review 21:00 Parelli: Natural Horsemanship 21:30 Weather 2011 - The Year In Review 22:00 Pro Bull 2011 23:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 23:30 Your Beautiful Garden 00:00 Gardening Australia 00:30 Smart Gardening 01:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 01:30 Weather 2011 - The Year In Review 02:00 Pro Bull 2011 03:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 03:30 Your Beautiful Garden 04:00 Gardening Australia 04:30 Smart Gardening 05:00 Along For The Ride 05:30 National Tractor Pulling Championship

Tuesday 3 Jan 06:00 Pro Bull 2011 07:00 National Tractor Pulling Championship 07:30 Best of Sector Report 2011

08:00 08:30 09:00 09:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30 12:00 12:30 13:00 13:30 14:00 14:30 15:00 15:30 16:00 16:30 17:00 17:30 18:00 18:30 19:30 20:00 20:30 21:00 21:30 22:00 23:00 23:30 00:00 00:30 01:00 01:30 02:00 03:00 03:30 04:00 04:30 05:30

Best of Sector Report 2011 Best of Straight Talk 2011 Cowboy Flavor Barbecue University NZ on a Plate 5 Ingredient Fix Surfing the Menu The Cowboys’ Kitchen Best of Straight Talk 2011 Best of Sector Report 2011 Best of Straight Talk 2011 Ag PhD Best of Sector Report 2011 The Stud Tour America’s Heartland Along For The Ride Cowboy Flavor Barbecue University NZ on a Plate The Cowboys’ Kitchen Parelli: Natural Horsemanship Pro Bull 2011 Golden Shears ASB Rural Innovation Week America’s Heartland Best of Straight Talk 2011 Along For The Ride Pro Bull 2011 National Tractor Pulling Championship NZ on a Plate Barbecue University The Cowboys’ Kitchen National Tractor Pulling Championship Best of Sector Report 2011 Pro Bull 2011 National Tractor Pulling Championship NZ on a Plate Barbecue University FEI World Cup Dressage 2011/2012 National Tractor Pulling Championship

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Taranaki/Manawatu Farming Lifestyles, December 2011