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Hyundai Country Calendar – Series 2017, Episode 17

  • Sunday 11 Jun

G Every Lamb Counts: A Wairarapa family runs a high-tech intensive-care lamb orphanage in spring to increase their flock's survival rates. Their young boys play an active role in the life of the farm.


Hyundai Country Calendar Episodes

    • Sunday 20 Aug

    G The Cowboy Way: Three family members use natural horsemanship methods on their north Canterbury farm and compete against each other in a new and fast-growing sport, Cowboy Challenge.

    • Sunday 13 Aug

    G The Soil Beneath: An American couple's world-wide search for the best soil to make wine lead them to north Canterbury, where they create world class wine using biodynamic principles.

    • Sunday 6 Aug

    G Bull Market: The fourth, fifth and sixth generations of a family continue a tradition of aiming to breed the perfect bull and strive for record-breaking prices at their annual on-farm bull sale.

    • Sunday 30 Jul

    G Hard Nut to Crack: A macadamia nut grower hopes other Maori landowners follow her example to make a good profit from their land. She has spent 30 years finding the trees that give the best return.

    • Sunday 23 Jul

    G Horse Talk: A couple who met through a mutual love of horses now have their own farm, where they have achieved their dream of spending their lives training both horses and riders.

    • Sunday 16 Jul

    G A Te Puke family who diversified into avocados 40 years ago enjoy seeing new growth in the industry as two exporters join forces to expand markets in Japan and Australia.

    • Sunday 9 Jul

    G Two families farm cattle in a remote south Westland valley. They enjoy the adventure of being off-grid as they join together to muster cows and calves for the annual sale.

    • Sunday 2 Jul

    G A Canterbury family grows barley and turns it into malt which they sell to international craft brewers. Their traditional cropping farm is now home to a state-of-the-art malt-house.

    • Sunday 25 Jun

    G A farmer breeds top eventing and show-jumping horses by letting them run free on his Gisborne hill-country farm, where they develop their own unique style and spirit.

    • Sunday 18 Jun

    G Living the Life: A couple aim to grow all their own food in a sustainable way on their Waikato farmlet. Cows, pigs and ducks live beneath a canopy of trees that yield fresh fruit all year round.

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